|No. 13 Ohio State 14, Michigan 12 • What You Need to Know|
|Records:||Ohio State 9-4, 3-2 Big Ten; Michigan 7-7, 0-5 Big Ten|
|Site:||Ohio Stadium; Columbus, Ohio|
|Did You Know:||With the win, Ohio State took back possession of the Creator's Trophy for the first time since 2015.|
COLUMBUS, Ohio – On a night when it needed its seniors to lead the way, that’s exactly what Ohio State got.
Senior Jack Myers and Jackson Reid combined for 14 points and goalie Skylar Wahlund, also a senior, made 14 saves as Ohio State ended the regular season with a 14-12 win over Michigan in front of a crowd of 3,705 at Ohio Stadium.
The Buckeyes improve to 9-4 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten while Michigan is 7-7, 0-5. The two teams will meet again this coming Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament at Ohio Stadium. Game time is TBD.
“Couldn’t be happier for our seniors for leading us to a win over our rivals and getting the Creators Trophy back to Columbus,” said head coach Nick Myers. “We made winning plays when we had to and that was the difference. We’ll enjoy this for a little bit and then it’s right on to the postseason.”
The Short Story
Ohio State jumped out to a 6-0 first-quarter lead and never trailed, despite Michigan making a second-quarter run and fourth-quarter rally to pull within two goals late in the second half. Myers finished with three goals and five assists while Reid matched his career high with five goals and also added an assist.
The win also brought the Creator’s Trophy back to Columbus for the first time since 2015. The trophy was established in 2012 between Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan – the three Big Ten schools that sponsored lacrosse at the time. It goes to the team with the best head to head regular season record among the three.
How It Happened
Buckeye This and That
Shots: Ohio State 40, Michigan 36
Ground Balls: Ohio State 42, Michigan 26
Faceoffs: Ohio State 16-for-29, Michigan 13-for-29
Clears: Ohio State 17-for-17, Michigan 17-for-19
Extra Man: Ohio State 2-for-4, Michigan 3-for-5
Saves: Ohio State (Wahlund) 14, Michigan (Carr) 11
Turnovers: Ohio State 12, Michigan 9
Ohio State Scoring (G-A-P): Jack Myers 3-5-8; Jackson Reid 5-1-6; Jason Knox 1-1-2; Colby Smith 2-0-2; Johnny Wiseman 2-0-2; Trent DeCicco 1-0-1; Ari Allen 0-1-1; Ed Shean 0-1-1; Mitchell Pehlke 0-1-1
Ohio State, the No. 3 seed in this year’s Big Ten Tournament, and Michigan, the six-seed, meet next Saturday at Ohio Stadium in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament. More information on game time will be made available when it’s finalized.