May 27, 2017

Ohio State vs. Towson Postgame Notes

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May 27, 2017

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Ohio State Postgame Notes
Ohio State 11, Towson 10

With the 11-10 win over Towson, the Ohio State Buckeyes will be making their first appearance in the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship game. Ohio State will take on the winner of Maryland/Denver on Monday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

Ohio State is now 6-5 in the NCAA Tournament and 5-2 under current head coach Nick Myers, who is in his ninth season at the helm of the program.

Tre Leclaire’s team-high four points today (3 goals, 1 assist) moves him into 13th in program history for most points in a single season with 62. Additionally, with three points today (2 goals, 1 assist) Eric Fannell now has 66 this season which moves him into a tie for 10th all-time in program history.

Leclaire also now has 47 goals this spring, which is tied for fourth all-time in a single season for the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team. Fannell also moved into the top ten in season assists and now has 30 tying him with three other former student-athletes in program history.

Ohio State’s two goals in the opening quarter came just eight seconds apart (7:05 into the quarter). Jack Jasinski, who scored once in the game against Towson earlier this season, registered his 16th of the year and was followed by Logan Maccani, who notched his second of the year. Maccani’s other goal this year came in a 9-4 loss to Penn State University back on April 2nd.

The Buckeyes were held scoreless for 11:26 in between their second and third goals of the game. In that stretch, Towson scored three straight times to lead 5-2. Ohio State answered with 11:21 left in the second when Tre Leclaire netted his 46th of the season. Later in the game, Ohio State held Towson scoreless for a stretch of 14:03 during the third and fourth quarters which allowed them to climb back into the game.

Five goals scored by Ohio State in the third matched the most that Towson has allowed in a single quarter all season. The last time it happened was back on March 25 of this year in a 12-11 loss against Denver.

Leclaire’s hat trick is his ninth of the season and has 14 multi-goal games this year and in his career. His third goal of the game tied the score at 9-9 the first time that Ohio State was tied or had the lead since late in the first quarter (1:52 to play).

Ohio State’s run of four straight goals in the third quarter pulled the Buckeyes with one (8-7) and then they took their first lead of the game (10-9) since the game was 2-1 in the first quarter. It was JT Blubaugh’s unassisted marker 4:40 into the fourth where Ohio State took the 10-9 lead.

Austin Shanks’ man-up goal in the third quarter was his ninth goal on the man-advantage of the season, which moves him into a tie for second most in the nation this spring. Shanks sits only behind Gavin McBride of Princeton University, who has ten.

Ohio State’s goalkeeper Tim Carey registered ten saves marking the tenth time this season in which he has recorded double-digit saves in a single game.