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Nick Carretta #17 fighting for the puck against John Carroll at Bird Arena on September 25, 2021.

Hockey: Ohio sweeps Roosevelt on the road

Ohio took over The Edge Ice Arena this weekend. 

The Bobcats (13-7) swept Roosevelt in a two-game series this weekend. The games were only the Bobcats’ fourth and fifth away games this season, but the pair of wins earned them their first sweep on the road. 

Here’s everything you need to know from Ohio’s sweep of Roosevelt:

Friday

John McLaughlin sent one through the net early in the first to give Ohio the lead six minutes into the game. Although Ohio didn’t score again until the second period, it maintained control for a majority of the first. Neither team spent much time near Ohio’s net. 

The Bobcats made higher quality plays in the second period and scored two more goals as a result. Nick Erker, who has been given more time on the ice in recent games, scored his first goal of the season. Erker has played in 11 games for Ohio, six of which have been in November. Ten minutes after Erker’s goal, J.T. Schimizzi scored as well. 

Drew Magyar capped off Ohio’s scoring with a goal just over a minute into the final period. Magyar leads the team in goals with 14. 

Although Ohio won Friday, its offense didn’t boom like it has in the past against Roosevelt. When the two teams faced off in October, Ohio scored 17 times in two games. However, Roosevelt’s goalie Josh Brown recorded 41 saves on 45 shots on goal. 

Saturday

Ohio’s game Saturday was the seventh game in which it scored eight goals or more this season. Nick Carretta scored seven minutes into the first period. Ten seconds later, Peyton Botich scored Ohio’s second goal of the night. 

Five other Bobcats scored Saturday, including Schimizzi, who has scored a goal in each of the last three games. Nick Ventura also put one through the net, earning his first goal of the season. 

The Bobcats also finished the game with seven assists on eight goals. Blake Rossi and Donovan Tehan, who each ended the night without a goal, recorded an assist each. Tehan is tied for the sixth-most assists on the team while Rossi is tied for seventh.

Matthew Server earned his fifth win of the season, and he totaled 24 saves by the end of the game. Server excelled on the penalty kill, preventing Roosevelt from scoring on all but two of its seven power plays. 

What’s next

After two months of work, the Bobcats are getting a break. The Bobcats will take a week off and then return to Bird Arena for a series against Niagara on Dec. 3-4. 

@molly_burchard8

mb712319@ohio.edu

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