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College Crosse Elite 8 Roundup: Ohio State Beats Duke.

Down goes Duke!!

Eastern Michigan v Ohio State Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Tailgate Vision with Ryan was a lot of fun to watch this morning.

Going 'round the tailgates with an hour to gametime

Posted by College Crosse on Saturday, May 20, 2017

Ohio State vs. Duke.

Box Score: Ohio State 16 vs. Duke 11.

Ohio State Recap.

Ohio State Postgame Press Conference. (Duke comes on stage around 10:20 and Ohio State gets on the stage around 18:47.)

NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals Postgame- Duke vs Ohio State

NCAA Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals Postgame Press Conference - Duke Men's Lacrosse vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

Posted by Hofstra Pride on Saturday, May 20, 2017

College Crosse Recap.

HERE COMES OHIO STATE! The 3rd-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes (Ed. Note: From the Big Ten) defeated the unseeded but favored Duke Blue Devils (Ed. Note: From the ACC) 16-11 on a cloudy day in Long Island. I won’t lie, I was following this game very closely today. As the above Tweet indicates, I had a lot riding on the winner of this game. Thank god for BOSS Myers and his lads, though, as they saved me a lot of potential grief by dropping the Blue Devils today. It was OSU’s 15th win on the season, which ties the program record for wins in one season.

Things were close early, as OSU only led 2-1 after one quarter of action. OSU really got cooking in the 2nd quarter, though, as the Buckeyes pumped in 7 goals in the quarter to grab control of the game, and take a 9-4 lead into halftime. The third quarter was more of the same as Ohio State outscored Duke 4-1 to extend their lead to 13-5 at the end of 3 quarters. Duke kind of tried to make a comeback happen in 4th quarter, as they scored 6 goals in the final stanza, but by then it was too late, as the lead was too big to overcome. Ohio State scored three 4th quarter goals of their own for the final 16-11 score.

Duke’s Jack Bruckner & Justin Guterding led the Blue Devils in scoring with 4 points each (Bruckner 3 Gs & 1 A & Guterding 2 Gs & 2 As). Tough day in goal for Danny Fowler as he allowed in all 16 of OSU’s goals and only made 7 saves on the afternoon.

OSU’s Eric Fannell was on-point this afternoon, as he finished with 5 goals, 2 assists, and 7 total points, to lead OSU in scoring this afternoon. Fannell scored 2 goals in both the 2nd and 3rd quarter to help power OSU’s mid-game run. Senior goaltender Tom Carey also had a great game for OSU, as he stopped 14 Duke shots on the afternoon, and limited the Blue Devils offense to only 1 goal in both the 1st & 3rd quarter. Four other OSU players (Jack Jasinski, Johnny Pearson, JT Blubaugh, & Lukas Buckley) scored 2 goals a piece. Additionally, Ohio State’s Jake Withers was strong at the face-off again with 17 wins out of 28 tries on the day.

The win sends the Buckeyes to the Final Four for the first time in program history. OSU will face the winner of tomorrow’s Towson vs. Syracuse game in Delaware.