November 2, 2018

Buckeyes Blank Irish for Win in B1G Opener

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Box Score

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Sean Romeo stopped all 23 shots and Mason Jobst’s first period power play goal stood as the gamewinner, leading No. 7/9-ranked Ohio State to a 1-0 victory over No. 5 Notre Dame in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Ohio State, now 4-2-1 on the year, and Notre Dame (3-3-1) will close the weekend series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. NBCSN will televise the contest, with Ohio State radio also carrying the action.

Jobst scored the game’s only goal 7:59 into the first period. With Ohio State on the first power play of the night, Gustaf Westlund and Wyatt Ege worked the puck to Jobst, whose shot from the top of the circle went over the goalie’s shoulder.

Romeo had 23 saves in the game for his third career shutout. He faced just three shots in the first period, had 12 saves in the second and eight in the third to preserve the win. Ohio State also had 23 shots on goal in the game.

The Buckeyes were 1-for-3 on the power play in the game, with two of the chances in the first and one in the second. The Irish had one chance in the second, putting two shots on net.

Ohio State blocked 16 shots as a team, led by two each from freshmen Quinn Preston and Ryan O’Connell and two each from seniors Brendon Kearney and Jobst.

 

Quoting Buckeye associate head coach Steve Miller

“This was our most consistent effort of the season. The guys played with heart and with a purpose. We were determined tonight and we played determined. It’s fun to get rewarded. We cleaned up our penalties and the power play came through for us. Sean played great and we played great in front of him.”

Quoting Buckeye senior goalie Sean Romeo

“This was a great team win. The team played a really good defensive game. Anytime we can start off Big Ten play with a win we will take it.”

Buckeye This and That

  • The victory was No. 900 for Ohio State as a varsity program.
  • Mason Jobst tied former teammate Nick Schilkey (2013-17) for career goals in Big Ten play with 36.
  • Romeo posted two shutouts last year – Oct. 21, 2017 at UMass and at home vs. Michigan Jan. 26.
  • The shutout was the Buckeyes’ second of the season.