Schuss Nets 7 as No. 19 Ohio State Opens with Win over Detroit

The Buckeyes were 3 for 4 on man-up chances, with Detroit 2 for 4. The Buckeyes had the edge in groundballs (35-25) and won 18 of 26 faceoffs, going 8-4 in the second half.

Ohio State returns to action in the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic next Sunday, Feb. 17, against Jacksonville at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. The team will return to Columbus to host Marquette Feb. 23 inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Note the game vs. Marquette is sold out.

Postgame Notes

Schuss' seven goals tied his career high, first set May 8, 2010 at North Carolina. His 10 points were a personal best, topping the eight points he had vs. the Tar Heels in 2010.

Schuss extended his point streak to 46 games. He now is tied for third in program history with 175 points and ranks third with 109 goals. He is eighth with 66 assists.

Schuss had the seventh 10-point game in program history and the seventh seven-goal game for a Buckeye. His 17 shots vs. Detroit are a career high and rank third (tied) all-time for a Buckeye.

Bowling's five groundballs were a career best, topping the four he had vs. Mercer last year. Bowling had a career-high three caused turnovers.

Mack tied his career high with seven groundballs, first set last year vs. Detroit.

Ohio State is 11-0 in games played inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center, including a 5-0 mark vs. Detroit.

The Buckeyes are 5-0 in season openers under Myers.

King had the second hat trick of his career and first since Feb. 9, 2012 vs. Detroit.

Brown, defenseman Robbie Haus, Charlie Schnider and Pfister all saw action in their first collegiate games, with Haus and Brown making their first career starts.

Junior Joe Meurer made his first start at close defense and had two caused turnovers and two groundballs.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (2/9/2013) -- Detroit had a two-goal lead early, but could not hold on as the Titans saw #19 Ohio State pull away in the second half to down the red, white, and blue, 14-8, in their season opener on Saturday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex.

The loss drops the Titans to 0-5 all-time against Ohio State and 0-6 all-time against nationally-ranked opponents.

Sophomore Mike Birney (Plymouth, Mich./Catholic Central) led the Titan offense with his first career hat trick, finishing with a team-high three goals. Juniors Shayne Adams (St. Catharines, Ont./Denis Morris) and Alex Maini (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook) each had a pair of goals and an assist, while sophomore Brandon Beauregard (Clarkston, Mich./Notre Dame Prep) found the back of the net once.

Logan Schuss a Third Team USILA All-American last season started the scoring by notching his first of seven goals on the day and Ohio State had a 1-0 lead a little more than a minute into the game.

Detroit raced in front after that with three-straight goals in a two-minute span. First Maini found Adams at 9:14. Detroit then won the ensuing faceoff and Birney gave UDM a 2-1 lead with 7:49 left in the first. After a timeout, Detroit was able to take advantage of an unforced OSU turnover and Adams struck for his first at the 7:14 mark.

OSU made it 3-2 after one and knotted it up on Schuss' third goal early in the second. Detroit rebounded as Adams had a good look to Birney who put it away for a 4-3 Titan lead.

The Titans would then go in front 5-4 as freshman Ryan Callaghan (Burlington, Ont./Corpus Christi) fed Birney and the second-year midfielder beat Greg Dutton in net with 7:30 left in the second period.

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