Men’s Lacrosse: No. 9 Ohio Condition tries to maintain momentum against Hofstra

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Ohio Condition then-sophomore attack Tre Leclaire calls plays to his team throughout the first 1 / 2 of Ohio Condition&#8217s 8-5 victory against Michigan on April 13, 2018. Credit: Edward Sutelan Editor in Chief?

No. 9 Ohio Condition men’s lacrosse team will visit Hampstead, New You are able to to experience Hofstra on Saturday at noon. Ohio Condition is available in among three teams undefeated within the Inside Lacrosse Top 25, while Hofstra, often a powerhouse, poses a danger like a potential underdog team.

Ohio Condition (5-) attempts to return to Columbus in a few days following back-to-back road games. The Buckeyes are coming off a 13-9 win against Marquette and opting for its third-straight road win against Hofstra.

“Two several weeks in to the season, it’s real simple to get complacent, it’s very easy to obtain with that autopilot feeling, but we challenge one another like a coaching staff, and it is exactly the same for the captains,” Ohio Condition mind coach Nick Myers stated.

Myers stated they is wishing to stay consistent continuing to move forward through the season.

Ohio Condition is presently No. 9 within the Inside Lacrosse poll, using the only other two unbeaten teams, Towson and Cornell, rated No. 1 and a pair of, correspondingly.

Hofstra (2-3) is available in on the three-game losing streak.after beginning the growing season with two straight wins, suffering its worst loss a week ago against Georgetown College, losing 14-6.

“They really are a team at this time which are two goals from as being a 4-1 team, they’ve experienced tough battles. Gifted, perfectly coached, gritty so we probably have we’ll obtain best stuff on Saturday,” Myers stated.

The Pride has junior attacker Ryan Tierney, that has scored 14 goals in the five games this year. Tierney leads they in goals and points, with 16, and it is coming off a hat trick earlier this week.

Sophomore midfielder Justin Inacio won Big Ten honors now, being named Big Ten Specialist each week for that second-straight week after his strong performance in faceoffs. Inacio won 18-of-25 faceoffs against Marquette, enhancing the Buckeyes win the sport 13-9.

“I prefer to highlight that whole faceoff unit, Christian Feliziani, Carter Kisler, Anthony Ameo, this option have labored for several weeks like a unit,” Myers stated.

Inacio has dominated the faceoff play this year, winning 63.9 % of his faceoffs and it has selected up 54 ground balls this season, leading the large Ten in ground balls around the season.

“When you’ve got a guy that’s getting success like this on game day, you gotta look within the workweek,” Myers stated.

Hofstra’s faceoff specialist is sophomore midfielder John Herber. Herber has won 53.4 % of his faceoffs, whilst obtaining 20 ground balls, a group high this year.

“When you appear at Hofstra, their goalkeeper and faceoff play, they&#8217re both 50 plus percent at this time, among the first opponents which are 50 plus percent both in areas” Myers stated. ?“We’re going to possess a great challenge, and we’re going to rely on Justin which unit.”

The Buckeyes offense could be the answer to a victory, because they have scored a minimum of 11 goals in each and every game and average 13.8 goals per game, while Hofstra is originating off a loss of revenue which saw the Pride only tallied six goals. However, Hofstra enables 9.6 goals per game, so its defense is a consistent piece on their behalf this year.

“They have fun with a nick on their own shoulder,” junior defense Shaun Henrick stated. “I think they’re a cold and hot team, and when you allow them to try to escape by using it, they’ll.”

Ohio Condition assumes Hofstra at James M. Shuart Stadium at noon Saturday.

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