Men's Lacrosse Throttles Towson in NCAA Tournament Opener

May 12, 2013 at 6:19p    by Jason Priestas    
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Ohio State men's lacrosse beat Towson 16-6 in Ohio Stadium

Ohio State men's lacrosse, the NCAA tournament's No. 3 seed, thumped Towson, 16-6, in their opening round game in front of 2,358 at Ohio Stadium Sunday.

Senior Logan Schuss paced the Buckeyes with six points (3G, 3A), while sophomore Jesse King added five (4G, 1A) as Ohio State ran its winning streak to seven games.

Ohio State trailed early, 2-1, but outscored the Tigers 7-2 before halftime to take an 8-4 lead into the locker room. The Buckeyes outscored Towson 4-1 in each of the final two quarters to run away with things.

“In the first quarter we struggled,” King said. “We weren’t really playing our game. Once we started setting up our offenses, we started clicking like we usually do.”

Indeed.

The Buckeyes (13-3) will play Cornell, who knocked off No. 8 seed Maryland, in the quarterfinals Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The game will be televised live by ESPN2 and will take place at Maryland's Byrd Stadium, so thank you, Cornell. 


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Michael Citro's picture

This pleases me greatly. Let's win a few more.

southbymidwest's picture

Bucks will be playing Cornell at UMaryland- should be a very interesting game. Hopefully Rob Pannell and company can be stopped by the Bucks' physical defensive play, balanced attack, and improved face off capabilities. Until Cornell lost in the Ivy League finals, they were ranked #2 in the country, while OSU was ranked #10. OSU has been on a tear though, having beaten some very, very good ranked opponents recently, so GO BUCKS!

millertime2011's picture

All very true. I couldn't believe cornell didn't get seeded. Pannell may very well be one of the most mentally gifted players in (at least) recent memory--so much poise and he finds people others couldn't. It will come down to limiting Cornell's (and Pannell's) touches (comes back to faceoffs) and whether Schuss, King and co. can get on Fiori early (he can be a big of a headcase from time to time). In any event, GO BUCKS!

BigRedBuckeye's picture

....And my head explodes...

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

Jason Priestas's picture

There is only one right choice here.