Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/15/15
The University of Delaware scored two first quarter goals, but offense was hard to come by after that and the Blue Hens dropped a 10-3 men’s lacrosse decision at Ohio State Sunday afternoon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Delaware (1-2), coming off a thrilling 12-11 comeback victory over Bucknell last Saturday, could not continue the momentum against the Buckeyes in a rare indoor game.
The Hens took a 2-1 lead into the second quarter, but Ohio State (2-1) answered with five second quarter goals and never looked back. Delaware managed just one goal over the final 45 minutes of action.
“I thought our team played extremely hard but needed to execute better especially in transition,” said Delaware head coach Bob Shillinglaw. “We struggled at the face off x today and that gave a good team too many additional opportunities on offense. Ohio State did a great job in between the lines on groundballs and got the ball to their top players, especially Jesse King, who did an excellent job of finishing today. We will learn from today and the team’s attitude is ‘lets keep working hard to get better.'”
Ohio State, which was earning votes in the USILA Top 20 poll, got five goals from Jesse King and two more from Colin Chell. King victimized the Hens for the second straight year after posting a goal and seven assists in the Buckeyes’ 15-9 win last year at Delaware Stadium.
After OSU started the scoring on a goal by King 3:23 into the game, Delaware answered with consecutive unassisted goals by Brian Kormondy, the second which gave the Hens a 2-1 lead heading into the second stanza.
But King scored four goals in the second period, including three straight in the first nine minutes of the stanza, as Ohio State took control, eventually taking a 6-2 lead into halftime.
Delaware’s Jackson Finigan got the Hens on the board again just over two minutes into the third quarter to cut the lead to 6-3, but Ohio State responded again, this time with two more goals in the period and two more in the final frame.
Duke 16, Mercer 6
Tanner Scott (Conestoga) had a goal, an assist and two groundballs while Greg Pelton (Malvern Prep) had two groundballs and Jamie Ikeda (Conestoga) had one groundball and
Syracuse 14, Cornell 6
Transfer Bradlee Lord (Conestoga) had a goal and two groundballs as a starter for Cornell.