|Ohio State 17, Cleveland State 9 • What You Need to Know|
|Records:||Ohio State 2-0; Cleveland State 0-1|
|Site:||Woody Hayes Athletic Center; Columbus, Ohio|
|Did You Know:||Ohio State improved to 27-0 all-time inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center since 2008.|
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team used the same formula as last week – efficient offense, dominant face-off play and tenacious work on ground balls – to improve to 2-0 on the season with a 17-9 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
The Short Story
Fifth-year senior Colby Smith scored a career high five goals while Justin Inacio continued his stellar play at the face-off X, winning 20-of-22 while picking up 13 ground balls. Ohio State took the lead for good midway through the second quarter and finished the half on a 5-0 and never looked back.
With the win, the Buckeyes remained undefeated all-time inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center at 27-0. The remainder of their home schedule will be played at Ohio Stadium, beginning on March 12 vs. Notre Dame.
“It’s special to stay undefeated at The Woody in front of a great crowd,” said head coach Nick Myers. “We know the responsibility to our alums to stay undefeated and love that we can remain that way for another year. Our face-off and wing play was excellent today and really sparked our team. We scored in a lot of different ways and saw new guys step up.”
How It Happened
News and Notes
Shots: Ohio State 53, Cleveland State 32
Ground Balls: Ohio State 49, Cleveland State 17
Faceoffs: Ohio State 26-for-28, Cleveland State 2-for-28
Clears: Ohio State 17-for-20, Cleveland State 24-for-27
Extra Man: Ohio State 4-for-5, Cleveland State 0-for-3
Saves: Cleveland State 12, Ohio State 7
Turnovers: Ohio State 19, Cleveland State 19
Scoring (G-A-P): Smith (5-0-5), Reid (0-3-3), Knox (2-1-3), Gurr (2-1-3), Myers (1-1-2), Hughes (2-0-2), DiCicco (1-1-2), Inacio (1-1-2), Allen (0-1-1), Cmiel (1-0-1), Fisher (1-0-1), Garone (0-1-1), Shean (1-0-1)
Ohio State takes its show on the road next Saturday, Feb. 19, when it travels to Chapel Hill, N.C. for a 3 p.m. game against No. 4 North Carolina. The contest will be televised by the ACC Network.