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Greyhounds can’t break OSU’s goalie in NCAAs

Loyola doubled Ohio State’s shots, 44-22, but were limited to only four goals as they suffered a first round defeat in the NCAA Tournament.

The result a team gets is only the one they earned, but not always the one they deserved. The Loyola Greyhounds men’s lacrosse team executed their game plan well against third-seeded Ohio State in the Horseshoe in Columbus, Ohio, but were unable to beat the brick wall the Buckeyes had in the cage as they suffered a 7-4 loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Loyola caught Ohio State in transition quite a few times as they could regularly send their entire rope team down on the offensive end while the Buckeyes were subbing their defensive midfielders on. Loyola had the number’s advantage more than just a few times by doing this, but Tom Carey regularly came up with the big save to shut their efforts down.

Carey made 12 saves in the game. He was the neutralizer against a Loyola offense that doubled the Buckeye’s shots, 44-22 and had less than half as many turnovers at 19-8. Loyola also held a 24-23 ground ball advantage in the game and were a perfect 18-for-18 on clears, but simply could not beat Big Ten First Team All-Conference selection.

Loyola was shutout in the first quarter as the Buckeyes scored the only two goals of the period. Star Buckeyes freshman Tre Leclaire scored his first of three goals at 8:09 to put Ohio State on the board. Then, Colin Chell scored off a goal by Logan Maccani to give the Buckeyes a 2-0 lead.

Romar Dennis finally put the Greyhounds on the board in the fourth minutes of the second quarter with an unassisted goal and Loyola ended up scoring two of the three goals scored in the period with Jared Mintzlaff netting the other, but Carey prevented the Greyhounds from ever getting ahead as he made six saves in the period.

Ohio State held onto a 3-2 lead at halftime and extended it with a goal by Eric Fannell just two and a half minutes into the third quarter. Leclaire scored two more times as well, both in response to goals scored by Loyola.

Tewaaraton award finalists Pat Spencer was limited to just one point on one goal in the game while Zack Sirico had the other score for Loyola. And that was it. Loyola did not score after Sirico netted his goal with 8:48 left in the third quarter. Carey made three more saves in the fourth quarter while Jack Jasinski added one final goal with nine seconds remaining in the game.

Loyola was held without an extra-man opportunity in the game. Foster Huggins led them with five ground balls while Jay Drapeau and Jack Carrigan each had four. Carrigan and Ryder Harkins both had three caused turnovers in the game. Graham Savio went 7-for-15 from the faceoff X.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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