Feb. 12, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 11 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (1-0, 0-0 B1G) opens its home schedule at noon Saturday against Detroit (0-0, 0-0 MAAC) inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. Tickets for the game are SOLD OUT.
• The game between the Buckeyes and Titans will be streamed online through Buckeye Vision on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
• Gametracker live stats will be available for the contest on the Buckeyes’ website as well.
• The links for both video and statistics can be found on the men’s lacrosse schedule page on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
• In addition, the men’s lacrosse gameday page will be updated prior to each game with available video, audio and stats links: go.osu.edu/mlaxgameday2016.
• Ingame updates will also be on the Buckeyes’ Twitter feed at @OhioState_MLAX.
UMBC GAME MOVED
• The Buckeyes’ game vs. UMBC has been moved to Friday, Feb. 26 and will be played at 5 p.m. in Ohio Stadium.
• ESPNU will televise the matchup from Columbus.
• Tickets with the original date and time will be valid to enter the rescheduled game. Guests unable to attend because of the date and time change may seek a refund from the original point of purchase.
BUCKEYES VS. TITANS
• Ohio State is 5-1 all-time vs. Detroit, including a 5-0 ledger in Columbus.
• The Titans topped the Buckeyes last season, 9-8, in Detroit to open the year.
• The teams met each season from 2009-13. The first meeting was Feb. 7, 2009 and marked the first game for Nick Myers as the Buckeyes’ head coach (and the first game for Detroit as a varsity program).
LAST TIME OUT – BUCKEYES WIN 8-7 AT FURMAN
• Buckeye junior John Kelly scored the gamewinning goal with four seconds left in regulation to lift No. 11-ranked Ohio State to an 8-7 victory over Furman in the season opener for both teams in Greenville, S.C., Saturday.
• The game was close throughout. Ohio State trailed 2-0 early before scoring four unanswered to head into halftime up 4-2. Furman scored the first two goals of the third quarter to tie the game at four and then answered after a Buckeye goal late in the quarter for a 5-5 game heading into the fourth. Ohio State scored two early goals in the fourth quarter before back-to-back Furman goals in the final 2:11.
• The Paladins tied the game at seven, scoring with 33 seconds left in regulation. Furman won the ensuing faceoff, but Buckeye sophomore Colin Chell forced a turnover and picked up the groundball to give the Buckeyes possession. After a timeout, junior transfer Austin Shanks, playing his first game for the Scarlet and Gray, passed to Kelly and his bounce shot found its way into the cage.
NOTING THE BUCKEYES
• Austin Shanks, a junior transfer playing his first game for Ohio State, led the team with a three points on a goal and two assists. He extended his goal and point streaks to 25, with his goal-scoring streak tied for the second-longest current streak in the nation.
• With two goals, junior Johnny Pearson had the first multiple point game of his Buckeye career. He had two goals in his first 10 games with the squad combined.
• Senior Carter Brown had a goal and an assist for two points, extending his goal and point streak to 10 games. He has 22 goals, eight assists and 30 points in the stretch. Brown now has 87 goals, 47 assists and 134 points in 51 games for the Scarlet and Gray. The game at Furman was the 50th start in his career.
• Junior John Kelly extended his point streak to 10 with a goal and an assist vs. Furman. He has 12 goals, seven assists and 19 points in his last 10 games combined.
• In the game, freshman Jack Jasinski scored his first collegiate goal.
• Jasinski and fellow freshmen Noah Best, Logan Maccani, Matt Borges and Alex Morris all saw their first collegiate game action at Furman Saturday. Transfers Bo Lori and Eric Fannell, along with Shanks, played their first college games for the Scarlet and Gray.
BARGER, WITHERS RECOGNIZED BY B1G
• Junior Jake Withers was named the Big Ten Specialist of the Week for his performance in the win at Furman. Against the Paladins, Withers won 14-of-19 faceoffs (.737) and picked up a team-high nine groundballs. The nine groundballs were the third-most in his career, after 11 and 10 groundball games as a freshman in 2014. Withers won all nine of the faceoffs he took in the second and third quarters vs. Furman.
• Sophomore Brendan Barger was tabbed the big Ten Defensive Player of the Week. Barger led the Buckeyes with a career-high three caused turnovers at Furman and picked up two groundballs. Barger and the Buckeye defense limited Furman to 19 shots and seven goals. He caused one turnover in the first quarter as the Buckeyes came back from a 2-0 deficit and then had two in the third quarter.
• Detroit, a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, was 8-6 a season ago and finished with a 4-2 conference record. The team returns 26 letterwinners, including four starters. Key returnees include 2015 MAAC Freshman of the Year Mark Anstead, two-time First Team All-MAAC defenseman Paul Bitetti and two-time all-conference goalie Jason Weber.
• Joining Detroit in the MAAC are Canisius, Marist, Monmouth, Quinnipiac, Siena and Manhattan.
Ohio State will travel to Amherst, Massachusetts, for a game vs. UMass. The teams will meet at noon Feb. 20.
• Single game, season, mini plan and group tickets for the Buckeyes’ home games are all on sale now.
• Single game tickets can be purchased online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com/tickets or at the stadium on game day, with the exception of the sold out contest vs. Detroit Saturday. All mini plans must be purchased online prior to game day.
• All mini plans must be purchased online prior to game day.
• The March 26 game vs. Notre Dame in Ohio Stadium is part of the #Brutus50 Bobblehead promotion. A ticket ($20) includes both a ticket to the game and a Brutus Bobblehead that is available only to fans who prepurchase a ticket and pick up the bobblehead at that game. To purchase, click HERE.
• The B1G Deal ($10) is for the Buckeyes’ Big Ten home opener vs. Penn State April 3 in Ohio Stadium. The deal includes a ticket to the game vs. the Nittany Lions, a concessions voucher and a promotional item. To purchase the B1G Deal, click HERE.
• Group tickets are also on sale now. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are available for $4 each when purchased prior to game day. Tickets for the Showdown in the Shoe doubleheader with the Buckeye football spring game are $5 each and $4.50 each for groups of 50 or more, with all tickets general admission. Fans can call 1-800-GO BUCKS (select option 2) or email AthleticSales@osu.edu to purchase group tickets. More information is also available online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com/tickets.
• Fans interested in season tickets can call 1-800-GO BUCKS (select option 2) or email AthleticSales@osu.edu. More information is also available online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com/tickets.