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April 15, 2000

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%^$Individual Stats%^$(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)%^$

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%^$Fairfield%^$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)%^$

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%^$Scoring Summary%^$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%^$4 Fairfield 4:02 Bukowsky OSU, 9-8%^$