Feb. 23, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 17/19 Ohio State improved to 3-0 on the season, defeating Marquette, 18-8, Saturday inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center in front of sold-out crowd of 866. Buckeye freshman Carter Brown had a team-high four goals, three assists and seven points as Ohio State handed the Golden Eagles a loss in their first game as a Division I program.
Jesse King added a hat trick and three assists to Brown’s point total to help fuel the offensive output produced by a total of 10 Buckeyes who found the back of the net.
Ohio State led 3-2 after the first quarter. Turner Evans put the Buckeyes on the board at 10:31, followed by a goal from Adam Trombley at 9:02. Evans extended the lead to 3-0 at 8:01. The Golden Eagles then scored twice in the final 1:30 to draw within one, with Bryan Dadolato scoring at 1:30 and Kyle Whitlow adding a goal with 43 seconds remaining. Shots were 9-6 in favor of the Buckeyes in the quarter and Marquette goalie JJ Sagl had five saves.
The Buckeyes outscored Marquette, 7-3, in the second quarter, with Brown recording five points in the stanza. King scored unassisted at 13:54 and Dan Wertz gave the Buckeyes a 5-2 lead at 12:31, assisted by Reegan Comault. After a Marquette goal at 11:51, Brown scored, assisted by Wertz, at 8:14 and then set up King for a man-up tally at 5:57. Tyler Melnyk scored for MU at 4:34 before Ohio State went on a three-goal run to take a six-goal lead (10-4). Ohio State converted twice on a two-minute non-penalty, with Schuss scoring, assisted by Brown, at 3:37 and King setting up Brown at 2:29. Brown scored his third goal of the quarter at 1:45 unassisted. Badolato ended the Buckeyes’ run with 43 seconds left in the quarter to send the teams into the lockerroom with the Buckeyes leading, 10-5. Ohio State outshot Marquette, 14-19, in the stanza.
Ohio State outscored the Golden Eagles, 8-3, in the second half, with four goals in each quarter. Brown netted his fourth of the game 1:54 into the third quarter, tallying man-up on an assist from King. Schuss set up senior Nick Liddil for a goal at 12:18 to push the Buckeye lead to 12-5. After a Marquette goal from Connor Berman at 8:23, King found Tyler Pfister 1:06 later and King closed the scoring in the quarter with 2:55 remaining to give the Buckeyes a 14-6 advantage after the third.
Ohio State scored the first four goals of the fourth quarter to take a 12-goal lead. Planning scored twice in 27 seconds, tallying unassisted at 11:37 and then converting man-up, assisted by brown, at 11:10. Nick Diegel scored at 10:19 and Pfister netted the last goal for the Buckeyes at 9:42. The Golden Eagles had the last two goals, scoring at 8:56 and man-up at 4:49. Shots were 8-6 in favor of the Buckeyes in the quarter.
The Buckeyes outshot Marquette, 40-27. Buckeye starter Greg Dutton played the first 49:41 and made two saves, allowing six goals. Scott Spencer was in for the final 10:19 and had two saves on four shots. Sagl made nine saves in 50:18 and Matt Barone played the final 9:42 and faced no shots on goal.
Ohio State was 5-for-6 on man-up chances in the period and Marquette was 1-for-3. The Buckeyes finished with just over half of the faceoff wins, taking 16-of-30. Trey Wilkes took 21 of them, earning 13 and finishing the contest with six groundballs.
The Buckeyes return to action against eighth-ranked Penn State at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2 in University Park, Pa. The Nittany Lions are 2-0 on the season and hosting No. 3 Notre Dame Sunday. Penn State is up one game in the Creator’s Cup race, a three-way contest between the Lions, Buckeyes and Michigan, after defeating the Wolverines last weekend.