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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Facing off against the top-ranked team in the country, the No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team fell 17-6 to No. 1 Virginia Saturday night at Paradise Coast Sports Complex in Naples, Fla. The Buckeyes are now to 3-1 on the year with the loss to the Cavaliers (3-0).
The Short Story
Virginia led 7-4 at the half on the strength of an 8-4 margin in faceoffs won and quickly extended the lead to 9-4 with goals just 16 seconds apart early in the third quarter. Ohio State could get no closer the rest of the game.
Statistically, Payton Cormier led the Cavaliers with seven goals and 12 shots. Ohio State was led by a pair of goals apiece from Jack Myers and Ed Shean. The Cavaliers fired 45 shots with Ohio State goalie Skylar Wahlund making 12 saves. Ohio State had 33 shots.
How the Goals Were Scored
- Trailing the Cavaliers, 2-0, in the first quarter, Ed Shean received a cross-crease pass from Greg Langermeier to score from in close and to the right of UVA goalkeeper Matthew Nunes.
- The one-goal deficit didn’t last long: UVA faceoff specialist Petey LaSalla scored just eight seconds later for a 3-1 UVA lead.
- LaSalla’s goal was countered by an even more remarkable score: a laser from about 70 yards out by Ohio State goalie Skylar Wahlund to make it 3-2.
- LaSalla responded once again for the Cavaliers, winning another faceoff and scoring from the right side just 15 seconds after Wahlund’s goal. It was LaSalla’s sixth goal of the season and made it 4-2 UVA.
- After UVA went up 5-2 early in the second quarter on a man-up goal, Jack Myers scored his seventh goal of the season off an assist from Kyle Borda, bringing the Buckeyes to within 5-3.
- Ohio State stayed patient and continued to play well with Myers scoring again with 4:28 to play in the second quarter off a low screamer from the right of Nunes to make the score 5-4. Scott White with the assist.
- UVA scored the final two goals of the second quarter to lead by three at the half.
- UVA kept the scoring going early in the third quarter with three more goals until Scott White stopped the run with a Buckeye goal, unassisted, at 9:29, to make the score 10-5.
- After UVA scored five of the first six goals in the third quarter, Shean scored off a terrific series of passes to make it 13-6 with the assist going to Jason Knox. The goal came with 2:37 to play in the third quarter and the Buckeyes would not be able to counter again.
- The Buckeyes are in a three-game stretch of games against the No. 1, 3 and 2 teams in the country in Virginia, Cornell and Notre Dame.
- Jack Myers continues to lead the Buckeyes in scoring with 16 total points with eight goals and eight assists.
- Ed Shean has 12 points and leads the Buckeyes with 10 goals.
Shots: Virginia 45, Ohio State 33
Ground Balls: Virginia 10, Ohio State 8
Faceoffs: Virginia12-of-26, Ohio State 14-of-26
Clears: Virginia 26-of-27, Ohio State 21-of-24
Extra Man: Virginia 2-of-2, Ohio State 0-of-2
Saves: Ohio State 12, Virginia 8
Turnovers: Ohio State 23, Virginia 12
Ohio State hosts No. 3 Cornell next weekend in Columbus. The Buckeyes and Big Red faceoff at noon on Saturday, March 4 from Ohio State Lacrosse Stadium.
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