Interesting drill here. Has a little of everything. Trying to maintain proper body form, quick release on a hard pass, simulating coming off a pick, conditioning work. May steal this at some point in the future...
Really cool opportunity for the Buckeyes on Saturday. Getting to train with the national team is no small thing, even if the US is a distant 3rd in the box pyramid. Fun to see if you're in Columbus.
As an aside, I always wondered what happened to Gale Thorpe last year. He was a really good player for stretches, then wouldn't see the field.
I would be lying if I said the prospect of facing him didn't concern me. Still, would have been fun to watch. He's absurdly good.
Not Buckeye specific, but the #1 2020 recruit in the country just flipped from Penn State to Duke. Huge blow for them. Penn State has only made the tourney 4 times, and never won a game in the postseason. Brennan O'Neil would have helped them change that.
More of a lacrosse focused writeup. Sounds like UNC is going to be a rough matchup. Ohio State still in trouble from a personnel standpoint. Jasinski and Leclaire in midfield. Myers is going to be a force.
Very light writeup of the weekend's events. A great game for a great cause. Not much on lacrosse, but it's more than okay.
Thanks for the update! Sounds like a great event all around.
I will cut the secondary some slack since they lost yet another 1st round pick in Ward this year. But the linebackers have been trash. They're past learning.
It's over halfway through the season. Purdue is up, having murdered Illinois and with some actual playmakers. Something has to change. Coaches or players.
Awesome! Hope your son has a great time. It's a special event in honor of Coach Breschi's son. I'm hoping someone streams it, though I am not getting my hopes up.
Gutless cowards. Murder a fine man and then flee to avoid responsibility. Horrendous. Such a tragedy. RIP Mr. Harrison.
Freshman Jack Myers with the crease dive goal vs the Machine that should have been disallowed (watch his left foot).
WHOOP WHOOP. Sound the klaxon again. This time for a 2020 out of Texas. Drew Scott commits.
Here's his eval from Inside Lacrosse.
WHOOP WHOOP. Sound the commitment klaxon. OSU flips a top 100 pole from Loyola.
Here's a select few highlights of the alumni game.
OSU follows up this weekend's scrimmages with the annual game against UNC. Hopefully someone streams it.
I'll take Marcus Freeman as DC every dang day. Defensive side needs a shakeup.
Here's a goalie commit. Yes, GOALIE. Christian Tomei is going to sign in 3 weeks, but looks like he could play for Coach Myers AND Coach Meyer.
I believe it. They looked to be in midseason form. 2nd team Bucks, but still. They'll be contenders.
Ohio State played against the Ohio Machine and Denison. The team played its (presumed) number ones against the Machine and played the young guns against Denison. It showed. The Machine overwhelmed the Buckeyes by just being better all around. Against the backups, Denison won 5-2 in a 40 minute running clock game.
-Justin Inacio is going to be key. He won quite a few faceoffs, and looked really good against a pro setup. Had a goal off a clean win. Feliziani was...underwhelming.
-Offensively, the Buckeyes struggled to get past any defender. Against both Denison and the Machine, middies really couldn't get separation. That's a problem.
-Leclaire looks like he's playing A/M again. Came off the bench while Jackson Reid seemed to be out on the 1st attack line. Freshman Jack Myers was at X in an interesting development. He scored on a crease dive
-Colby Smith scored two nice goals against the Machine. Could be an important piece for the Buckeyes this year.
-Defensively, the Buckeyes looked off. Short sticks Maccani and Terefenko looked pretty good, but the long poles struggled. Borges played well, but the young guns seemed a step late at most every turn. Had intensity though.
-Kirshon started in goal against the Machine. Made some saves, missed a couple. Not bad, not great game.
All in all, it was a day of exhibitions against professionals and a top notch D3 squad. Not a lot of lessons to be learned. But it will be interesting to see if last year's troubles plague the team next year. Lots to work on over the winter.
Will be great to see some of Ohio's best lacrosse on display!