Navy vs. Ohio State
February 24, 2006
The Game Story:
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's lacrosse team lost to No. 7 Navy, 9-3, Friday at
Army-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The Buckeyes fall to 0-2 on the year, while
the Mids improve to 2-0 this season.



The Buckeyes trailed, 3-0, at the end of the first quarter and 6-2 at halftime. Navy opened the
scoring with a man-up goal by Billy Looney at 6:30, followed by Ian Dingman's goal at 3:56 and
Nick Mirabito's tally with 1:21 remaining in the first quarter.



Navy scored the first three goals of the second quarter. Steve Looney scored at 9:17, followed
by Billy Looney's tally at 8:40. Cody Shea ended the Mids' scoring in the half with a goal at
6:04. Freshman Joel Dalgarno (Coquitlam, British Columbia/Western Reserve (Ohio) then scored
twice to send the teams into halftime with Navy ahead, 6-2. Dalgarno's first goal, assisted by
Kevin Buchanan (So., Cockeysville, Md./Calvert Hall), was a man-up tally at 4:10. He closed out
the half with an unassisted goal with 25 seconds remaining. The Buckeyes had 16 shots in the
first half, while the Midshipmen had 14.



The teams combined for just four goals in the second half. Buckeye Andrew Bender scored,
assisted by Jason Lutz (Jr., Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle), at 13:37 of the third quarter. Dingman
scored a man-up tally with 4:28 remaining in the stanza. Navy's Jon Birsner scored at 8:29 of
the fourth quarter and Mirabito closed out the scoring with a man-down goal with 1:20 on the
clock. The Buckeyes had nine shots in the half. Navy had 15, including 10 in the fourth quarter.

The Buckeyes were outshot in the game, 29-25. Buckeye junior goalie Drew May (St. Louis,
Mo./DeSmet Jesuit) played all 60 minutes, making six saves.



In the game, the Buckeyes converted 1-of-7 extra-man chances and the Mids were 2-for-6.