|No. 18 Ohio State 12, Hofstra 10 • What You Need to Know|
|Records:||Ohio State 4-2; Hofstra 3-3|
|Site:||Ohio Stadium; Columbus, Ohio|
|Did You Know:||Tre Leclaire has 130 career goals and has scored in 24 consecutive games.|
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A well-balanced offensive attack that saw eight different goal scorers and a career day from goalie Josh Kirson was the recipe that the 18th-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team used to earn a 12-10 win over Hofstra on Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes improve to 4-2 on the season while Hofstra is 3-3.
The Short Story
Ohio State built an 8-3 halftime lead and was able to hold on in the end thanks in large part to Kirson, who stopped a career-high 19 shots, including 12 in the second half. The Buckeyes’ offense was paced by Griffin Hughes, who scored three times and also added an assist. Tre Leclaire and Johnny Wiseman each had two goals while Jackson Reid, Jack Myers, Colby Smith, Lukas Buckley and Brandon Barker each had one goal.
Kirson’s 19 saves are tied with Mike Rimmer and Stefan Schroder for the most in a game since 2005. It’s his fifth consecutive game with 10 or more stops and tops his previous career high of 18 that was set just one month ago in a 11-4 win at Boston University.
|Most Saves by an Ohio State Goalkeeper Since 2005|
|Josh Kirson||19||vs. Hofstra, 3/7/2020|
|Mike Rimmer||19||vs. Hobart, 3/12/2005|
|Stefan Schroder||19||at Bellarmine, 4/7/2007|
|Josh Kirson||18||at Boston University, 2/8/2020|
|Brandon Freeman||18||vs. Notre Dame, 4/27/2008|
|Tony Russo||18||at North Carolina, 5/8/2004|
|Josh Kirson||17||at UMass, 2/16/2019|
|Stefan Schroder||17||vs. Denver, 4/19/2008|
“Another battle today,” said head coach Nick Myers. “Josh was outstanding in goal and offensively we were well-balanced. Getting a couple transition goals in the second half was big. We will quickly regroup and get ready for our game at home Tuesday vs. Notre Dame.”
How the Goals Were Scored
This and That
Just the Stats
Shots: Hofstra 46, Ohio State 40
Ground Balls: Ohio State 30, Hofstra 23
Face-offs: Ohio State 13-of-26, Hofstra 13-of-26
Clears: Ohio State 18-of-20, Hofstra 18-of-22
Extra Man: Ohio State 0-for-1, Hofstra 0-for-0
Saves: Ohio State (Kirson) 19, Hofstra (Casey) 9
Turnovers: Ohio State 15, Hofstra 12
Leading Scorers: Griffin Hughes (3-1-4), Jackson Reid (1-2-3), Tre Leclaire (2-1-3), Jack Myers (1-2-3), Colby Smith (1-1-2), Johnny Wiseman (2-0-2), Brandon Barker (1-0-1), Lukas Buckley (1-0-1), Ryan Terefenko (0-1-1)
Ohio State continues its four-game homestand when it welcomes in No. 10 Notre Dame (2-2) to Ohio Stadium on Tuesday. Opening face-off is slated for 5 p.m. live on BTN. It will also be the Buckeyes’ annual Military Appreciation Game.