April 13, 2013

Ohio State Beats Michigan to Win Creator's Trophy

from press release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The No. 13-ranked Ohio State men's lacrosse team claimed the 2013 Creator's Trophy after downing Michigan, 17-8, Saturday in Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. The annual trophy goes to the team with wins against the other Big Ten Conference schools that sponsor men's lacrosse. Ohio State downed Penn State, 10-9 in overtime, March 2 and then clinched the trophy with the win over the Wolverines. Ohio State improves to 8-3 on the season and is now 3-2 in the ECAC after the league victory over Michigan (0-12, 0-6 ECAC).

"It was a good team win," Nick Myers, Ohio State head coach, said. "We were able to check off one of our team goals, which was to bring the Creator's Trophy home to Columbus. The men realize the next goal is to qualify for the ECAC tournament. That starts with our preparation for a tough game at Air Force next Saturday."

In the victory, senior Logan Schuss had five goals, a career-high five assists and a career-high tying 10 points and became the all-time leading goal scorer in Ohio State history. Entering the game two goals back of Joel Dalgarno, who scored 126 from 2006-09, Schuss scored twice in the first six minutes of the game to tie the record and then broke the mark with 54 seconds left in the opening stanza. Schuss now has 129 goals as a Buckeye, along with 82 assists and 211 points. He has a team-best 27 goals, 19 assists and 46 points this season and has extended his scoring streak to 56 games.

"I am proud of the way Logan stepped up today," Myers said. "Becoming the Ohio State lacrosse all-time leading goal scorer is a special achievement and one I know he is excited about sharing with his teammates."

In the win, sophomore Turner Evans had a career-best four goals, while classmate Jesse King had two goals and three assists for five points and freshman Carter Brown netted a hat trick. Junior goalie Scott Spencer had 10 saves in the Buckeye cage. The Buckeyes won 22-of-28 faceoffs, led by senior Trey Wilkes who won 13-of-18 and had a team-high six groundballs.

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