May 1, 2021

Ohio State Drops B1G Tournament Contest to Michigan, 15-11


Final Stats: Michigan 15, Ohio State 11 // Season Stats

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite a four-goal effort from Jackson Reid and 10 saves in goal from Alec Van de Bovenkamp, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team dropped a 15-11 decision to Michigan in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes finish the season 4-7 while the Wolverines move on to Thursday’s semifinal where they will face top-seeded and undefeated Maryland.

The Short Story
The Buckeyes cut a five-goal Michigan fourth-quarter lead to three at 13-10 with 4:07 to play but could never get any closer. In addition to four goals by Reid, Ohio State also got a hat trick from Jack Myers, who finished the season with multiple goals in all 11 games.

In goal, Alec Van de Bovenkamp made eight of his 10 saves in the first half. Despite his best efforts, the Wolverines went on a three-goal run at the end of the second quarter to take a 7-4 halftime lead and never trailed in the second half.

“We’re hurting right now,” said head coach Nick Myers. “This season has been full of challenges. Our seniors led the way and I’m grateful for all they have given to our brotherhood. I’m proud to be their coach and they’ll be missed. They are Buckeyes for life.”

 How the Goals Were Scored

  • Michigan put the first three goals on the scoreboard in the first quarter, building a 3-0 lead at the 8:52 mark following a Jacob Jackson score. The Buckeyes had a response, however, scoring three times in a two-and-a-half-minute span to knot the game at 3-all.
  • The Buckeyes goals in that run came from Jacob Snyder – the first of his career – along with Reid and Connor Mitchell.
  • The Buckeyes and Wolverines traded goals to the start the second quarter to even the score at 4-4 with 8:33 remaining before halftime.
  • Michigan went on a three-goal run to take its 7-4 halftime advantage beginning with Bryce Clay’s extra-man score at 7:37. Michael Boehm then scored twice to end the half.
  • Tre Leclaire scored his 24th goal of the season at the 12:58 mark of the third quarter to pull the Buckeyes within two, 7-5, but Michigan would answer with back-to-back scores in a 38-second span to go ahead 9-5.
  • Buckeyes goals for the remainder of the third quarter came from Reid (twice) and Myers as Ohio State trailed 10-8 with 15 minutes remaining.
  • Michigan scored the first three goals of the fourth quarter to open up a 13-8 advantage, its largest lead of the day. The Buckeyes could get no closer than down three, 13-10, with four minutes remaining.

 This and That

  • Myers’ three-goal day gave him 45 points on the season (34 goals, 11 assists). He averaged 4.09 points per game.
  • Leclaire extended his streak to 36 consecutive games with at least one goal scored.
  • Van de Bovenkamp’s 10 saves marked the third time this season he had double figure saves.
  • Ohio State won 13-of-16 face-offs in the second including seven-of-eight in the fourth quarter. Justin Inacio had 14 wins and picked up eight ground balls.
  • Two defenders scored transition goals for Ohio State – Snyder and Jeff Henrick.

 Statistically Speaking
Ohio State 44, Michigan 43
Ground Balls:
Michigan 32, Ohio State 29
Ohio State 16-of-29, Michigan 13-of-29
Ohio State 12-of-17, Michigan 17-of-21
Extra Man:
Michigan 1-for-1, Ohio State 0-for-1
Michigan (Kiracofe) 13, Ohio State (Van de Bovemkamp) 10
Michigan 17, Ohio State 13