COLUMBUS, Ohio In its first road game of 2008, the No. 20 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team lost in triple overtime to No. 19 Bucknell, 8-7, Saturday in Lewisburg, Pa. The Buckeyes (1-2) held a 5-4 lead at halftime and pushed their advantage to 6-4 just 29 seconds into the second half. The Bison (2-1) battled to tie the score at 6 with a goal early in the fourth quarter, but Buckeye senior captain Kevin Buchanan put Ohio State back on top just 21 seconds later. Bucknell’s Austin Winter tied the game with a score with 3:35 remaining in regulation.

The teams were unable to score through the first two overtimes, with Buckeye senior goalie Stefan Schroder making two saves in the second OT. Bucknell’s John Togneri scored unassisted with 2:35 left in the third overtime to give the Bison the win.

The teams were tied at 1 after the first quarter. Buckeye junior Jeff Ryan scored with 8:20 left in the first, assisted by Joel Dalgarno, before Perry Menzies tallied a man-up goal, assisted by Winter, with 2:28 left in the quarter. Ohio State had nine shots in the quarter and Bucknell had four.

Bucknell took its first lead of the game when Winter found Ryan Klipstein for a man-up tally at 13:06 of the second quarter and extended its lead to 3-1 on Winter’s score at 11:33. Ohio State tied the game with two goals in 28 seconds, as James Green scored at 6:28, followed by senior captain Josh Funk’s score at 6:00. Tim Brandau briefly regained the lead for the Bison with a man-up goal at 2:06, but the Buckeyes scored twice win the final 1:33 of the half to tie the game and take the lead. Freshman Scott Lathrop found Dalgarno at 1:33 to tie the score and then Ryan scored his second goal of the game, set up by Green, with five seconds to go before halftime. The Buckeyes outshot the Bison in the quarter, 7-5.

Buchanan scored 29 seconds into the third quarter, assisted by sophomore Keith Lovett, to put Ohio State ahead, 6-4.  Tim Brandau led the Bison to tie the game, setting up Togneri at 9:28 of the third and tying the game with a man-up goal of his own, assisted by Winter, at 13:58 of the fourth quarter. Buchanan regained the Ohio State edge 27 seconds later, assisted by Dalgarno. Winter scored on an assist from Togneri with 3:35 left in regulation to knot the score at 7-all. Ohio State outshot Bucknell, 11-6, in the quarter and 18-10 in the half.

There was no scoring through the first two overtime periods. Ohio State had the only shot of the first OT and Bucknell had three shots in the second, putting two on net. Togneri scored on the only shot of the third overtime to put Bucknell on top.

For the game, Ohio State outshot Bucknell, 35-23. Schroder played the entire game for the Buckeyes and made eights saves. For Bucknell, Nick Sciubba had 12 shops in 69:35.

Ohio State had one extra-man chance in the game and did not convert, while Bucknell was 3-for-6 on extra-man opportunities.

Dalgarno had a team-best two assists and three points in the game, while Buchanan and Ryan led the squad with two goals each. Green had a goal and an assist for two points. Junior Nick Carr won 13-of-21 faceoffs for the Buckeyes.

Game Notes
The Buckeyes return home to host Penn State at noon Saturday (March 8) in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

With three points vs. Bucknell, Dalgarno now has 100 points as a Buckeye, with 59 goals and 41 assists. He is the 24th Buckeye to hit the century mark. Dalgarno extended his point streak, which began in his first game as a Buckeye, to 30 games.

The loss was the Buckeyes’ second this season, with both coming in overtime by 8-7 scores (Feb. 16 vs. Navy). It was the first time the team had a game go to a third extra period since a 13-12 loss at North Carolina Feb. 16, 2002.

Lovett’s assist was the first point of his Buckeye career. Freshman Lathrop also had his first helper as a Buckeye.

Buchanan now has 108 points as a Buckeye, ranking 21st in program history with 61 goals and 47 assists. He is five back of Brian Williams in 20th place. Buchanan is on a 32-game point streak that began with two games remaining in the 2005 season (May 1, 2005 vs. Fairfield). He has 56-42-98 totals during the stretch and has multiple points in each of his last 15 games. He leads the Buckeyes in goals (8) this year and has multiple goals in each of the first three games.

Scott Gerland, Jarred Bowman and Mat Kawamoto all saw their first action as Buckeyes.

                         Lacrosse Game Summary (Final)
                         2008 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse
            Ohio State vs BUCKNELL (Mar 01, 2008 at Lewisburg, Pa.)

                      Ohio State (1-2) vs. BUCKNELL (2-1)
Date: Mar 01, 2008  Location: Lewisburg, Pa.        Stadium: Mathewson Stadium  
Attendance:423   Start time:2 p.m.    End time:4:10 pm   Total time:2:10   

SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4 OT O2 O3  Tot
Ohio State……….  1  4  1  1  0  0  0 –  7
BUCKNELL…………  1  3  1  2  0  0  1 –  8

Ohio State SCORING: GOALS: Buchanan,Kevin 2; Ryan,Jeff 2;
Dalgarno,Joel 1; Green,James 1; Funk,Josh 1.
ASSISTS: Dalgarno,Joel 2; Green,James 1; Lathrop,Scott 1; Lovett,Keith

BUCKNELL SCORING: GOALS: Winter, Austin 2; Brandau, Tim 2; Togneri,
John 2; Menzies, Perry 1; Klipstein, Ryan 1.
ASSISTS: Winter, Austin 4; Brandau, Tim 1; Izard, Tom 1; Togneri, John

Ohio State GROUND BALLS: Carr,Nick 6; Pages,Ricky 6; Anderson,Conor 3;
Matthews,Scott 3; Schroder,Stefan 3; Buchanan,Kevin 2; Funk,Josh 2;
Kawamoto,Matt 2; Poillon,Peet 2; Ryan,Jeff 2; Bowman,Jarred 1;
Green,James 1; Lovett,Keith 1; Pires,Mike 1; Smith,Stephen 1;
Ventiquattro,Mario 1.

BUCKNELL GROUND BALLS: Izard, Tom 7; Haire, Billy 3; Lane, Mark 3;
Sciubba, Nick 3; Winter, Austin 3; Burns, Evan 2; Carolan, Rick 2;
Cooke, Michael 2; Mele, Joe 2; Monfort, Scott 2; Antonelli, Matt 1;
Brandau, Tim 1; Goodhand, Andrew 1; Klipstein, Ryan 1; Menzies, Perry
1; Orr, Tommy 1.

SHOTS – Ohio State 35; BUCKNELL 23.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Ohio State 19; BUCKNELL 16.

PENALTIES – Ohio State 6/4:30; BUCKNELL 1/1:00.

FACEOFFS – Ohio State 13-21; BUCKNELL 8-21.

CLEARS – Ohio State 21-30; BUCKNELL 26-33.

GOALIES – OSU: Schroder,Stefan 1-2 (69:35 minutes, 16 shots-8 saves, 8
GA); BUCKNELL: Sciubba, Nick 2-1 (69:35, 19-12, 7).

Start time: 2 p.m.    Finish time: 4:10 pm   Length of game: 2:10

A-423 T-2:10