No. 19/20 Buckeyes Open Regular Season vs. Detroit Saturday
Feb. 8, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 18/19-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team begins the 2013 campaign at 1 p.m. Saturday when it hosts Detroit inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
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Individual tickets to all Ohio State men’s lacrosse home games are $5 for adults and $3 for youth. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $2 each. Contact the Group Ticket Sales staff at 614-292-0043. (Note service charges may apply.)
Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster HERE, by calling Ticketmaster (800-745-3000), in person at any Ticketmaster outlet or in person at the Ohio State Ticket Office in the southeast corner of the Schottenstein Center.
Note tickets for the Buckeyes’ next home game, Feb. 23 vs. Marquette, are sold out. Tickets remain for the final four regular-season home games, all scheduled to be played outdoors at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Matchup information, as well as links to follow each game, both home and away, are updated prior to each contest on the Buckeye Lacrosse Gameday page (go.osu.edu/mlaxgameday)
Ohio State is 4-0 in season openers under head coach Nick Myers, with a 21-1 victory over Detroit in 2009, a 10-8 win against Villanova in 2010, a 4-3 victory over the Titans in 2011 and an 11-6 win vs. Detroit last year. This is the seventh-consecutive year Ohio State is opening the campaign with a home game. The squad suffered an 8-7 loss in overtime to Navy to begin the 2008 season and won the 2007 opener, beating Robert Morris in Columbus, 13-5.
Buckeyes vs. Titans
Detroit was 6-9 last season, with a 3-3 conference ledger. Joel Matthews, a senior in 2012, led the team with 39 points, sharing the assist lead with now-junior Alex Maini with 15 each. Adams was first with 33 goals, followed by Matthews with 24 and Maini with 20.
Detroit is joined in the MAAC by Canisius, Jacksonville, Manhattan, Marist, Siena and VMI.
In the Polls
Six opponents on Ohio State’s regular-season slate are also ranked (IL/USILA): Loyola (1/1), Notre Dame (3/3), Denver (8/9), Virginia (9/7), Penn State (15/14) and Fairfield (16/16). Ohio State’s preseason slate included ranked teams in Johns Hopkins (5/t-4) and Syracuse (12/13) in the spring and Lehigh (10/11) and North Carolina (7/t-4) in the fall.
ECAC Preseason Picks
Buckeye senior Logan Schuss was voted the league’s preseason offensive player of the year after he was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year for 2012. Schuss also earned a spot on the preseason all-league team.
Alexander and Schuss have both played in 45 games in their Ohio State careers. Schuss has 102 goals, 63 assists and 165 points for the Scarlet and Gray, while Alexander has scored 38 goals and added 28 assists for 66 points.
The following week, Ohio State returns home to host Marquette inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center Feb. 23.
Buckeyes Drafted for the Future
This is the first time three Buckeyes have been selected in one year in the collegiate draft. Schuss is the Buckeyes’ second-highest draft pick, behind only first-round selection Kevin Buchanan, the No. 5 overall pick in 2008.
Schuss was selected second overall by the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the indoor Western Lacrosse Association draft earlier this week.
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