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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

Ohio State men’s lacrosse wins 2nd straight game, beats Delaware, 15-9

April 6, 2014
In its first nine games of the season, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team had not tallied a road victory. That changed Sunday. The Buckeyes headed east to take on the Delaware Blue Hens, and after starting fast never looked back, notching a 15-9 victory. Sophomore attackman Ryan Hunter, who saw more playing time in place of injured junior midfielder Turner Evans, got the Buckeyes on the board first with his third goal of the season. Outshooting the Blue Hens 14-3 in the first quarter, the Buckeyes tacked on five more goals to take a 6-0 lead into the second. Matching the intensity displayed in the first 15 minutes, OSU… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse battles Delaware for chance at 1st back-to-back wins of the season

April 3, 2014
Seeking its first back-to-back wins of the season, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (3-6, 1-0) is set to head east for a road showdown with the Delaware Blue Hens (6-5, 0-3). After starting the season 1-5, OSU has won two of its last three contests, including a 13-2 victory against Jacksonville last Saturday. Coach Nick Myers said preventing Jacksonville from controlling the tempo early was one of the keys in the win. “We got off to a fast start,” Myers said. “(Jacksonville) got in some foul trouble and our extra man had the opportunity to get on the field and execute. (Freshman midfielder) Jake (Withers) winning some faceoffs set… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse scores early, often to down Jacksonville, 13-2

March 30, 2014
The weather was cold, but the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team was on fire against Jacksonville. Playing the third of a three-game home stand, the Buckeyes (3-6, 1-0) defeated the Dolphins (1-7, 0-1), 13-2, inside a soggy Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday. Getting off to a quick start, junior midfielder Jesse King and sophomore attackman Carter Brown tallied a pair of goals within the game’s first 45 seconds to put the Buckeyes ahead. After King notched his second goal of the game less than two minutes later, OSU held a man-up advantage for four minutes after Jacksonville senior midfielder Mike McCredie crosschecked junior midfielder Turner Evans in the head. OSU… Read more

Ohio State women’s lacrosse battles through stormy weather to beat William and Mary, 14-7

March 30, 2014
Though the weather stirred up a mix of snow and rain, the No. 18 Ohio State women’s lacrosse team was not fazed as it used a second-half surge to defeat William and Mary, 14-7. The Buckeyes (8-4, 1-1) had trouble getting into the groove of the game Saturday against the Tribe (2-8, 0-0) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The not-so-spring weather made for rough playing conditions — puddles filled the field and jerseys without a muddy casing were a rare sight. The two teams had a combined total of 42 turnovers, stemming mostly from the poor conditions. “We knew the weather was going to be a factor,” OSU coach Alexis… Read more

Ohio State men’s lacrosse ‘getting back to basics’ against Jacksonville

March 27, 2014
Senior defenseman Joe Meurer is looking for a spark. Looking to finish its three-game home stand on a high note, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (2-6, 1-0) is set to take on the Jacksonville Dolphins (1-6, 0-1) Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. After starting the home stand with a conference win against Bellarmine, located in Louisville, Ky., OSU fell Tuesday to No. 7 Notre Dame, 13-7. Despite keeping Notre Dame close for the majority of the game, the Fighting Irish used a five-goal run to finish the fourth quarter and preserve the victory. However, Meurer said the Buckeyes are putting the Notre Dame game behind them and focusing… Read more