April 12, 2014
Site: Columbus, Ohio (Ohio Stadium)
Event: Showdown at the Shoe
Score: Ohio State 15, Michigan 6
Records: U-M (4-9, 1-3 ECAC), OSU (5-6, 2-0 ECAC)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, April 19 -- vs. Yale (Michigan Stadium), 4 p.m. ET
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team was tied 6-6 at the end of the first half with the homestanding Ohio State Buckeyes, but was held scoreless in the second half, falling 15-6 at the annual Showdown at the Shoe on Saturday (April 12) in Ohio Stadium.
Freshman Ian King (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) put Michigan on the board with his 25th goal of the season at 8:40 in the first quarter off a pass from junior attackman Mike Francia (Wilton, Conn./Wilton). U-M led 3-2 at the end of the quarter, thanks to a pair of goals scored by redshirt sophomore David Joseph (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius).
Michigan extended its lead to three at the 12:44 mark of the second quarter when sophomore Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) and freshman Mikie Schlosser (Davis, Calif./Davis) added one goal each. The Buckeyes went on to score four of the next five goals to close the half, tying the game 6-6.
U-M started slowly in the second half as OSU built a lead that eventually swelled to nine points in the game's final minutes. Buckeye junior midfielder Jesse King led all scorers with six points (5g, 1a), while sophomore attackman Ryan Hunter netted four goals.
Freshman Robbie Zonino (Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga) finished with a season-high 15 saves, including seven in the first half.
With ECAC action concluded, U-M will now focus its efforts on the non-conference schedule, hosting Ivy League opponent Yale next Saturday (April 19) at 4 p.m. inside Michigan Stadium. The matchup will be preceded by the U-M women's lacrosse game, which starts at 1 p.m.
N O T E S
David Joseph has scored five goals in the last two contests, adding two goals today .
Michigan wore maize cleats for the first time in program history .
U-M lead 3-2 at the end of the first quarter, marking the first time the Wolverines lead at the end of the first since the win over Bellarmine on March 15.
The scoreless second half was a season low for Michigan. The previous low was a three-goal second half vs. Maryland on March 18.
The last time U-M had a three-goal lead and lost was against Bellarmine on Feb. 16, 2013.
Contact: Scott Kemps