Feb. 28, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Buckeye senior Shaun Lyons scored four goals and added an assist to lead the No. 17 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team to a 12-9 victory over No. 18 Navy Saturday in Annapolis, Md. The win moves the Buckeyes to 1-1 on the year, while the Mids drop to 1-1.
Kyle Olson (Jr., Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington), with two goals and an assist, and Anthony Gilardi (Sr., Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin), on a goal and team-best two assists, each had three points in the win. Andrew Bender (So., Wooster, Ohio/Wooster) and Ben Wolff (So., Owings Mills, Md./Calvert Hall) chipped in two goals each. Tom Randisi (Jr., Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) also tallied and Craig Nolan (So., Plano, Texas/Jesuit College Prep) posted an assist. Senior goalie Tony Russo (Fallston, Md./Calvert Hall) had 10 saves to record the win.
Navy opened the scoring with a goal by Adam Reel at 9:53 of the first quarter. Lyons (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) tied the game just under six minutes later before Navy scored twice in 40 seconds to regain the lead, 3-1. Bender cut the Mids’ edge to one (3-2) with a goal, assisted by Gilardi, with no time left on the clock.
Ohio State outscored Navy in the second quarter, 5-2. Lyons tied the game at three 49 seconds into the second. Billy Looney again gave Navy the lead with a score at 9:24, but the Buckeyes posted back-to-back goals by Olson and Wolff at 5:45 and 3:37, respectively, to tie the game and give OSU its first lead of the game. Ian Dingman retied the score with a goal at 3:06, but Randisi (assisted by Gilardi at 2:01) and Lyons (with a helper from Nolan with 46 seconds remaining) ended the scoring in the second to send OSU into halftime with a 7-5 edge.
OSU continued its offensive output in the third quarter, scoring four goals while holding Navy to just one. Gilardi, Olson and Bender (assisted by Olson) scored at 11:28, 9:44 and 6:06, respectively, to put the Buckeyes up, 10-5. Navy’s Ben Bailey and OSU’s Wolff traded goals toward the end of the quarter to make the score 11-6 in favor of OSU at the end of three.
The Buckeyes were outscored, 3-1, in the final quarter, but held on for the win. Navy’s Jon Birsner scored a minute into the quarter. Lyons ended the scoring for the Buckeyes with a goal with 5:51 remaining and the Mids’ Ben Horn and Graham Gill scored at 5:01 and 2:42, respectively, to end the scoring for the 12-9 final.
In the game, the Buckeyes were outshot, 35-24. Navy also controlled most of the faceoffs, winning 16-of-23. Ohio State was scoreless on one extra-man chances and held Navy scoreless on three opportunities.
Lyons’ four goals and five points both are career highs. He entered the game with six goals, two assists and eight points in his first 25 career games as a Buckeye.
Gilardi now has 94 points in his Buckeye career. He is looking to become the 22nd Buckeye to post 100 career points.
Ohio State evened the program mark vs. Navy to 1-1. The Mids defeated the Buckeyes in Columbus last season, 13-10.
Wolff’s two goals were a career best. He has a career-high three goals on the year, after tallying once in 10 games last season.
Olson’s points were his first as a Buckeye since transferring from Syracuse prior to this season.
The Buckeyes return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 6 with a game at No. 19 UMBC in Baltimore, Md.
Lacrosse Game Summary (Final) Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse 2004 #20 Ohio State vs #14 Navy (Feb 28, 2004 at Annapolis, Md.) Ohio State (1-1) vs. Navy (1-1) Date: Feb 28, 2004 Location: Annapolis, Md. Stadium: Navy-Marine Corps Attendance:1673 Start time:12-noon End time:1:55 pm Total time:1:55
Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot ————————————- Ohio State………. 2 5 4 1 – 12 Navy……………. 3 2 1 3 – 9
Ohio State SCORING: GOALS: Shaun Lyons 4; Kyle Olson 2; Andrew Bender 2; Ben Wolff 2; Anthony Gilardi 1; Tom Randisi 1. ASSISTS: Anthony Gilardi 2; Shaun Lyons 1; Craig Nolan 1; Kyle Olson 1.
Navy SCORING: GOALS: Dingman, Ian 1; Bossi, Joe 1; Bailey, Ben 1; Gill, Graham 1; Looney, Billy 1; Birsner, Jon 1; Harris, Taylor 1; Horn, Ben 1; Reel, Adam 1. ASSISTS: Dingman, Ian 3; Bossi, Joe 1.
Ohio State GROUND BALLS: Greg Bice 4; Tony Russo 4; Jeff Schneider 4; Josh Lesko 3; Tom Randisi 3; John Dauro 2; Anthony Gilardi 2; Mike McKenna 2; Kyle Olson 2; Andrew Bender 1; Chris Brown 1; Peter Frantz 1; Ryan Laffey 1; Craig Nolan 1; Ben Wolff 1; Brian Yontz 1.
Navy GROUND BALLS: Pieczonka, Chris 12; DiNola, Seth 7; Felber, Mike 5; Bossi, Joe 3; Dingman, Ian 3; Gill, Graham 2; Lennon, Clipper 2; Looney, Brendan 2; Looney, Steve 2; Bailey, Ben 1; Harris, Taylor 1; Hendler, Mitch 1; Horn, Ben 1; Midura, Matt 1; Morris, Thomas 1; Wallin, Tommy 1.
SHOTS – OSU 24; NAVY 35. SHOTS ON GOAL – OSU 15; NAVY 19.
PENALTIES – OSU 3/3:00; NAVY 1/1:00. MAN-UP OPPORTUNITIES – OSU 0-1; NAVY 0-3.
FACEOFFS – OSU 7-23; NAVY 16-23.
GOALIES – OSU: Tony Russo 1-1 (60:00 minutes, 19 shots-10 saves, 9 GA); NAVY: DiNola, Seth 1-1 (60:00, 15-3, 12).
Start time: 12-noon Finish time: 1:55 pm Length of game: 1:55 Officials:.