Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament Central

May 3, 2017

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The 2017 Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament will be held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, May 4 and Saturday, May 6.

Tournament Central (OhioStateBuckeyes.com)
Big Ten Tournament Release
Johns Hopkins Tournament Notes
Maryland Tournament Notes
Ohio State Tournament Notes
Penn State Tournament Notes

OHIO STATE DEFEATS JOHNS HOPKINS, ADVANCES TO TITLE GAME TO FACE TOP-SEEDED MARYLAND

Host Ohio State advanced to its second Big Ten Tournament Championship game after posting a 15-13 win over Johns Hopkins in the second semifinal of the Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

The Buckeyes jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, and extended their advantage to 9-3 with less than four minutes remaining in the opening half. Johns Hopkins scored two goals in the final 2:48 of the half to trim the deficit to 10-5 heading into the locker room at halftime.

Eric Fannell's goal at the 9:51 mark of the third quarter gave the Buckeyes a 12-6 lead. But the Blue Jays answered with four straight goals, pulling within 12-10 after a goal by Robert Kuhn with 13:52 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Buckeyes responded with two straight tallies, and Johns Hopkins could draw no closer until pulling within two goals with less than 90 seconds left.

Big Ten Freshman of the Year Tre Leclaire scored a game-high six goals to lead the Buckeye offense, while goalie Tom Carey tallied 13 saves. Johns Hopkins was led by Shack Stanwick, who recorded five points, including four goals.



MARYLAND TOPS PENN STATE TO ADVANCE TO SECOND STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME


Top-seeded Maryland jumped out to a 5-1 lead, and held off a second-half rally to defeat No. 4 Penn State, 8-6, in the first semifinal of the Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament on Thursday. Maryland advanced to Saturday's championship game, where the Terrapins will take on the Johns Hopkins-Ohio State winner.

Connor Kelly was the offensive catalyst for the Terps, scoring the final four goals and adding an assist. After the Nittany Lions pulled within 5-4 in the 11th minute of the third quarter, Kelly gave the Terps a two-goal lead that they would not relinquish at the 8:53 mark of the stanza. Penn State was led by Kevin Hill and Mac O'Keefe, who both scored two goals.

Maryland goalie Dan Morris, the reigning Big Ten Specialist of the Week, recorded 16 saves in the cage.

The Terrapins advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the second straight season.