Ohio State Uses 7-0 Q4 Run to Upend No. 4 Loyola in ECACs

The Buckeyes took control from there. Planning set up Schuss for back-to-back goals at 14:09 and 13:14 to tie the game and put the Buckeyes ahead (12-11). King then scored two in a row, assisted by Alexander at 11:14 and Schuss at 7:07. Evans found Schneider for a goal at 3:15, Alexander and Schuss connected at 2:08 and junior Michael Italiano closed the scoring with a goal at 1:26 with the timer on. The Buckeyes controlled play in the quarter, outshooting Loyola, 15-5, with Dutton making two saves.

Ohio State won the groundball battle, 41-27, including 16-3 in the fourth quarter. Ohio State won 18 of 33 faceoffs, including seven of nine in the fourth stanza. Kapinos won a career-high 12 of 20 and had a personal-best eight groundballs to lead the Buckeyes. Dutton had five groundballs, while Alexander had four.

The Buckeyes were outshot, 41-37. Dutton played all 60 minutes for Ohio State and had 12 saves, his sixth-consecutive game with 10-plus saves.

Schuss, the 2013 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and a Tewaaraton Award nominee, extended his point streak to 59 games (each game of his collegiate career). He now has a career-high 60 points to lead the squad, with a team-best 38 goals and 22 assists. He has five or more points in six games this year, including in four of the last five games. His Ohio State career-goals record stands at 140 and he has 225 career points, just two back of Joel Dalgarno in second place.

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2013-05-02



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