Paras Scores Four in Battle at the Big House Loss to No. 13 OSU
Thomas Paras

April 13, 2013

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Event: Battle at the Big House
Score: #13 Ohio State 17, Michigan 8
Records: U-M (0-12, 0-6 ECAC), Ohio State (8-3, 3-2 ECAC)
Attendance: 1,272
Next U-M Event: Wednesday, April 17 -- vs. Detroit (Michigan Stadium), 7 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's lacrosse team fell to the No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes, 17-8, Saturday (April 13) at Michigan Stadium in the second Battle at the Big House, which followed the U-M Spring Football Game. Senior Thomas Paras (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius) scored four goals and added one assist, while freshman Kyle Jackson (Sarnia, Ontario/The Hill Academy) added two goals for the Wolverines.

Michigan came out firing, scoring the first goal and holding leads of 1-0 and 2-1 early in the first quarter. Paras' first goal found the back of the net at the 12:30 mark, assisted by freshman Mike Hernandez (Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont). After an Ohio State goal, Jackson's outside snipe gave the Wolverines a 2-1 lead, assisted by sophomore Will Meter (Beverly Hills, Mich./Brother Rice).

Ohio State quickly went on a run, adding four straight goals in the first and second quarters, before Hernandez cut the Wolverine deficit to 5-3 with an unassisted goal. The Buckeyes then responded with three more goals to lead 8-3 at the half.

Jackson and Paras each notched their second goals of the game in the third, but Ohio State outscored Michigan, 6-2, in the quarter to put the game out of reach. Each team scored three goals in the fourth quarter.

The Wolverines struggled in the faceoff circle, winning only 6-of-28 draws against the Buckeyes. The faceoffs led to Ohio State's 41-30 advantage in total shots and 27-18 advantage in shots on goal. Michigan was also on the wrong end of total groundballs, winning 21 groundballs to Ohio State's 31.

Freshman goalie Gerald Logan (Wading River, N.Y./Hotchkiss School) made 10 saves in the contest, while Paras and Jackson led the Maize and Blue with seven and six shots, respectively. Jackson's two goals give him a team-high 15 goals on the season. Paras's goal barrage give him 10 on the season, good for third on the team.

The Wolverines return to action with their first midweek contest of the season on Wednesday (April 17), as U-M takes on the Detroit Titans in what will be the second night NCAA contest in Michigan Stadium history. The contest is slated for a 7 p.m. start.

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