Ohio State men’s lacrosse flexed its offensive muscle against Harvard on Saturday, defeating the Crimson 17-2 at the Paradise Coast Sports Complex in Naples, Fla.
With the victory, the Buckeyes improved to 4-0 for the fourth time in six seasons. Jack Myers followed up his nine-point effort against North Carolina with five goals and six assists for a career-high 11 points versus Harvard. It was the highest point output for an Ohio State men’s lacrosse player since Joel Dalgarno had 12 points to win over Denver in 2008.
Jackson Reid had four third-quarter goals, leading his team on a 7-1 run in that frame. Colby Smith added a hat trick. Seven different Buckeyes scored to pace an offensive attack that collected 17 or more goals for the fourth consecutive game.
Justin Inacio won 20-of-29 face-offs and totaled 13 ground balls, while Caton Johnson made 10 saves. Inacio’s 20 face-off wins are tied for the third-most in Ohio State history for a single game. It’s the second time this season that he’s won 20 face-offs after reaching that mark against Cleveland State on Feb. 12.
“Thank you to everybody who had a hand in making tonight’s game happen,” Ohio State head coach Nick Myers said. “It was great to get down to Florida and be part of a first-class event. Credit to Harvard, they are a very good team and I loved how we responded to their challenge. We saw many good things tonight in all areas of the field, especially in the second half. We will build on this and get ready for the next challenge.”
Women’s Ice Hockey
Paetyn Levis’ five-point performance on Friday and a strong team-showing on Saturday pushed Ohio State past St. Cloud State over the weekend, advancing them to the WCHA Final Faceoff against Wisconsin.
Jenna Buglioni scored the Buckeyes’ first postseason goal at 2:28 in the opening period, skating behind the St. Cloud State net, picking up the mishandled puck and sneaking it through the five-hole. After Buglioni’s netted attempt, Levis started her scoring spree with two goals in the final four minutes of the first period.
Clair DeGeorge and Lauren Bernard assisted Levis’ first goal at 3:34. The Rogers, Minn., native, added another with under two minutes in the period when she redirected a pass into the slot from Madison Bizal. Levis secured her first-career hat trick after finding herself wide open in the second period, scoring from the slot. She scored her fourth goal and put the Buckeyes up 5-0 at 7:32 in the third.
Liz Schepers scored Ohio State’s final goal at 3:14. The Buckeyes had 19 seconds left on their power play when she tapped in the puck. Amanda Thiele made 13 saves in the shutout win.
Ohio State defeated St. Cloud State, 6-0. OSU leads series, 1-0.
Gabby Rosenthal put Ohio State on the board at 1:16 with a backhanded shot from the left side of the St. Cloud State net, allowing the Buckeyes to take an early 1-0 lead.
Schepers scored her second goal of the series at 12:25 in the second period. When Schepers scored, Ohio State was playing with an extra skater after a Huskies penalty. Head coach Nadine Muzerall pulled goaltender Andrea Braendli for the extra attacker opportunity. Schepers collected a rebounded shot from Rosenthal to stretch the lead to 2-0.
Bernard scored the team’s final goal at 7:04 in the third period, capitalizing on the Buckeyes’ power play opportunity to cement the win. Braendli was back in net for Ohio State on Saturday, making 11 saves for her 10th win and second shutout.
Ohio State fencing nearly completed a full sweep at the Central Collegiate Fencing Championships in Evanston, Ill. on Saturday. The Buckeyes captured the men’s and women’s team titles, both sabre and foil squad trophies and the men’s epee championship.
The women’s team was perfect in the team competition, winning all five matches and defeating Wayne State, Lawrence, Denison, Cleveland State and Northwestern. The sabre and foil squads also went undefeated, while epee was 4-1 — its only loss to the host Wildcats. The women’s foil squad won 5-4 against Northwestern to take that title.
The men’s team defeated Wayne State, Lawrence and Cleveland State, with the sabre, foil and epee squads finishing 3-0.
Foil Claire Teresa Galavotti and sabre Ele Perrier led the women with 9-0 marks at the championships, while Eva Mazur, Montserrat Viveros and Lucy Whittemore had seven wins to pace epee. Katherine Larimer and Julieta Toledo were6-0 in sabre and Evie Bustamante totaled five wins. In foil, Miranda Freedman finished second with seven wins. Alina Lee and Camilla Rivano each had six and Karina Dyner collected six victories in epee.
Sabre Jack Price had six wins to lead the Buckeyes, followed by Shanvanth Arnipalli with four. In foil, Edriss Ndiaye and Nathan Wriedt both had six victories, while Gabriele Feinberg had a squad-best six wins in epee.
Central Collegiate Fencing Conference Championships
Feb. 27, 2022
Ohio State Women’s Results (5-0)
Ohio State 27, Wayne State 0 (S 9-0, F 9-0, E 9-0)
Ohio State 27, Lawrence 0 (S 9-0, F 9-0, E 9-0)
Ohio State 25, Denison 2 (S 8-1, F 8-1, E 9-0)
Ohio State 26, Cleveland State 1 (S 8-1, F 9-0, E 9-0)
Ohio State 16, Northwestern 11 (S 7-2, F 5-4, E 4-5)
Ohio State Men’s Results (3-0)
Ohio State 23, Wayne State 4 (S 9-0, F 6-3, E 8-1)
Ohio State 21, Lawrence 6 (S 7-2, F 8-1, E 6-3)
Ohio State 22, Cleveland State 5 S 7-2, F 8-1, E 7-2)