Falcons Fall to Ohio State in Home Finale
April 20, 2007
USAFA, Colo. - Playing in its last home game of the season, the Air Force lacrosse team was unable to get the victory, falling to Ohio State, 10-6, Friday afternoon at Cadet Lacrosse Stadium. The Falcons drop to 2-8 on the season, 1-3 in the Great Western Lacrosse League, while the Buckeyes improve to 7-4 overall, 3-0 in the GWLL.
The Buckeyes, who won 16-of-19 faceoffs in the game, got on the board quickly, scoring just 32 seconds into the opening period. Ohio State led 3-0 before an unassisted score by Air Force senior Justin Kuchta (Ridgefield, Conn.) put the Falcons on the board with 10:41 remaining in the second quarter. Two minutes later, junior Kevin Crumrine (Edgewater, Md.) brought the Falcons back within one point with man-up goal, but the Buckeyes closed out the half with two unanswered scores to take a 5-2 lead at the break.
Ohio State started the third period with three unanswered goals to jump ahead 8-2, while the Falcons got back on the board with a goal from senior captain Will Meister (Denver, Colo.) with three minutes remaining in the period.
The Buckeyes again scored quickly to start the final period, getting a goal just as an Air Force penalty expired. Nearly seven minutes went by before Crumrine put the Falcons back on the scoreboard, but an Ohio State goal at the 6:37 mark put the Buckeyes on top by six once more. However, Air Force scored two goals in the last minute and a half to bring the final tally to 10-6.
Crumrine led the Falcons with three goals in the contest, while Kuchta, Meister and Griffin Nevitt (So., Charlotte, N.C.) added one score each. Meanwhile, senior Conrad Lochocki (Chalfont, Pa.) added two assists for Air Force. For the Buckeyes, Kevin Buchanan had two goals and an assist, wile Joel Dalgarno and James Green each tallied one goal and two assists.
The Falcons wrap up their GWLL slate next Saturday, April 28, when they visit in-state rival Denver. The game, slated to begin at 7:30 p.m., will be televised live by FSN Rocky Mountain.
Ohio State 10, Air Force 6