Ohio State vs. Harvard
February 25, 2007
The Game Story:
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Buckeye junior Kevin Buchanan had six assists and
seven points to lead the Ohio State men's lacrosse team to a 13-4
victory over Harvard Sunday at North Turf Field. Jeff Ryan added four
goals for the Buckeyes, who improve to 3-1 on the year. The game
opened the season for the Crimson, an NCAA tournament participant
last season. Joel Dalgarno had three points, including two scores,
Joe Benson had two goals and Ben Drake had two points on a goal and
an assist.



Ohio State led 2-0 after the first quarter. Benson (Sr.,
Baltimore/Johns Hopkins/McDonogh) scored his first of two goals at
13:05, scoring with the Buckeyes on an extra-man chance, assisted by
Dalgarno (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia/Western Reserve (Ohio).
Buchanan (Jr., Cockeysville, Md./Calvert Hall) scored unassisted at
5:38.



The Buckeyes extended their lead to 7-1 at halftime, outscoring
Harvard, 5-1, in the second quarter. The Buckeyes scored the first
five goals of the quarter. Ricky Pages (Jr., East Rockaway,
N.Y./Lynbrook) scored on a fast break at 10:19. Benson scored his
second man-up goal, assisted by Buchanan, at 6:10, followed by
Drake's (Sr., Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) goal, assisted by Doug
Ruhnke (So., Norwalk, Conn./Brien McMahon) under a minute later
(5:17). Buchanan set up James Green (Fr., Doylestown, Pa./Central
Bucks East) at 4:38. Dalgarno scored a man-up goal, assisted by Steve
McKinlay (Jr., Port Coquitlam, British Columbia/Western Reserve
(Ohio), at 2:09. Harvard got on the board and ended the Buckeye run
with a man-up goal by Carle Stenmark with six seconds remaining.



The teams combined for nine goals in the third quarter. Ryan opened
the scoring at 10:43 before Harvard responded just six seconds later,
as Liam Griff tallied. Max Motschwiller tallied for the Crimson at
9:19. The Buckeyes then went on a three-goal run, with Ryan scoring
at 8:19 and 5:22, Dalgarno scoring at 7:15 and Eric O'Brien (Sr.,
Powell, Ohio/St. Charles Prep) adding a goal at 6:55. Griff posted
his second goal of the game with 5:14 remaining and Ryan added his
fourth goal at 3:57.



The teams did not score in the fourth quarter.



Each team had 33 shots in the game. Buckeye goalie Stefan Schroder
(Jr., Kirkville, N.Y./Onodaga C.C./East Syracuse Minoa) started and
played the first 57:15, making 10 saves and allowing four goals.
Brandon Freeman (Londonderry, N.H./Bridgton Academy) closed out the
game and did not see a shot on goal.