Bellarmine vs. Ohio State
March 23, 2013
The Game Story:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Bellarmine University Knights lacrosse team fell on Saturday to the No. 8 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 7-9.

The first quarter was a back and forth affair with the teams trading goals until the 6:52 mark when Carter Brown scored to give the Buckeyes a 3-2 lead.

It was Ohio State, and Brown, who struck first in the second quarter to put OSU ahead 4-2. However after back-to-back goals from Karsen Leung and Cameron Gardner the Knights were able to move into a brief tie with the Bucks.

With :04 seconds to play in the first half Ohio State possessed the ball in the own offensive box and were able to draw up a goal-scoring play with limited time. The Buckeyes ran Schuss and Jesse King towards the midfield while a wide open Turner Evans received the ball on the crease and snuck it in past Dillon Ward to give OSU a 5-4 halftime lead.

After the half it was the Knights and Brogan Hill tallying a goal to tie the game again at 5-5. Unfortunately, OSU found their rhythm in the third quarter and took the lead with two unanswered goals.

In the fourth quarter the Knights were able to score twice, however the goals were bookended by a pair of Ohio State goals to make the final margin two at 7-9.

For the Knights it was Michael Ward making a strong impact on the offensive end. Ward tallied two goals and an assist to lead the Knights in points scored. Lance Robinson and Karsen Leung also scored a goal and dished out an assist each.

Ohio State's Tewaaraton candidate Logan Schuss had a big game for the Bucks scoring four goals and adding on one helper for a five point evening. The Bucks' outstanding freshman Carter Brown also played well ending up with two goals and an assist.

The Buckeyes were victorious thanks to their ability to control the tempo of the game by winning 12-19 faceoffs and winning the groundball battle 25-15. The Bucks also cleared the ball a perfect 22-22 on the game.

The Knights will take the field again on Mar. 30 at Fairfield University with faceoff coming at noon.

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