Ohio State players, in the white jerseys, set up a scoring chance on the Bowling Green goal.
The last regular season home game for the Ohio State men’s ice hockey team went down in the loss column as the Bowling Green State University Falcons beat the Buckeyes 2-1 Tuesday night.The game resembled an underwater hockey game because the pace was extremely slow. The Falcons shattered the stillness when Adam Edinger scored a power play goal. The Buckeyes had their chances but couldn’t get one past BGSU goalie Mike Savard.In the second period the teams traded goals to bring the score to 2-1. Bowling Green’s Doug Schueller gave the Falcon’s the lead for good when he slid a soft goal past OSU goalie Jeff Maund. Defenseman Ryan Jestadt scored the Bucks’ lone goal and Vinnie Grant and Andre Signoretti recording the assists. The third period the Bucks had some good looks at the net but couldn’t pull the trigger. OSU coach John Markell said he knew his team was going to be rusty because of the week off, but their emotional level was flat.”There seems to be a lack of internal motivation right now,” Markell said. Markell also said his team isn’t sticking with their systems, and that has been evident since the win over Michigan on Feb. 6. “We need some leadership in the dressing room and I don’t care where it comes from,” Markell said.Last night’s loss marked the first time the Buckeyes have dropped two games in a row since Jan. 9 and 12, when the Bucks lost to Lake Superior State University at home and to Miami on the road.The season series between these two teams will be decided Saturday at Bowling Green.