Ohio State was named the No.3 seed in the NCAA national lacrosse tournament last night, and for the first time in history will play host to a tournament game, welcoming Towson to Ohio Stadium at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
“It’s not only special to our men in the program and certainly the university, but also to our alumni and the fans of lacrosse,” OSU coach Nick Myers said after the 16-team field was revealed. “This is something that’s kind of groundbreaking, in that we’ve never hosted an NCAA Tournament game, and we have a chance to play in front of our home crowd in the greatest stadium in the country.”
The Buckeyes (12-3), making their fourth appearance in the field, gained the spot in part because they played one of the tougher schedules in the country.
The Ohio State-Towson (10-7) winner will play the winner of No. 6 seed Maryland and Cornell the next weekend in a quarterfinal game in College Park, Md.
Syracuse is the No. 1 seed, while Notre Dame is No. 2 and Denver No. 4.
• A two-run single by Aaron Gretz in the top of the ninth gave Ohio State a 5-3 win over Northwestern (20-19, 8-12) in a Big Ten baseball game in Evanston, Ill.
Kirby Pellant, Patrick Porter and Jacob Bosiokovic had two hits each for the Buckeyes (31-14, 13-7).