COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 14 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team posted a 14-12 win over Johns Hopkins in a Big Ten Conference game Saturday afternoon in Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes led 10-7 at halftime. The Blue Jays (2-6) tied the game at 10 in the third quarter but the Buckeyes (4-4) answered the JHU run with three straight goals to pull away for the victory.
The Short Story
Johns Hopkins led 2-0 early and the Buckeyes tied the game with 7:21 left in the first. After the Blue Jays pushed ahead 3-2 at 5:56 Ohio State went on a six-goal run, including three straight from Ryan Terefenko, for a 6-3 lead after the first quarter and 8-3 advantage with 11:03 left in the second. The teams traded goals twice after that for a 10-5 Buckeye lead with 4:07 remaining before halftime. The Blue Jays then went on a run of their own, with two before the end of the half and the first three of the third quarter, to tie the game at 10 with 5:50 left in the third.
Ohio State responded, as Jack Myers scored man-up to put the Buckeyes back ahead with 3:43 left in the third. Jackson Reid and Tre Leclaire tallied in the first five minutes of the fourth for a three-goal cushion. Hopkins drew within two twice in the final 8:43 but Ohio State closed out the win.
Reid led Ohio State with four goals and six points, while Myers had a hat trick and two assists for five points and Terefenko had a hat trick and eight ground balls. Johnny Wiseman had three points, with a goal and two assists, and Grant Mitchell (two assists) and Mitchell Pehlke (goal and an assist) each had two points. Justin Inacio won 13 faceoffs and picked up four ground balls and Jeff Henrick and Stephen Zupicich also had four ground balls each. Alec Van de Bovenkamp had seven saves for the Buckeyes.
Quoting Coach Nick Myers
“Another hard-fought Big Ten game just as we expected. We made the plays on offense when we had to and got contributions from a lot of different guys which we’ll need moving forward. It was awesome to see Buckeye Nation back in The Shoe and we thank them for their support.”
How it Happened
The Buckeyes travel for a game at Maryland at 5 p.m. April 18, televised by BTN.