After a decisive victory on the road against Cleveland State, the No. 8 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team looks to continue its success in its home opener against No. 19 Boston University at noon Saturday.
The Buckeyes defeated the Vikings 13-6 in their season opener Saturday with seven players recording goals.
The players were content with the result of the match against the Vikings, but recognized the team still has room to grow before playing in front of a home crowd Saturday.
“There’s just lots of early-season mistakes and lots to be cleaned up,” senior midfielder Bo Lori said. “We always want to improve those fundamentals and focus on those week-to-week and I think we’ll be alright.”
Senior midfielder Trevor Hodgins echoed this sentiment, saying the game against Cleveland State was a good opportunity to iron out some kinks and get the young players experience playing in a collegiate game.
“They’re making some good contributions and we’re excited to see what they can do this Saturday for us,” he said.
Both Lori and Hodgins noted that while Ohio State will face its first ranked opponent of the season, players are more excited than nervous.
Hodgins said facing a ranked team like Boston so early in the season will add some pressure to the team, but added he feels confident his team can win the game if the it plays the way he believes they can.
The Terriers are going into Saturday’s game with a 12-11 overtime win against No. 24 Providence, and will face off against the Buckeyes at noon in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.