Buckeyes Drop Game to Notre Dame; Now 3-3 on Year
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 10 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team fell, 16-3, to second-ranked Notre Dame Saturday afternoon at Arlotta Stadium in South Bend, Ind. The Buckeyes are now 3-3 on the year, with all three losses coming against the Top 3 teams in the nation, while the Fighting Irish improved to 5-0.
The game capped a three weekend-run of consecutive games for Ohio State against No. 1 Virginia, No. 3 Cornell and today, No. 2 Notre Dame.
The Short Story
Ohio State trailed by only 3-1 and 5-2 scores at the end of the first quarter and at the intermission, respectively. The Buckeyes held a 12-8 advantage in first quarter shots and a 19-18 edge in shots at the break.
Notre Dame scored the last goal of the first half and then scored the first eight goals of the second half – seven in the third quarter – to build a commanding lead. The Irish fired 25 second half shots toward Buckeye goalie Skylar Wahlund, and finished with a 43-32 advantage in that category. Additionally, Notre Dame had just four second half turnovers and 10 for the game while Ohio State committed 20.
Wahlund finished with 14 saves. Notre Dame goalie Liam Entenmann had 13.
How The Goals Were Scored
- Notre Dame was first on the board with a goal at 13:37 from Eric Dobson.
- Jason Knox tied the game at 1-all with a man-up goal, his fourth of the year, at 11:23 in the first. Ed Shean added the assist on the goal.
- The Fighting Irish added three consecutive goals to take a 4-1 lead in the second quarter before Mitchell Pehlke scored his third goal of the year unassisted to get the Buckeyes to within 4-2.
- Pehlke’s goal, unfortunately, would be the last for Ohio State until 8:04 remained in the fourth when Dillon Magee scored his fifth of the year unassisted.
- Magee’s goal snapped a run of nine consecutive Fighting Irish goals.
Shots: Notre Dame 43, Ohio State 32
Ground Balls: Notre Dame 35, Ohio State 24
Faceoffs: Notre Dame 13-22, Ohio State 9-22
Clears: Notre Dame 20-21, Ohio State 17-18
Extra Man: Notre Dame 2-2, Ohio State 1-3
Saves: Notre Dame 14, Ohio State 14
Turnovers: Notre Dame 10, Ohio State 20
Ohio State Scoring: Jason Knox (1-0-1), Mitchell Pehlke (1-0-1), Dillon Magee (1-0-1), Ed Shean (0-1-1)
Ohio State turns around to play Detroit Mercy on Tuesday, March 14 at Ohio State Lacrosse Stadium. The Buckeyes and Titans face off at 7 p.m. Tickets for the game can be purchased HERE.