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|Maryland 10, Ohio State 9 (OT) • What You Need to Know|
|Records:||Ohio State 8-3, 1-3 B1G; Maryland 11-2, 3-1 B1G|
|Site:||Ohio Stadium; Columbus, Ohio|
|Did You Know:||Today's attendance of 3,324 was a Buckeye lacrosse non-Spring Game record.|
|Next Event:||Friday, April 26 - vs. Michigan (6 p.m. on ESPNU)|
COLUMBUS – Ohio State and Maryland have had a knack for playing close games ever since they became yearly foes with the formation of Big Ten lacrosse in 2015. Saturday was no different at Ohio Stadium, as the two teams battled into overtime before the Terrapins slipped by the Buckeyes, 10-9. The game was played in front of 3,324 fans, a non-Spring Game record for Ohio State. The seventh-ranked Buckeyes are 8-3 on the season (1-3 B1G) while No. 2 Maryland improves to 11-2 (3-1 B1G).
THE SHORT STORY
Ohio State overcame a 6-2 halftime deficit with a flurry of offense in the second half, keyed by the play of Tre Leclaire (two goals), Jackson Reid (two goals) and Jack Myers (one goal, three assists). The Buckeyes took a 9-8 lead with just 3:40 remaining in the fourth quarter on an extra-man conversion, but Maryland tied the score at 9-9 with 23 seconds remaining and then scored the game-winner 30 seconds into the extra session.
Head coach Nick Myers: “Grateful for the amazing support we got today in Ohio Stadium. Buckeye Nation helped to create a fantastic atmosphere. We honored a special senior class and will continue to fight to spend as much time as we can with them. It was a difficult outcome on the field. I am very proud of the way our men fought for 60 minutes plus. We will quickly reset and turn our attention to the greatest rivalry at our university.”
HOW THE GOALS WERE SCORED
• Maryland jumped out to a 4-0 first-quarter lead with goals from Logan Wisnauskas (twice), Anthony DeMaio and Russell Masci before Reid got the Scarlet and Gray on the board with 26 seconds remaining in the opening frame to make the score 4-1.
• Maryland scored twice in the second quarter sandwiched around an unassisted Myers goal to take a 6-2 lead at the break.
• Ohio State went on a 3-0 run in the third quarter, keyed by a score from Ryan Terefenko just 15 seconds into the second half. Leclaire joined the scoring column two minutes after Terefenko and Lukas Buckley pulled the Buckeyes within one (6-5) at 6:03 remaining in the quarter. Roman Puglise’s goal gave the Terps a 7-5 lead at the end of the quarter.
• Ohio State’s JT Bugliosi and UMD’s Jared Bernhardt traded goals within two minutes of each other midway through the fourth quarter and Leclaire started a 3-0 run for the Buckeyes with his second of the day at 5:35 remaining in regulation. A minute later, Jack Jasinski beat the shot clock to tie the score at 8-8 followed by Reid’s EMO conversion at 3:40 remaining.
• Maryland forced overtime with Wisnauskas’ goal – which came off a feed from DeMaio – and after Ohio State was called for a face-off violation to start OT, Bernhardt netted his second of the day to give the Terrapins the win.
4Q 3:40 | Jackson Reid converts the EMO and the #Buckeyes have their first lead of the game.
— Ohio State Men's LAX (@OhioStateMLAX) April 20, 2019
RECORD CROWD AT ‘THE SHOE
Saturday’s attendance of 3,324 not only set a non-Spring Game record for the Buckeyes, it topped the mark established just last season of 3,218 vs. Notre Dame. It was the seventh-highest attended game involving a Big Ten team this year.
THE CLASS OF 2019
Prior to the game, Ohio State honored nine seniors and their families. This year’s class has won 39 career games to date and been a part of back to back teams that qualified for the Big Ten Tournament. Saturday also served as the team’s annual Military/Veterans Appreciation game, with a large American flag displayed on the field during the national anthem.
JUST THE STATS
Leading Scorers: Jack Myers (1G, 3A), Jackson Reid (2G), Tre Leclaire (2G), Jack Jasinski (1G, 1A), Lukas Buckley, Ryan Terefenko, JT Bugliosi (1G)
Shots: Maryland 41, Ohio State 39
Ground Balls: Ohio State 31, Maryland 21
Face-offs: Ohio State 15-of-23, Maryland 8-of-23
Clears: Ohio State 18-of-21, Maryland 24-of-26
Extra Man: Ohio State 1-of-1, Maryland 0-of-1
Saves: Maryland (Dolan) 10, Ohio State (Kirson) 9
Turnovers: Ohio State 17, Maryland 11
THIS AND THAT
• Sophomore Justin Inacio controlled play in the face-off X, winning 15-of-23 against the combination of UMD’s Austin Henningsen and Justin Shockey. Henningsen came into the game ranked seventh nationally in face-off win percentage. Over the last three games – all against opponents ranked in the top 10 – Inacio is 41-of-72 (.569) with 21 ground balls.
• Ohio State had more ground balls than its opponent for the 10th time in 11 games.
• All eight games between Ohio State and Maryland since 2015 have been decided by three goals or less.
• With two more goals today, Jackson Reid has 19 goals and five assists in the last seven games.
• Tre Leclaire has multiple goals in all 11 games and at least one score in 18 consecutive games dating back to last season. That is the 10th longest streak nationally.
• Since the start of the 2017 season, Ohio State has a 13-12 record against ranked teams.
Ohio State concludes the regular season on Friday, April 26 when it travels to Ann Arbor, Mich. to take on Michigan at 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU.