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Feb. 22, 2003

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 19 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team lost its season opener to No. 14 Navy, 13-10, Saturday at the North Turf Field. The Buckeyes led 7-5 at halftime but were outscored in the second half, 8-3, to give Navy the win.

The Buckeyes fall to 0-1 on the season, while the Midshipmen improve to 2-0. The Buckeyes return to action Saturday (March 1) with a game at UMBC in Baltimore at 1 p.m.

In the first quarter, Navy jumped out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Joe Bossi, Greg Conklin and Graham Gill. The Buckeyes cut the lead to one by the end of the quarter with goals by Tom Randisi (So., Towson, Md./Calvert Hall) at 6:05 and Ryan Laffey (Jr., Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) at 2:43.

The Midshipmen scored the first two goals of the second quarter before OSU tallied five consecutive times to go into halftime with a 7-5 lead. Pat Myers (Sr., Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) got OSU rolling with back-to-back goals, including a man-up score. Anthony Gilardi (Jr., Baldwin, N.Y./Baldwin) then scored to tie the game at five, followed by back-to-back goals by Curtis Smith (Sr., Victoria, British Columbia/Oak Bay).

Myers started the third quarter off with an unassisted goal just over two minutes in. Navy and OSU traded goals, by Eddy Holton and Mike Norton (Sr., Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall), respectively, before the Midshipmen rattled off six consecutive goals, including three by Gill, to retake the lead they would not relinquish. Myers ended the scoring for OSU with his fourth goal of the game. Gill closed out the game with a goal for Navy with 32 seconds left in regulation. OSU junior goalie Tony Russo (Fallston, Md./Calvert Hall) made seven saves in the game. Seth DiNola had 10 saves. OSU outshot the Midshipmen in the game, 34-30.

The Buckeyes were 1-for-3 on man-up situations and held Navy scoreless on two chances.

Myers led Ohio State with four goals, while Gilardi had a goal and a team-high three assists. Smith ended the game with three points, on two goals and an assist. Norton, with a goal and an assist, had two points. Navy’s Gill had a game-high five goals and six points.

Lacrosse Box Score (Final) Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse 2003 #14 Navy vs #19 Ohio State (Feb 22, 2003 at Columbus, Ohio)

Navy (2-0) vs. Ohio State (0-1) Date: Feb 22, 2003 Attendance: 527

Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot Navy……………. 3 2 6 2 – 13 Ohio State………. 2 5 2 1 – 10

Navy SCORING: GOALS: Graham Gill 5; Greg Conklin 3; Joe Bossi 1; Ian Dingman 1; Jon Birsner 1; Ben Bailey 1; Eddy Holton 1. ASSISTS: Jon Birsner 1; Joe Bossi 1; Ian Dingman 1; Graham Gill 1; Matt Meehan 1.

Ohio State SCORING: GOALS: Pat Myers 4; Curtis Smith 2; Anthony Gilardi 1; Mike Norton 1; Tom Randisi 1; Ryan Laffey 1. ASSISTS: Anthony Gilardi 3; Chris Brown 1; Mike Norton 1; Curtis Smith 1.

Shots by period 1 2 3 4 Tot Navy……………. 12 6 7 5 – 30 Ohio State………. 8 11 11 4 – 34

Saves by period 1 2 3 4 Tot Navy……………. 2 3 4 1 – 10 Ohio State………. 3 2 1 1 – 7

Ground balls by prd 1 2 3 4 Tot Navy……………. 4 4 6 4 – 18 Ohio State………. 6 6 6 6 – 24

Face-offs by prd 1 2 3 4 Total Navy……………. 4-6 5-8 4-9 2-3 – 15-26 Ohio State………. 2-6 3-8 5-9 1-3 – 11-26

Extra-man opps 1 2 3 4 Total Navy……………. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 – 0-2 Ohio State………. 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-1 – 1-3

PENALTIES – NAVY 4/3:30; OSU 3/3:00. Officials: Jim Jenkins; Tom Bensman; Jay Farrell.

SCORING SUMMARY: Prd Time Team Type Goal Scorer Assists ——————————————————————————————— 1. 1st 11:56 NAVY EVEN Joe Bossi Graham Gill 2. 1st 10:41 NAVY EVEN Greg Conklin Unassisted 3. 1st 7:42 NAVY EVEN Graham Gill Jon Birsner 4. 1st 6:05 OSU EVEN Tom Randisi Mike Norton 5. 1st 2:43 OSU EVEN Ryan Laffey Anthony Gilardi 6. 2nd 12:39 NAVY EVEN Greg Conklin Unassisted 7. 2nd 8:42 NAVY EVEN Jon Birsner Unassisted 8. 2nd 7:25 OSU UP Pat Myers Anthony Gilardi 9. 2nd 6:18 OSU EVEN Pat Myers Curtis Smith 10. 2nd 5:17 OSU EVEN Anthony Gilardi Chris Brown 11. 2nd 3:46 OSU EVEN Curtis Smith Unassisted 12. 2nd 1:45 OSU EVEN Curtis Smith Anthony Gilardi 13. 3rd 12:42 OSU EVEN Pat Myers Unassisted 14. 3rd 11:46 NAVY EVEN Eddy Holton Matt Meehan 15. 3rd 7:28 OSU EVEN Mike Norton Unassisted 16. 3rd 5:07 NAVY EVEN Ian Dingman Unassisted 17. 3rd 4:34 NAVY EVEN Graham Gill Unassisted 18. 3rd 3:51 NAVY EVEN Greg Conklin Unassisted 19. 3rd 3:10 NAVY EVEN Graham Gill Ian Dingman 20. 3rd 0:59 NAVY EVEN Graham Gill Joe Bossi 21. 4th 11:46 NAVY EVEN Ben Bailey Unassisted 22. 4th 1:48 OSU EVEN Pat Myers Unassisted 23. 4th 0:32 NAVY EVEN Graham Gill Unassisted

Stats are unofficial