COLUMBUS, Ohio – Third-ranked Maryland used a 6-1 fourth-quarter run to pull away for a 16-8 victory over Ohio State on Saturday at a sun-soaked Ohio Stadium. The Terrapins improve to 5-0 on the season while the Buckeyes are now 2-3.
The Short Story
Ohio State’s day was highlighted by a significant individual accomplishment: graduate student Tre Leclaire scored the Buckeyes’ opening goal in the first quarter and became the program’s all-time leader in the category, passing Logan Schuss (2010-13). Leclaire now has 148 career goals.
Junior Jack Myers had his best offensive game of the season, scoring four goals while dishing out two assists for six points. Over the last two games, Myers has 11 points (seven goals, four assists).
The Buckeyes also got strong play at two key areas: in goal and at the face-off X. Graduate student Alec Van de Bovenkamp stopped 14 shots while Justin Inacio controlled play in the X, winning 19 of 27 while also picking up 11 ground balls.
“Credit to a good Maryland team,” said head coach Nick Myers. “I thought we played well in goal and at faceoff, two areas we can really build on going forward in the second half of the season. We will quickly turn the page and get ready for another rivalry game.”
How the Goals Were Scored
This and That
Shots: Maryland 41, Ohio State 35
Saves: Ohio State (Van de Bovenkamp) 14, Maryland (McNaney) 11
Ground Balls: Ohio State 31, Maryland 29
Faceoffs: Ohio State 19-of-27, Maryland 8-of-27
Clears: Maryland 20-of-24, Ohio State 14-of-17
Extra Man: Ohio State 1-for-1, Maryland 2-for-4
Turnovers: Ohio State 18, Maryland 12
Ohio State Top Scorers (G-A-P): Jack Myers 4-2-6, Jackson Reid 1-1-2, Tre Leclaire 1-1-2, Johnny Wiseman 1-0-1, Grant Mitchell 1-0-1
The second half of the 2021 schedule begins next week with another rivalry game. The Buckeyes head to Ann Arbor, Mich. to take on the Wolverines Saturday at 1 p.m. The game will be streamed on BTN Plus.