March 22, 2022

Buckeyes’ Defense Shines in 12-6 Win over Dartmouth

No. 9 Ohio State 12, Dartmouth 6 • What You Need to Know
Records:Ohio State 6-2; Dartmouth 4-2
Site:Ohio Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
Did You Know: Ohio State held Dartmouth scoreless for the final 35:36 of regulation.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio A stifling second-half defense, 12 saves from goalie Skylar Wahlund and a five-goal third quarter run on offense were the ingredients to the recipe for a 12-6 Ohio State win over Dartmouth on Tuesday evening at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes improve to 6-2 on the season while Dartmouth is now 4-2.

The Short Story
Tied at 6-all at the half, Ohio State didn’t allow a second-half goal and scored five times in the third quarter to pull away for the win.

Jackson Reid’s six-point day (4G, 2A) paced the offense, which had six different goal scorers and outscored the Big Green 8-0 over the final 33:16 of regulation. Wahlund got his first start of the season in goal and responded with a career-high 12 saves.

“Really proud of our men for how they responded on short rest against a very good Dartmouth team,” said head coach Nick Myers. “The defensive effort in the second half was outstanding and offensively we were able to score in a lot of different ways.”

How the Goals Were Scored

  • The two teams traded first-quarter goals, as Ohio State got scores from Colby Smith, Jack Myers, Mitchell Pehlke and Jackson Reid. Dartmouth scored with eight seconds remaining in the opening quarter to tie the score at 4-4.
  • The Big Green took its largest lead of the game, 6-4, at the 5:36 mark of the second quarter on a Colin McGill tally. The Buckeyes, however, scored twice to end the half – both coming from Reid – the tie the score at 6-6 going into halftime.
  • Reid’s goal with 3:16 remaining in the second quarter started what became a 8-0 game-ending run for the Ohio State offense.
  • In the third quarter, Ohio State outscored Dartmouth 5-0 thanks to a pair of Colby Smith goals and one each from Jason Knox, Myers and Reid.
  • The only goal of the fourth quarter came from Scott White, who scored off a feed from Myers with 3:24 remaining.

 This and That

  • In the last three games, Reid has 16 points on 10 goals and six assists (5.3 points per game).
  • Wahlund’s 12 saves is one better than his previous high of 11 at Johns Hopkins in the 2021 season opener last spring.
  • The Buckeyes are now 3-0 all-time against Dartmouth.
  • Justin Inacio was 13-of-20 at the faceoff X and has won 10 or more faceoffs in seven of eight games.
  • Myers’ five-point night gives him 21 goals and 24 assists on the season, which matches his point total from the entire 2021 season.
  • Colby Smith has hat tricks in six of the last seven games.

Statistically Speaking
Ohio State 44, Dartmouth 36
Ground Balls: Ohio State 36, Dartmouth 26
Faceoffs: Ohio State 13-of-20, Dartmouth 7-of-20
Clears: Ohio State 16-of-21, Dartmouth 18-of-19
Extra Man: Ohio State 1-of-4, Dartmouth 1-of-2
Saves: Dartmouth 14, Ohio State 12
Turnovers: Ohio State 16, Dartmouth 14
Ohio State Scoring (G-A-P): Jackson Reid 4-2-6; Jack Myers 2-3-5; Colby Smith 3-0-3; Scott White 1-1-2; Jason Knox 1-1-2; Mitchell Pehlke 1-0-1; Johnny Wiseman 0-1-1

What’s Next
With the non-conference schedule behind it, Ohio State turns the page to Big Ten play on Sunday. The Buckeyes head to Piscataway, N.J. to face No. 6 Rutgers on Sunday at noon inside SHI Stadium. The game will air live on ESPNU.