Feb. 26, 2005

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 17 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (0-2, 0-0 GWLL) lost to No. 7 Navy (2-0, 0-0 PL), 11-5, Saturday at North Turf Field in the Buckeyes’ home opener. Six Buckeyes had a point in the game, including freshman Kevin Buchanan’s first career goal.

Navy scored the only three goals of the first quarter. Billy Looney got the Mids on the board at 9:44, followed by a Jon Birsner tally at 6:55. Ben Horn closed out the scoring with a goal with 39 seconds remaining.

The Buckeyes were outscored in the second quarter, 5-3. Buckeye midfielder Chris Brown (Sr., Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) scored his first goal of the season 1:20 into the quarter, but Navy responded with two goals in less than two minutes. Nick Mirabito scored at 12:31, followed by Birsner’s second goal of the game at 12:15. . Tommy Wallin then scored back-to-back goals in 45 seconds (at 9:56 and 9:11) to push the Mids’ lead to 7-1. Buchanan (Cockeysville, Md./Calvert Hall) recorded his first career goal with 5:40 left in the half. Navy’s Dwayne Osgood tallied with 1:49 remaining before Buckeye Justin Doran (Jr., Melville, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East)ended the scoring in the half with a goal with 27 seconds left on the clock. Navy held an 8-3 advantage on the scoreboard heading into halftime.

In the third quarter, Navy scored the only two goals. Nick Mirabito tallied just 10 seconds in, scooping up a groundball and running in alone on the Buckeye net. Graham Gill made the score 10-3 with a score with 5:06 on the clock.

The Buckeyes scored the next two goals to open the fourth quarter. Ben Wolff (Jr., Owings Mills, Md./Calvert Hall) stripped the ball from the Navy goalie and scooped up the groundball, putting the ball in the basically open net at 13:28 for his second goal of the season. Then with Navy a man down, Ohio State’s Gary Bining (Jr., Delta, British Columbia/Delta Secondary) took a pass from Jason Bloom (r-Jr., Coquitlam, British Columbia) and scored with 8:09 remaining. Walling completed his hat trick and the scoring with 5:51 remaining for the 11-5 final. The Buckeyes stopped five Navy extra-man chances in the quarter, including a full minute when OSU was three men down.

The Buckeyes were outshot in the game, 36-22. In net for Ohio State, freshman Bill Curry (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) started the game and played 30 minutes, allowing eight goals and making seven saves. Mike Rimmer (r-Fr., Melville, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) came in at the start of the second half and closed out the game, making four saves and giving up three goals. Navy’s Matt Russell had nine saves in all 60 minutes in net.

OSU converted its only man-up chance in the game and held Navy scoreless on five chances. Ohio State had 32 groundballs and Navy scooped up 28.

For the Mids, Birsner had a team-best four points on two goals and two assists, while Wallin had a game-high three goals.

The Buckeyes will return to action at 1 p.m. March 5 when the face off against UMBC in Baltimore, Md., on the Johns Hopkins campus. The game will be televised live by WMAR TV (Channel 2) in Baltimore and will be shown on tape delay by ESPN at 1 p.m. March 6.

Lacrosse Game Summary (Final) Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse 2005 #7 Navy vs #17 Ohio State (Feb 26, 2005 at Columbus, Ohio)

Navy (2-0) vs. Ohio State (0-2) Date: Feb 26, 2005 Location: Columbus, Ohio Stadium: North Turf Field Attendance:1573 Start time:12:07 pm End time:1:57 pm Total time:1:50

Score by period 1 2 3 4 Tot ————————————- Navy……………. 3 5 2 1 – 11 Ohio State………. 0 3 0 2 – 5

Navy SCORING: GOALS: Wallin, Tommy 3; Birsner, Jon 2; Mirabito, Nick 2; Gill, Graham 1; Looney, Billy 1; Horn, Ben 1; Osgood, Dwayne 1. ASSISTS: Birsner, Jon 2; DiNola, Seth 1; Gill, Graham 1; Pieczonka, Chris 1.

Ohio State SCORING: GOALS: Wolff, Ben 1; Buchanan, Kevin 1; Doran, Justin 1; Brown, Chris 1; Bining, Gary 1. ASSISTS: Bloom, Jason 1.

Navy GROUND BALLS: Looney, Steve 5; Pieczonka, Chris 5; Reilley, Pat 5; Russell, Matt 3; Horn, Ben 2; Lennon, Clipper 2; Birsner, Jon 1; Felber, Mike 1; Gill, Graham 1; Hackett, Ward 1; Hendler, Mitch 1; Mirabito, Nick 1.

Ohio State GROUND BALLS: O’Brien, Eric 6; Pages, Ricky 3; Dauro, John 2; Pataki, Tim 2; Randisi, Tom 2; Rimmer, Mike 2; Schneider, Jeff 2; Yontz, Brian 2; Bender, Andrew 1; Brown, Chris 1; Buchanan, Kevin 1; Curry, Bill 1; Doran, Justin 1; Funk, Josh 1; Li, Chris 1; Nolan, Craig 1; Olson, Kyle 1; Wittenberg, Josh 1; Wolff, Ben 1.



FACEOFFS – NAVY 12-20; OSU 8-20.

GOALIES – NAVY: Russell, Matt 2-0 (60:00 minutes, 14 shots-9 saves, 5 GA); OSU: Rimmer, Mike (30:00, 7-4, 3) , Curry, Bill 0-2 (30:00, 15-7, 8).

Start time: 12:07 pm Finish time: 1:57 pm Length of game: 1:50 Officials: Jim Beery; Jay Farrell; Jim Kelly.

A-1573 T-1:50