|No. 1 Maryland 19, No. 8 Ohio State 12 • What You Need to Know|
|Records:||Ohio State 8-4, 2-2 Big Ten; Maryland 11-0, 4-0 Big Ten|
|Site:||Maryland Stadium; College Park, Md.|
|Did You Know:||Ohio State's four-goal first-half lead was the largest deficit Maryland has faced all season.|
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eight-ranked Ohio State gave No. 1 Maryland all it could handle on Saturday afternoon, but dropped a 19-12 decision to the Terrapins in College Park. The Buckeyes, now 8-4 on the season and 2-2 in Big Ten play, return home for their regular season finale next Sunday night against Michigan at Ohio Stadium.
The Short Story
Ohio State matched Maryland goal for goal through three quarters and built a 7-3 second-quarter leads thanks to a 5-0 scoring run that spanned the first and second quarters. Four Buckeyes had multiple goals – led by a hat trick from Colby Smith and a six-point day for Jack Myers – and the defense was led by goalie Skylar Wahlund, who stopped a career-high 19 shots.
The Buckeyes trailed by just one goal, 12-11, at the 2:43 mark of the third quarter, but Maryland outscored Ohio State 7-1 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the victory.
“I’m proud of the effort and fight that our men showed today,” said head coach Nick Myers. “Skylar was great in goal and we played well at times around him in all phases. Maryland is a good team and just made more plays than we did down the stretch. There’s plenty to build off from today as we turn the page to playing our rival at home next Sunday.”
How The Goals Were Scored
Buckeye This and That
Shots: Maryland 46, Ohio State 35
Saves: Ohio State (Wahlund) 19, Maryland (McNaney) 11
Ground Balls: Maryland 32, Ohio State 23
Faceoffs: Maryland 20-for-35, Ohio State 15-for-35
Extra Man: Maryland 0-for-3, Ohio State 0-for-0
Clears: Ohio State 19-for-19, Maryland 16-for-16
Ohio State Scoring (G-A-P): Jack Myers (2-4-6); Colby Smith (3-0-3); Jackson Reid (2-0-2); Jason Knox (2-0-2); Scott White (1-1-2); Ari Allen (1-0-1); Johnny Wiseman (1-0-1); Mitchell Pehlke (0-1-1)
Ohio State plays its regular season finale next Sunday night under the lights at Ohio Stadium when it hosts rival Michigan (7-6, 0-4 Big Ten) at 7 p.m. The game will be televised by BTN.