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April 15, 2000

FAIRFIELD, Conn. –Tim Houston (Sr., Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) scored three goals and dished out one assist and Buddy Lange (Sr., Annadale, N.J./North Huntedon) added three goals to lead the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 victory over Fairfield at University Field. The Buckeyes improve to 4-5 on the season, while the Stags fall to 2-7.

Ohio State came out strong, jumping to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter. Lange scored two of his goals in the first stanza. The Buckeyes also got first quarter tallies from Houston and Curtis Smith (Fr., Saanichton, B.C./Mt. Douglas).

The Stags toughened their defense and held the Buckeyes to only one goal in the second quarter. OSU also continued to play good defense and took a 5-1 lead at the half.

Ohio State came out ready to play in the third quarter, scoring two quick goals. However, Fairfield answered back by outscoring the Buckeyes 5-3 in the third. The stags also outscored Ohio State in the fourth quarter, 2-1.

Fairfield was led by Mark Beckwith who scored three goals. Rob Scipioni also contributed on the offensive end, scoring one goal and dishing out three assists.

Buckeye goalkeeper Mike Abeles (Sr., Westfield, N.J./Westfield) went the distance and finished with 13 saves. Fairfield goalie C.J. Kemp also played all 60 minutes and made 12 stops.

The Buckeyes will play again at 1 p.m. Sunday, when they take on Stony Brook.

Score by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Final Ohio State 4 1 3 1 9 Fairfield 0 1 5 2 8

Goalie Stats Ohio State-Abeles-13 saves, 8 GA Fairfield-Kemp-12 saves, 9 GA

Team Stats Shots Groundballs Faceoffs Ohio State 25 43 10/22 Fairfield 34 40 12/22

Individual Stats (Goals-Assists-Points) Ohio State Tim Houston (3-1-4) Buddy Lange (3-0-3) Pat Meyers (2-1-3) Mark Marion (0-2-2) Kevin Stephan (0-2-2) Curtis Smith (1-0-1) Nick Miceli (0-1-1)

Fairfield Rob Scipioni (1-3-4) Mark Beckwith (3-0-3) Jason Bukowsky (2-1-3) Pete Shanley (1-1-2) Marc Torrey (1-0-1)

Scoring Summary Qtr. Team Time Goal (Assist) Score 1 OSU 12:15 Lange (Stephan) OSU, 1-0 1 OSU 11:13 Smith (Houston) OSU, 2-0 1 OSU 6:37 Houston (Marion) OSU, 3-0 1 OSU 4:02 Lange (Miceli) OSU, 4-0 2 Fairfield1 3:00 Beckwith (Bukowsky) OSU, 4-1 2 OSU 5:21 Meyers OSU, 5-1 3 OSU 11:43 Houston (Meyers) OSU, 6-1 3 OSU 10:49 Houston (S. Boyce) OSU, 7-1 3 Fairfield 10:32 Shanley OSU, 7-2 3 Fairfield 6:30 Torrey (Shanley) OSU, 7-3 3 Fairfield 5:13 Scipioni OSU, 7-4 3 Fairfield 3:16 Bukowsky (Shanley) OSU, 7-5 3 Fairfield 1:10 Beckwith (Scipioni) OSU, 7-6 3 OSU 0:12 Lange (Stephan) OSU, 8-6 4 OSU 11:38 Meyers (Marion) OSU, 9-6 4 Fairfield 7:33 Beckwith (Scipioni) OSU, 9-7 4 Fairfield 4:02 Bukowsky OSU, 9-8