COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (3-2) will host Albany (0-4) at noon Saturday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, looking to stay unbeaten in Columbus.
A live video stream will be available through subscription-based Buckeye Vision on OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Live stats for the game will be available on the men’s lacrosse schedule page at OhioStateBuckeyes.com. The radio call only will be online at OhioStateSports.net, the online site for the Ohio State student radio station Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio. Evan Winkofsky and Sam Obermyer will call the action.
A league scoreboard is available ECAClacrosse.com.
Get Your Tickets
After three games inside where seating is limited and the games were often sold out before gameday, fans can pre-purchase tickets or buy them at the gate on game day for outdoor games in Columbus.
Tickets can be pre-purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com (click on “For the Fans” along the top bar for links), by calling Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000) or in person at any Ticketmaster outlet or the Ohio State Ticket Office. Click HERE for the direct link to purchase single-game tickets.
For all regular-season games except the “Showdown in the Shoe” April 24 vs. Air Force, single-game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and youth. Ohio State students are admitted free with a BuckID, with children 6 and under also free.
Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $2 each and must be purchased in advance. For more information, contact Mike Johnson in the group sales office at 614-247-1984. Group tickets are not available to purchase online.
Last Time Out
The Buckeyes dropped a 12-7 game on the road at Robert Morris Tuesday. The Colonials jumped out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back en route to the win. Freshman Domininque Alexander led the Buckeyes with two goals, while Logan Schuss, Jeff Tundo, James Green and Mario Ventiquattro each had a goal and an assist. Mike Pires had the other goal for the Buckeyes. Brandon Freeman had a season-high 14 saves in the cage for the Buckeyes.
Buckeyes vs. Albany
The game Saturday is the first in program history between the Buckeyes and Great Danes.
Great Dane Data
Albany is 0-4 this season, falling on the road at Denver (17-13), Delaware (16-9) and Massachusetts (11-6) and dropping a 13-12 game to Siena at home.
Joe Resetarits has a team-best 10 goals and 13 points, with Dave Brock second with seven goals. Brian Caufield is first with five assists and tied for second in points with Joe Pompo with nine each, with Pompo second with four assists. John Carroll has started all four games in the cage for the Great Danes.
Albany is a member of the America East conference, joined by Stony Brook, UMBC, Hartford, Binghamton and Vermont
Taking it Outside
The game Saturday vs. Albany is the Buckeyes’ first outdoor game in Columbus this season after wins over Villanova, Detroit and Penn State inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Freshman Logan Schuss has a team-best nine assists and 17 points this year. He shares the team goal-scoring lead with classmate Jeff Tundo and senior James Green with eight each and senior Mario Ventiquattro is fourth with seven. Tundo is second with 12 points, followed by Ventiquattro with 11.
Senior Scott Foreman has started the last 39 games for the Buckeyes, with Brandon Freeman starting the last 21 games in goal for the Buckeyes. Freshmen Logan Schuss, Jeff Tundo and Dominque Alexander have started all five games this season, joined by senior Mario Ventiquattro.
Freshman Trey Wilkes won a season-high 18 faceoffs against Robert Morris Tuesday, going 18-5 on the day while taking all the draws for the Buckeyes. He had seven groundballs to lead the Buckeyes and tie the team season high.
Freshman Dominique Alexander had a career-high two goals and two points against Robert Morris Tuesday. He opened his collegiate career with a point in each of his first four games (2g, 2a).
Senior Mario Ventiquattro, after he had just one assist in the first two games combined, has 10 points in his last three games combined with seven goals and three assists. He had a career-high four goals vs. Penn State to earn ECAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors and had a goal and a helper at Robert Morris.
Freshman Logan Schuss, the Buckeyes’ leading scorer with 17 points, has two or more points in all but one game this season. After back-to-back six and five point games vs. Detroit and Penn State, respectively, the two-time ECAC Rookie of the Week had a goal and an assist at Robert Morris. He has a goal in each of his first five collegiate games.
Two for Ten
Senior James Green has two points in four of five games this season, with three two-goal outings and a goal and an assist against Robert Morris Tuesday.
Freshman Jeff Tundo has opened his collegiate career on a five-game scoring streak, with multiple points in all but one game. He had a season-high three goals and four points in the opener vs. Villanvoa and had two goals and an assist vs. Penn State. He has two two-point games as well.
Seniors Mario Ventiquattro and James Green both marked their 75th career points vs. Detroit Feb. 27. Ventiquattro now has 59 goals, 22 assists and 81 points in the Scarlet and Gray. Green has a 55-25-80 line at Ohio State.
Senior goalie Brandon Freeman had a season-high 14 saves at Robert Morris, the fourth time in five games this season he has had double-digit saves.
They’ll Be Back
The game vs. Albany Saturday marks the Buckeyes’ last home game for a month, as they will play five-consecutive road games. The squad will play three of its final four regular-season games at home, hosting Denver April 17, Air Force April 24 and Bellarmine May 1.
The Buckeyes head to South Bend, Ind., next Saturday to face Notre Dame. The teams will meet at 1 p.m.
The Showdown – 2010 Edition
The third-annual “Showdown in the Shoe” features the Buckeyes taking on ECAC school Air Force in Ohio Stadium at 11 a.m. April 24 prior to the Buckeye football team’s spring game. The event has set national lacrosse attendance records the past two years, with 30,192 in attendance at halftime last season. Advance tickets for the game are $5 each, with children 6 and under admitted free. Tickets for groups of 50 or more are $4 each and must be purchased in advance. On game day all tickets will be $10 (cash only). All seating is general admission and tickets include both the men’s lacrosse game vs. Air Force and the football spring game.