April 10, 2021

No. 14 Buckeyes Defeat Blue Jays, 14-12, in B1G Contest

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Box Score // Postgame Interviews

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 Blue Jays led 2-0 on goals at 13:19 and 12:17 but the Buckeyes answered to tie the game as Scott White scored off an assist from Grant Mitchell at 8:23 and Jack Myers tallied unassisted at 7:21.
  • The Blue Jays’ Brendan Grimes put Hopkins back ahead (3-2) at 5:56.
  • Ohio State then went on a six-goal run that led to an 8-3 lead with 11:03 left in the second quarter.
  • Mitchell set up Mitchell Pehlke at 4:34 to tie the game before Ryan Terefenko took over, scoring three in a row – at 3:35 (man-up, assisted by Jackson Reid), 2:53 and 1:54 (on an assist from Myers). Terefenko’s goals gave Ohio State a 6-3 lead after the first quarter.
  • Myers and Reid tallied in a 52 second span, at 11:55 and 11:03, for an 8-3 Ohio State advantage. The Blue Jays stopped Ohio State’s run on a Garrett Degnon goal at 10:25.
  • Myers found Reid for a Buckeye goal at 9:24 and the teams traded tallies at 5:33 and 4:07, with Johnny Wiseman setting up Reid at 4:07.
  • The Blue Jays scored twice in the final 3:07 of the quarter, with the second with just six seconds left in the clock, for a 10-7 Ohio State lead at the half.
  • The Blue Jays tied the game at 10 with three straight goals to open the second half. The first goal made it a two-goal game at 13:45 and the score remained 10-8 Buckeyes until two JHU goals in eight seconds at 5:50 and 5:42 deadlocked the score.
  • Myers scored a man-up goal at 3:43, assisted by Reid, to put Ohio State back ahead, 11-10, and the margin remained one goal entering the final quarter.
  • Wiseman set up a Reid tally 52 seconds into the fourth quarter and Tre Leclaire converted off a pass from Pehlke at 10:31 to push the Ohio State advantage to three (13-10).
  • The Blue Jays scored two of the final three goals, with tallies at 8:43 and 3:30 sandwiching a Wiseman goal for the Buckeyes at 3:55, for the 14-12 final. `

Statistically Speaking

  • The Buckeyes had the shot advantage, 39-37. Alec Van de Bovenkamp had seven saves for the Buckeyes and the Hopkins goalie made eight stops.
  • The Blue Jays had the slight advantage in ground balls, 31-30, and faceoffs, 16-14.
  • Each team had 21 clear attempts – Ohio State was 18-for-21 and Johns Hopkins was 17-for-21. Ohio State had 14 turnovers, Johns Hopkins 15.

Up Next

The Buckeyes travel for a game at Maryland at 5 p.m. April 18, televised by BTN.