COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 15th-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team fought back from a six-goal halftime deficit but ultimately dropped a 17-12 decision at No. 19 Denver on Sunday. With the setback, the Buckeyes are 4-4 on the season while Denver improves to 4-3.
The Short Story
Colby Smith scored four times and Kyle Bora added three goals. The Buckeyes fell behind 10-4 at the half and 12-4 early in the third quarter, but scored six of the next seven goals to pull to within three, 13-10, shortly before the end of the quarter.
That’s as close as they’d get, however, as Denver finished the third quarter by scoring with four seconds remaining and then scored the first three in the fourth to grab a 17-10 lead.
How the Goals Were Scored
Shots: Denver 38, Ohio State 37
Saves: Ohio State (Wahlund) 11, Denver (Kleban) 8
Ground Balls: Denver 30, Ohio State 26
Faceoffs: Denver 20-of-33, Ohio State 13-of-33
Clears: Ohio State 16-of-20, Denver 14-of-14
Extra Man: Ohio State 2-for-3, Denver 2-for-4
Turnovers: Ohio State 15, Denver 13
Ohio State Scoring: Smith 4-0-0; Borda 3-0-0; Caputo 2-1-3; Myers 1-1-2; White 1-1-2; Magee 1-1-2; Eiland 0-1-1; Sherrer 0-1-1
Conference play opens next Sunday evening for Ohio State as the Buckeyes host No. 6 Rutgers at the Ohio State Lacrosse Stadium. Opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised live on BTN.
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