Men’s Lacrosse: No. 5 Ohio Condition faces No. 11 Notre Dame in first rated matchup

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Then-sophomore attackman Jack Jasinski heads for that goal within the 4th quarter throughout the first round from the NCAA tournament against Loyola Maryland on May 14, 2017. Credit: Sheridan Hendrix Former Oller Reporter

The Ohio Condition men?ˉs lacrosse team will face its greatest test of year up to now if this travels to defend myself against No. 11 Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday.

Despite to be the only undefeated team left in Division I, the Buckeyes (6-) haven’t yet face a rated opponent this year, and also the Fighting Irish (4-2) would be the first.

?°To beat a group like Notre Dame, you?ˉre going to need to be pretty buttoned in nearly every area, so that?ˉs where our focus continues to be,?± Ohio Condition mind coach Nick Myers stated.

No. 5 Buckeyes enter into the sport with a few rest after their game scheduled against Denver last Saturday was canceled because of climate conditions.

Myers stated he was disappointed in the inability to play, but stated they used its break to get together together.

Although not playing a game title since March 9 could end up being pricey for that Buckeyes.

?°Having two days off presents some positives but additionally so some challenges,?± Myers stated. ?°There?ˉs a rhythm that you simply lose.?±

Notre Dame returned to the winning ways against Michigan on Tuesday, winning the competition 12-9 from the heels of senior Brendan Gleason?ˉs two goals as well as an assist.

The Fighting Irish also provide two rated wins against No. 4 Maryland with no. 13 Denver.

The matchup backward and forward teams look much the same in writing. Ohio Condition and Notre Dame possess a nearly identical scoring defense, using the Buckeye rated twelfth and Notre Dame rated 13th.

To Myers, the X play is going to be essential to the general success of Ohio Condition.

Ohio State?ˉs sophomore midfielder Justin Inacio continues to be dominant this year within the faceoff circle having a 63.6 win percentage. Inacio has additionally been massive on the floor game, ranking No. 5 in ground balls, recording 10.17 per game.

Ohio Condition junior midfielder Christian Feliziani helps a great deal using the faceoff unit, not just together with his on-field performance, but through his leadership.

?°Because of the injuries, I couldn?ˉt perform a lot within the fall physically, and so i attempted to make use of my voice and just what I possibly could in the sidelines,?± Feliziani stated. ?°I want to say I had been an instructor type of.?±

Notre Dame ?junior faceoff specialist Charles Leonard selected up a job-high 16 ground balls a week ago against Michigan, and it was also dominant within the faceoff play, winning a remarkable 20-of-24 faceoffs.

Saturday would be the 44th matchup between your teams, with Notre Dame leading the series 34-9.

No. 5 Ohio Condition will require on No. 11 Notre Dame on the highway at 1 p.m Saturday.

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