April 21, 2000

%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio — John Cummings (Fr., Baltimore, Md./Loyola) and Buddy Lange (Sr., Annadale, N.J./North Huntedon) each scored four goals to lead the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 victory over Denver at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Friday. The Buckeyes move to 5-6 on the season and 1-2 in the GWLL, while Denver falls to 8-4 on the season and 0-2 in the conference.%^$

%^$Denver took an early 1-0 lead on a Chad Wittman goal at the 10-minute mark. The Buckeyes answered right back with a goal from Lange. The Pioneers scored three unanswered goals for a 4-1 lead at the 12-minute mark of the second quarter. The Buckeyes then took control, scoring five of the next six goals. At the half the score was tied 5-5.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes took the lead at the 10:46 mark in the third quarter on a Cummings goal off an assist from Pat Meyers (Fr., Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk). Denver regained the lead on goals from Mike Law and Clark Woodard. Ohio State tied the game again with another Cummings goal. With the game knotted at 8-8, Cummings netted his fourth goal of the afternoon with 39 seconds remaining to give the Buckeyes the victory.%^$

%^$Denver was led by Law who scored four goals and dished out two assists.%^$

%^$Buckeye goalkeeper Mike Abeles (Sr., Westfield, N.J./Westfield) went the distance and finished with 11 saves. Brian Berger played all 60 minutes for Denver and made seven stops.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes return to action at 1 p.m. Sunday, when they host Air Force at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.%^$


%^$Score by Quarter%^$ 1 2 3 4 Final%^$Denver 2 3 2 1 8%^$Ohio State 1 4 1 3 9%^$


%^$Goalie Stats%^$Denver-Berger-7 saves, 9 GA%^$Ohio State-Abeles-11 saves, 8 GA%^$


%^$Team Stats%^$ Shots Groundballs Faceoffs%^$Denver 16 27 10/10%^$Ohio State 24 31 10/10%^$


%^$Individual Stats%^$(Goals-Assists-Points)%^$Ohio State Denver%^$John Cummings (4-2-6) Mike Law (4-2-6)%^$Buddy Lange (4-0-4) Chad Wittman (2-0-2)%^$Pat Meyers (1-1-2) Geoff Bieging (1-0-1)%^$Bryan Mulford (0-2-2) Adam Stifel (1-0-1)%^$Curtis Smith (0-1-1) Clark Woodard (1-0-1)%^$Mike Norton (0-1-1) McAdory Lipscomb (0-1-1)%^$


%^$Scoring Summary%^$Q Team Time Goal (Assist) Score%^$1 Denver 10:00 Wiittman D, 1-0%^$1 OSU 9:37 Lange (Mulford) 1-1%^$1 Denver :44 Law D, 2-1%^$2 Denver 13:57 Bieging D, 3-1%^$2 Denver 12:00 Stifel (Law) D, 4-1%^$2 OSU 8:25 Lange (Cummings) D, 4-2%^$2 Denver 5:11 Law D, 5-2%^$2 OSU 3:34 Meyers D, 5-3%^$2 OSU 2:12 Cummings (Smith) D, 5-4%^$2 OSU :36 Lange (Cummings) 5-5%^$3 OSU 10:46 Cummings (Meyers) O, 6-5.%^$3 Denver 6:32 Law (Lipscomb) 6-6%^$3 Denver 2:18 Woodard (Law) D, 7-6%^$4 OSU 10:47 Cummings (Norton) 7-7%^$4 Denver 6:04 Law D, 8-7%^$4 OSU 4:01 Lange (Mulford) 8-8%^$4 OSU :39 Cummings O, 9-8