Tuesday Recap: Madronic, King Lead Harvard Past Boston U.; Ohio State Shuts Out Dartmouth in Second Half

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In a Tuesday night Beantown battle, the Harvard Crimson took down the Boston U. Terriers, 13-10, in a top-20 matchup. It marked the first loss for the Terriers of the season.

The win marks the third against a top-15 opponent for Gerry Byrne’s Harvard squad as they move to 5-1 on the season. They beat Brown in their Ivy League-opener on Saturday and Michigan the week before that.

Austin Madronic and Sam King came into Tuesday night’s contest as the Crimson’s first and second-leading point-getters, and in the big win they showed exactly why. Madronic lead the way with five points off three goals and two assists while King scored four goals.

Kyle Mullin made 12 saves in cage to anchor the Harvard defensive effort while Steven Cuccurullo won the battle at the faceoff dot against Boston U.’s Conor Calderone, going 14-for-21 (66%).

Two of Madronic’s goals came during the Crimson’s three-goal run in the fourth quarter that helped them get ahead 13-9 and eventually out this one to bed. Hayden Cheek put in the final score of that run, capitalizing off a successful Crimson ride.

Harvard also put together a three-goal run late in the third quarter with Cheek getting things started before Owen Gaffney and Miles Botkiss each found the back of the net. Until that time, it was a very back-and-forth game with the only consecutive goals being a pair from Boston U.’s Jake Cates and Vince D’Alto that closed the first period and opened the second.

A pair of goals from D’Alto and Christian Quadrino, each coming off curls from behind the cage, cut the Crimson lead back to one, 10-9, after that third-quarter run and gave the Terriers some juice. However, the Terriers would only get one more before the final buzzer sounded with D’Alto scoring the final goal of the contest with just over five minutes remaining.

Boston U. would get just one shot off in the final five minutes of the contest, three of which went wide and two of which were stopped by Mullin, as they were unable to get back within striking distance after that final Crimson run.

Louis Perfetto (1G/3A), Vince D’Alto (3G/1A), and Timmy Ley (3G/1A) each had four points to lead the way for the Terriers. Matt Garber made 12 saves.

Ohio State Blanks Dartmouth in Second Half For 12-6 Victory

The Ohio State Buckeyes have gotten back in the win column after suffering their second loss of the season at home against Denver on Sunday afternoon.

Down 6-4 late in the first half, Jackson Reid found the back of the net twice to put an end to the Ohio State dry spell as well as Dartmouth’s three-goal run, and knot things all up, 6-6, heading into halftime.

The Buckeyes would go on to find the back of the net six more times as they rolled through the second half to grab the 12-6 victory. In addition to their offense finding it’s rhythm in the second half of play, the same was also true with the Buckeye defense as they held the Big Green scoreless and Skyler Wahlund settled in for nine saves in the final two periods. He ended with 12 saves on teh day.

Reid’s six points (4G/2A) led the way for the Buckeyes’ offense while they also got a big boost from Justin Inacio, who went 13-for-20 (65%) at the faceoff dot.

Henry Bonnie led Dartmouth with two goals. Daniel Hincks made 14 saves (right in first half).

Big Fourth Quarter Pulls St. John’s Past Fairfield

Behind a seven-point (2G/5A) outing from Dylan Willis and a six-point outing from Brian Kelly (4G/2A), the St. John’s Red Storm took down the Fairfield 17-14.

Kaden Quirk made a career-high 17 saves to anchor the Red Storm defense.

With things all knotted up at 11 to end the third quarter, the Red Storm scored six unanswered to effectively put this one away. Fairfield ended the game with three straight goals.

Jack McKenna had four goals to lead Fairfield. Frankie Labetti went 18-for-29( 62%) at the faceoff dot.

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