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|No. 9 Cornell 17, No. 16 Ohio State 16 • What You Need to Know|
|Records:||Ohio State 3-2; Cornell 4-0|
|Site:||Ohio Stadium; Columbus, Ohio|
|Did You Know:||The 33 combined goals were the most in a Buckeye game since a 20-13 win over Denver on April 19, 2008.|
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (3-1) picked up its second road win of the 2020 season, using a well-balanced offense attack, strong defense in the ride game and timely saves to defeat No. 20 Bucknell (3-1), 15-11, at Mathewson-Memorial Stadium in Lewisburg, Pa. on Saturday.
The Short Story
Ohio State scored eight unanswered goals during a key first-half run as they erased an early 4-1 deficit and never looked back. The starting attack unit of Jack Myers (4G, 4A), Tre Leclaire (4G) and Jackson Reid (3G, 1A) combined to score 11 of the Buckeyes’ 15 goals.
The Buckeyes’ ride game, which came in as one of the best units in the country allowing teams to clear successfully just 75 percent of the time, limited Bucknell to 14-of-21 (.667) and created key transition goals. Face-off specialist Justin Inacio made his 2020 debut and won 14-of-24 in the X while goalie Josh Kirson made 13 saves, including nine in the second half.
Moving Up the Charts
Leclaire, who now has at least one goal in 22 consecutive games, moved into sole possession of fourth place on Ohio State’s career goals scored list. He passed fellow British Columbia native Jesse King with a second-quarter score to put Ohio State ahead 9-4. In 51 career games, Leclaire has 122 goals and is one shy of Terry Gilmore (1976-79) for third place.
|Ohio State All-Time Leading Goal Scorers|
How The Goals Were Scored
This and That
Just The Stats
Shots: Bucknell 37, Ohio State 33
Ground Balls: Bucknell 34, Ohio State 32
Face-offs: Ohio State 15-of-29, Bucknell 14-of-29
Clears: Ohio State 17-of-21, Bucknell 14-of-21
Extra Man: Ohio State 1-for-1, Bucknell 0-for-4
Saves: Ohio State (Kirson) 13, Bucknell (Clark) 11
Turnovers: Ohio State 18, Bucknell 16
Leading Scorers: Jack Myers (4G, 4A, 8 points), Jackson Reid (3-1-4), Tre Leclaire (4-0-4), Griffin Hughes (1-0-1), Ryan Terefenko (1-0-1), Colby Smith (1-0-1), Grant Mitchell (0-1-1), Jeff Henrick (0-1-1), Johnny Wiseman (0-1-1), Justin Inacio (1-0-1)
Ohio State will begin a four-game homestand next Sunday, March 1, when it welcomes No. 12 Cornell (2-0) to Ohio Stadium for a noon face-off. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.