Congratulations to the Ohio State Men's lacrosse team for qualifying to the NCAA tournament. The 10th ranked (by USILA Coaches) Buckeyes beat the defending NCAA champion and current #4 ranked Loyola (Md) Greyhounds in the ECAC semifinals and #3 Denver Pioneers in the conference championship game today.
After losing to Loyola 9-4 earlier in the season, the Buckeyes found themselves down 11-10 entering the fourth quarter. We then unloaded an Urbhermian barrage of offense, outscoring the defending champs 8-0 to win the game 18-11. In fact, the announcers commented on how OSU had won every face off and Loyola didn't get its first offensive possession of the 4th quarter until 12:30 had passed.
The Buckeyes clinched a spot in the NCAA tournament, winning a back and forth game against Denver culminating in a game-preserving save in the final seconds. I know admittedly little about lacrosse, but the following article did a good job summing up the game:
The NCAA selection show is Sunday at 9:00 on ESPNU.