April 23, 2019

Buckeye Lacrosse Notebook: Ohio State vs. Michigan


Another chapter of the Michigan-Ohio State men’s lacrosse rivalry will be written on Friday night as the Wolverines and Buckeyes square off at 6 p.m. in Ann Arbor. The game will be carried live on ESPNU with Chris Cotter and former Princeton All-American Ryan Boyle on the call.


Record8-3, 1-3 B1G
Goals Per Game 11.91
Opponent Goals Per Game10.55
Shots Per Game38.2
Opponent Shots Per Game37.9
Shot Percentage.312
Opponent Shot Percentage.278
Face Off Percentage.591
USILA Coaches Poll RankNo. 10
Inside Lacrosse Media Poll RankNo. 10


Ohio State Buckeyes

• Since Michigan’s arrival as a Division I program in 2012, the Buckeyes own a 7-0 record against the Maze and Blue. Four senior classes have gone undefeated against UM in their careers.
• Last year in Columbus, Tre Leclaire scored three goals and the Buckeyes went on a 4-1 run in the third quarter to come away with an 8-5 victory.
• Friday will be the first game in the series that’s been played at the U-M Lacrosse Stadium. The Buckeyes’ four previous wins in Ann Arbor came inside Michigan Stadium. Ohio State has played once at the U-M Lacrosse Stadium – in the semifinals of last year’s Big Ten Tournament.

• As a freshman in 2017, Tre Leclaire enjoyed the most productive day of his career, finishing with eight points on three goals and five assists. In two games against the Wolverines, he has 11 points (six goals, five assists) – the most against any opponent on Ohio State’s schedule.
• Jack Jasinski has four goals and an assist in three games vs. the Wolverines.
• In last year’s game, goalie Josh Kirson was making his fourth career start and held the Wolverines to just two second-half goals. The five total goals that he gave up is still a career high for game’s that he’s started.

• Ohio State has twice erased deficits of five goals to come back and win games this season: March 23 at Notre Dame (trailed 7-2 in the third quarter; won 11-10 in overtime) and April 14 at Johns Hopkins (trailed 8-2 in the second quarter; won 14-13).
• The Buckeyes have trailed by 3-5 goals at halftime in each of the last five games but have outscored opponents 20-9 in the third quarter of those games.

• Senior captain Matt Borges is enjoying one of the most statistically productive seasons of his career. He is currently ranks third in the Big Ten with an average of 1.36 caused turnovers per game. He’s caused at least one turnover in 10 straight games.
• Borges’ caused turnovers per game is the most by an Ohio State defensemen since Keenan Ochwat (1.87) in 2012.