April 18, 2021

No. 1 Maryland Downs No. 12 Ohio State in College Park

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Final Stats: Maryland 18, Ohio State 8

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Top-ranked and undefeated Maryland used an eight-goal run in the second and third quarters to earn an 18-8 victory over Ohio State on Sunday afternoon in College Park. The Buckeyes are 4-5 on the season while Maryland improves to 9-0.

The Short Story
After an evenly played first quarter, one in which Ohio State took a 2-1 lead at the 8:48 mark on a Johnny Wiseman goal, Maryland knotted the score at 2-all 2:05 before the end of the quarter and then outscored Ohio State 6-1 in the second quarter to open up an 8-3 halftime lead.

The trio of Jack Myers, Tre Leclaire and Johnny Wiseman all scored two goals for the Buckeyes. Leclaire added an assist for a game-high three points. Myers had his ninth consecutive multi-goal game while Leclaire came within three points of 200 for his career.

Quotable
“Credit to Maryland for a well-played game,” said head coach Nick Myers. “We will get back to work this week and clean up the things we need to in order to get ready for a big game next Saturday at home against Penn State.”

 How the Goals Were Scored

  • Maryland took a quick 1-0 lead when it won the opening face-off and scored on its first possession, but the rest of the first quarter belonged largely to Ohio State, which scored back-to-back goals by Jackson Reid (9:59) and Johnny Wiseman (8:48) to take an early 2-1 lead.
  • The Terrapins got the equalizer at 2:05 of the first quarter from Jack Koras and then scored twice more in the opening minute of the second quarter to take a 4-2 lead.
  • Connor Cmiel’s transition goal that was set up by a caused turnover from Jacob Snyder made the score 4-3 in favor of Maryland at 5:53 of the second quarter. From there, however, the Terrapins scored four straight to close out the quarter and take an 8-3 lead into the locker room.
  • The third quarter opened with three consecutive Maryland goals as it took an 11-3 advantage. Tre Leclaire was able to stop the run with his first goal of the day and 20th of the season midway through the quarter.
  • Trailing 14-5 in the fourth quarter, Ohio State put together a two-goal run when Leclaire and Wiseman found the back of the net two and a half minutes apart.
  • Jack Myers closed out the scoring for Ohio State at the 2:53 mark of the fourth quarter with his 27th tally of the year.

Statistically Speaking
Shots: Maryland 42, Ohio State 36
Ground Balls: Ohio State 35, Maryland 34
Faceoffs: Ohio State 16-of-30, Maryland 14-of-30
Saves: Maryland 13, Ohio State 7
Turnovers: Ohio State 15, Maryland 14
Clears: Ohio State 16-of-19, Maryland 23-of-25
Extra Man: Ohio State 0-for-2, Maryland 0-for-1

This and That

  • Leclaire has at least one goal in 34 straight games dating back to the middle of the 2018 season.
  • With three more points, he would become just the fifth player in program history to reach 200 career points.
  • Myers has 22 points in his last five games on 16 goals and six assists.
  • Wiseman has multiple points in two straight games.
  • Connor Cmiel and Eric Wenz both had season-highs in ground balls. Cmiel picked up four while Wenz had five.
  • Cmiel’s second-quarter goal was the first of his career. He finished with two points on the day (one goal, one assist).
  • Justin Inacio won 16 face-offs and has 10 or more face-off wins in all eight games that he’s played in this season.

What’s Next
Ohio State closes out the regular season on Saturday, April 24, when it hosts Penn State inside Ohio Stadium beginning at 4 p.m. Prior to the game, the Buckeyes will also honor its senior class. ESPNU will televise to a national audience.