Ohio State men's lacrosse falls to Rutgers in Big Ten semifinal

Staff reports

The 12th-ranked Ohio State men’s lacrosse team was defeated by Rutgers 12-10 in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.

Rutgers (13-2) will face Maryland in the championship game at 8 p.m. Satuday.

Ohio State's Skylar Wahlund had 21 saves, a Big Ten tournament record. His 21 stops are the most in a game by a Buckeye since Tony Lignelli saved 24 shots vs. Denison in 1996.

OSU's Jackson Reid scored five goals for the third straight game and has 22 in his past five games. Jack Myers had two goals and three assists to give him 80 points on the season. That’s tied with Terry Gilmore (1979) and Brian Driscoll (1966) for second most in single-season history.

“Credit to Rutgers tonight for making the plays that they had to in the second half,” said Ohio State coach Nick Myers. “Very proud of our effort. Skylar was outstanding in goal. He’s been playing like that for several weeks now and we saw it again tonight. This team is worthy of having the chance to play more lacrosse and we certainly hope to get that opportunity Sunday night.”

The NCAA Tournament selection show airs at 9 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU.