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Ohio State men’s lacrosse focused on final preseason game against Duke

January 29, 2015
The last time the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team faced the Duke Blue Devils was Feb. 5, 2011. Since then, Duke has earned back-to-back national titles, while OSU missed out on the NCAA Tournament altogether last season. The Buckeyes are set to head to North Carolina to face the Blue Devils in the team’s final preseason exhibition Saturday, a challenge coach Nick Myers said his team recognizes and is prepared for. “We’re going to go against some of the best in the country with our schedule, there’s no doubt about that,” Myers said. “I think our men have worked really hard in the offseason. We understand what’s in front of… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse tunes up for regular season with 11-4 exhibition win

January 25, 2015
In its first scrimmage of the new year, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team put the skills and training it fostered in the off-season into practice, coming away with a 11-4 win in a practice game against The Hill Academy on Saturday at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Midfielder David Planning scored late in the first quarter, bringing the Buckeyes to a 3-0 lead against Hill — a Concord, Ontario, high school — but the senior credited his younger teammates for stepping up during the scrimmage. “We have guys playing their butts off coming off the bench,” Planning said. “Everyone’s playing really well.” Among the younger players, freshman midfielder Trevor… Read more

Jesse King finding success everywhere he goes

August 3, 2014
For most college athletes, playing beyond their school’s season is unheard of. The same cannot be said about Ohio State’s incoming senior lacrosse midfielder Jesse King. Following a junior season which saw him named a third team All-American and a Tewaaraton Award nominee, King can now add another accolade to that list: Federation of International Lacrosse World Lacrosse champion. Two weeks ago, Canada avenged its pool-play loss to the United States by shutting down the Stars and Stripes, 8-5, to win its third ever gold medal at the World Championships. Canada also won the event in 2006 and 1978. King, a native of Victoria, British Columbia, where he attended Claremont… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse falls to Air Force in ECAC semifinal, 14-7

May 2, 2014
The No. 22 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team lost its final game as a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference. The Buckeyes (6-8, 3-1) fell 14-7 at the hands of Air Force in the first round of the league tournament Thursday. The Buckeyes faced the service academy for the second time in three games — the last contest resulted in an 8-6 OSU victory April 19 in Columbus — but the Falcons’ potent offense overpowered the home team this time. The game was the second of two ECAC Tournament semifinal games that took place at Jesse Owens Memorial Field Thursday. The Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines both saw their… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse set to host ECAC tourney, face Air Force in first round

April 30, 2014
The No. 22 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team is undefeated at home in conference play so far this season and now gets a shot at extending that streak into the postseason. OSU made it to the quarterfinals of the NCAA championship last year after upsetting Denver, 11-10, in the ECAC title game before the Pioneers moved on to play in the Big East Conference in 2014. This year, OSU can defend its crown by winning two more games. The Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines are both in their final seasons of ECAC play before Big Ten lacrosse begins next year, and the archrivals could square off in the championship game… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse preparing for high-flying game against Air Force

April 17, 2014
In a clash of the only remaining unbeaten teams left in ECAC play, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (5-6, 2-0) is scheduled to host the Air Force Falcons (8-3, 3-0) inside Ohio Stadium Saturday with first place on the line. Getting hot at the right time, the Buckeyes have won four of their last five after starting the season 1-5, including a convincing win over archrival Michigan in front of more than 17,000 fans last Saturday inside Ohio Stadium. However, OSU coach Nick Myers said the team has put the Michigan game behind them and they are now focused on taking an Air Force squad that is currently one… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse shuts out Michigan in 2nd half, beat Wolverines, 15-6

April 12, 2014
For the briefest of moments, it seemed like the Michigan Wolverines were going to come to Ohio Stadium and pull an upset against the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team. A three-goal deficit early in the second quarter seemed to be a bad omen for the Buckeyes, who started the year winning one of their first five games. But OSU (5-6, 2-0) held Michigan (4-9, 1-3) scoreless in the second half, and pulled away in front of a season-high crowd of 17,641 to earn a 15-6 win Saturday in Ohio Stadium. OSU coach Nick Myers said the game presented his team with the opportunity to get a huge win in front… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse looking to build off first road victory against archrival Michigan

April 10, 2014
Some games carry more meaning than others. When the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (4-6, 1-0) steps onto the field at Ohio Stadium this weekend looking to keep its perfect record in the ECAD, it will do so against archrival Michigan (4-8, 1-2). “It’s a huge opportunity, not only because it’s a Michigan team, but it’s the greatest rivalry in sports,” said senior defenseman Joe Meurer said. “It’s also a really good chance for us to continue to build on the momentum that we already have. It’s always just a good opportunity to be in the ‘Shoe as well so we are going to embrace that.” The Buckeyes return to… Read more

Ohio State women’s lacrosse to honor seniors in top-25 matchup against No. 8 Penn State

April 10, 2014
On a day where the class of 2014 is slated to be honored, the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team is set to host a top 25 matchup against Penn State. The No. 17 Buckeyes (10-4, 3-1) are set to host the No. 8 Nittany Lions (8-5, 2-2) while honoring five senior athletes and their OSU careers: Tayler Kuzma, Kaila Gottlick, Cara Facchina, Katie Chase and Heather Gravinese. Penn State enters the match up coming off a 13-8 victory against Cornell Tuesday. The Nittany Lions force an average of 9.8 turnovers per game, which is good for second in the conference and also sit at third in draw controls with 13.7.… Read more

Katie Chase’s poise on field ‘contagious’ for Ohio State women’s lacrosse

April 9, 2014
There’s no doubt that one of the strongest leaders and competitors on the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team is senior attackman Katie Chase. In high school, the Maryland native was looking for a university that had a big school feel, with lots of spirit to call home. “I knew going into it I wanted a school with a lot of tradition,” Chase said. “The first time I visited campus, I knew right away that this is where I wanted to be. The coaches and team were awesome. They made me feel (like) more than just a recruit.” Chase captured a career-high seven goals and a career-high eight points in a… Read more