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April 21, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio — John Cummings (Fr., Baltimore, Md./Loyola) and Buddy Lange (Sr., Annadale, N.J./North Huntedon) each scored four goals to lead the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 victory over Denver at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Friday. The Buckeyes move to 5-6 on the season and 1-2 in the GWLL, while Denver falls to 8-4 on the season and 0-2 in the conference.

Denver took an early 1-0 lead on a Chad Wittman goal at the 10-minute mark. The Buckeyes answered right back with a goal from Lange. The Pioneers scored three unanswered goals for a 4-1 lead at the 12-minute mark of the second quarter. The Buckeyes then took control, scoring five of the next six goals. At the half the score was tied 5-5.

The Buckeyes took the lead at the 10:46 mark in the third quarter on a Cummings goal off an assist from Pat Meyers (Fr., Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk). Denver regained the lead on goals from Mike Law and Clark Woodard. Ohio State tied the game again with another Cummings goal. With the game knotted at 8-8, Cummings netted his fourth goal of the afternoon with 39 seconds remaining to give the Buckeyes the victory.

Denver was led by Law who scored four goals and dished out two assists.

Buckeye goalkeeper Mike Abeles (Sr., Westfield, N.J./Westfield) went the distance and finished with 11 saves. Brian Berger played all 60 minutes for Denver and made seven stops.

The Buckeyes return to action at 1 p.m. Sunday, when they host Air Force at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Score by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Final Denver 2 3 2 1 8 Ohio State 1 4 1 3 9

Goalie Stats Denver-Berger-7 saves, 9 GA Ohio State-Abeles-11 saves, 8 GA

Team Stats Shots Groundballs Faceoffs Denver 16 27 10/10 Ohio State 24 31 10/10

Individual Stats (Goals-Assists-Points) Ohio State Denver John Cummings (4-2-6) Mike Law (4-2-6) Buddy Lange (4-0-4) Chad Wittman (2-0-2) Pat Meyers (1-1-2) Geoff Bieging (1-0-1) Bryan Mulford (0-2-2) Adam Stifel (1-0-1) Curtis Smith (0-1-1) Clark Woodard (1-0-1) Mike Norton (0-1-1) McAdory Lipscomb (0-1-1)

Scoring Summary Q Team Time Goal (Assist) Score 1 Denver 10:00 Wiittman D, 1-0 1 OSU 9:37 Lange (Mulford) 1-1 1 Denver :44 Law D, 2-1 2 Denver 13:57 Bieging D, 3-1 2 Denver 12:00 Stifel (Law) D, 4-1 2 OSU 8:25 Lange (Cummings) D, 4-2 2 Denver 5:11 Law D, 5-2 2 OSU 3:34 Meyers D, 5-3 2 OSU 2:12 Cummings (Smith) D, 5-4 2 OSU :36 Lange (Cummings) 5-5 3 OSU 10:46 Cummings (Meyers) O, 6-5. 3 Denver 6:32 Law (Lipscomb) 6-6 3 Denver 2:18 Woodard (Law) D, 7-6 4 OSU 10:47 Cummings (Norton) 7-7 4 Denver 6:04 Law D, 8-7 4 OSU 4:01 Lange (Mulford) 8-8 4 OSU :39 Cummings O, 9-8