Ohio State vs. Fairfield
April 13, 2003
The Game Story:
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 14 Ohio State men's lacrosse team outshot Fairfield 20-6 in the second half to top the Skags, 11-9, Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes improve to 6-2 overall, while the Skags drop to 5-4.

Fairfield came out strong staking a 5-3 lead after the first quarter. Ohio State's Greg Bice (Jr., Helotes, Texas) scored an unassisted goal at 10:24 to get the Buckeyes on the board. OSU's Curtis Smith (Sr., Victoria, British Columbia) soon followed with a goal at 10:04 assisted by Anthony Gilardi (Jr., Baldwin, N.Y). The Buckeyes' third goal of the quarter came at 8:54 by Gilardi assisted by Tom Randisi (So., Towson, Md.). Fairfield outshot OSU 10-8 in the quarter.

Ohio State netted an EMO goal at 5:27 to start the second quarter. The Skags followed with two additional goals of their own. OSU's Smith scored with one second remaining on the clock to cut Fairfield's lead to two going into halftime. OSU outshot Fairfield 11-6.

The Buckeyes scored three goals and allowed just one in the third quarter to tie the game at eight. Ohio State's Pat Donohue (Sr., West Babylon, N.Y.) tallied two goals and Bryan Mulford (Sr., Lutherville, Md.) recorded one. In the third quarter, OSU took 10 shots to Fairfield's four.

OSU's Mike Norton recorded an EMO goal at 10:39 to put the Buckeyes up by one at 10:39 in the fourth. The Skags responded with a goal at 8:36, Ohio State then netted two goals to secure the win over Fairfield.

Four Buckeyes finished the game with three points each. Pat Myers and Curtis Smith each tallied two goals and an assist. Anthony Gilardi and Tom Randisi each posted one goal and two assists for the Buckeyes. Mike Norton and Greg Bice each recorded a goal and an assist.

Tony Russo (Jr., Fallston, Md.) made five saves in goal for the Buckeyes. Fairfield's C.J. Kemp recorded 15 saves. Ohio State was 2-for-4 on its extra-man opportunities and held the Skags scoreless on both of their chances.

The Buckeyes travel to Colorado next weekend where they will take on Air Force at 4 p.m. April 18 and Denver at noon April 20.