Umbc vs. Ohio State
March 5, 2005
The Game Story:
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Freshman Kevin Buchanan's goal in double overtime
lifted the Ohio State men's lacrosse team to a 10-9 victory over UMBC
Saturday at Homewood Field on the Johns Hopkins campus in Baltimore,
Md.



The Buckeyes improve to 1-2 on the year (0-0 GWLL), while the
Retrievers drop to 0-2 (0-0 America East). The game, which aired live
on WMAR TV 2 in Baltimore, will be shown at 1 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU.



Kyle Olson (Sr., Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington) scored two
unassisted goals in the first four minutes (at 13:01 and 11:06) to
stake the Buckeyes to a two-goal lead. The Retrievers responded with
three-consecutive goals (two by Brendan Mundorf and Brian Johnson) to
end the first half with a 3-2 lead.



Olson completed his hat trick with a goal at 12:57 of the second
quarter to tie the game at 3-all. Mundorf responded with his third
goal of the game just over three minutes later to regain the UMBC
lead, and then UMBC's Andy Gallagher scored a man-up goal (assisted
by Mundorf) at 7:06 to give UMBC a two-goal lead (5-3). Buckeye Gary
Bining (Jr., Delta, British Columbia/Delta Secondary), assisted by
Jason Bloom (Jr., Coquitlam, British Columbia/Centennial), scored a
man-up goal of his own with 1:08 remaining in the half to send the
Buckeyes into halftime down a goal, 5-4.



UMBC scored its second man-up goal of the game at 12:24 of the third
to push the Retrievers up by a goal, but Buckeye Ben Wolff scored
just 24 seconds later, assisted by Andrew Bender (Jr., Wooster,
Ohio/Wooster), to again cut the lead to one. Ohio State retied the
game at 6-all when Justin Doran (Jr., Melville, N.Y./Half Hollow
Hills East) scored with 3:46 remaining, but Retriever Joe Cahill
scored 44 seconds later to put UMBC ahead at the end of the third
(7-6).



The Buckeyes rallied with the first three goals of the fourth quarter
to tie the game and take the lead. Buchanan (Fr., Cockeysville,
Md./Calvert Hall) scored 52 seconds into the quarter, assisted by
Doran. Bender tallied at 7:23, with Josh Wittenberg (Jr., Hudson,
Ohio/Hudson) assisting, followed by a Tom Randisi (Sr., Towson,
Md./Calvert Hall) goal at 5:46. UMBC tied the game to force overtime
with two goals 42 seconds apart, at 2:52 and 2:10.



Neither team was able to capitalize in the first overtime period. In
the second, Olson's shot was saved, but the rebound was picked up by
Doran. He found Buchanan, who beat the Retriever goalie from 8 yards
away for the gamewinner with 1:54 left in the second overtime period.


Ohio State outshot the Retrievers in the game, 42-27. Buckeye
redshirt freshman Mike Rimmer (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills
East), in his first career start, made eight saves in 66:06. UMBC
goalie Kevin Cepelak had 12 saves in the loss.



Buckeye Eric O'Brien (So., Powell, Ohio/St. Charles Prep) took all 24
draws for OSU, winning 16. He had a team-best nine groundballs in the
game.



Olson had a team-best three goals in the game, while Doran had a
career-high two assists and three points. Bender (1-1) and Buchanan
(2-0) each had two points. For the Retrievers, Mundorf had a
game-best three assists and six points.

This is the second-consecutive year the game between the Buckeyes and
Retrivers went to double overtime. UMBC won last season, 8-7. The
first meeting between the teams was a 14-13 UMBC win in triple
overtime March 28, 1992. OSU trails the all-time series with UMBC,
2-3.



The Buckeyes will play their next two games at home. They open the
homestand with a game against Hobart at noon March 12, followed by a
matchup with Quinnipiac at noon March 19. Both games are scheduled to
be played at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.