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Ohio State Meets No. 19 Michigan Friday in Regular Season Finale


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Ohio State vs. No. 19 Michigan
Date: Friday, April 21
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Venue: U-M Lacrosse Stadium
Watch: Big Ten Network
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
Rosters: Ohio State | Michigan
Stats: Ohio State | Michigan


COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team will play its final game of the regular season this week, meeting No. 19 Michigan in Ann Arbor on Friday. The Buckeyes (5-7, 1-3 B1G) and Wolverines (5-6, 1-3 B1G) will face off at 8 p.m. ET from U-M Lacrosse Stadium.

The game will be televised on Big Ten Network with Greg Bice and Jason Ross Jr. on the call.

History vs. Michigan – The Rivalry

  • Ohio State owns a 20-5 lead in the all-time series against Michigan and is 11-2 against the Wolverines in games played as varsity programs. The series dates back to 1966.
  • In Ann Arbor, the Buckeyes are 8-3, winning three of the four trips up north since Big Ten lacrosse was established in 2015.
  • Ohio State has won five of the last six matchups against Michigan, including two games last season.
  • In 2022, the teams faced off in the regular season finale with Ohio State winning, 14-12. Then, they met again in the B1G Tournament quarterfinals, with the Buckeyes taking that matchup, 16-10.
  • Saturday’s rivalry matchup marks the second time since 2019 that the Buckeyes have ended the regular season against the Wolverines.

Briefly on the Buckeyes

  • The Buckeyes boast the toughest schedule in the NCAA this season, facing nine ranked opponents in 12 games. The team is 16th in the RPI and has played six teams in the top-10.
  • Twenty-six players have recorded a point this season for Ohio State, including 21 with at least one goal on the year. Seven players have recorded 10 or more points.
  • Forty-four Buckeyes were named Ohio State Scholar-Athletes for earning a grade-point average of 3.00 or higher. Jack Myers was also named a finalist for the Big Ten Medal of Honor at the awards ceremony.
  • Myers and Bobby Van Buren earned Midseason All-America honors by Inside Lacrosse. Van Buren was tabbed third team while Myers picked up an honorable mention nod.
  • Ed Shean is one of the top shooters in the country, ranking first nationally with a shot percentage of .619. He has tallied a team-high 26 goals on 42 shots this season. He’s recorded nine helpers on the year for 35 points for the Buckeyes. He also ranks top-10 in the conference in points per game (2.92) and goals per game (2.17).
  • Myers leads the team with 36 points and 19 assists on the year. He is sixth in the Big Ten with 1.58 assists per game and ranks top-10 in points per game (3.00).
  • Kyle Borda (19), Dillon Magee (11) and Colby Smith (12) have also recorded over 10 goals for Ohio State this year. Borda leads the Ohio State offense in Big Ten play with six goals and nine points in league games.
  • Skylar Wahlund has started all 12 games in goal for the Buckeyes. He has made 124 saves this year and is fourth in the league in saves per game (10.33).
  • Wahlund leads the team with 39 ground balls. Among non-faceoff players, Cullen Brown is second with 25 ground balls.
  • Jason Knox and Matt Caputo lead the team with four man-up goals this season for the Buckeyes. The team is converting 42.4% on the extra man advantage.
  • Marcus Hudgins leads the team with 15 caused turnovers on the year. His 1.25 caused turnovers per game rank fifth in the conference.
  • The Buckeyes are 11th in the country, and second in the conference, in clear percentage (.904).

Last Time Out

  • Ohio State fell to No. 7 Johns Hopkins, 17-8, at Homewood Field last weekend.
  • Jack Myers led the team with four points and three goals on the day, including the team’s first man-down goal of the season. It was his second hat trick of the year.

Up Next

Ohio State will play in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament on Saturday, April 29. Quarterfinal games will be held at campus sites of the teams who finish third and fourth in the regular season standings. Location, time and opponent will be announced when set.




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