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Latham's Goal in Second Overtime Gives Men's Lacrosse 12-11 Victory at Ohio State
Latham scored a career-high three goals in the game, but Retriever junior attackman Ryan Smith posted a six-point game with three goals and three assists.
The 13th-ranked Retrievers have won three straight and four of the last five games. Both teams are now 4-3. UMBC leads the series, 5-2, but four of those victories have occurred in overtime.
UMBC just came off an 8-7 triple overtime victory over sixth-ranked
UMBC trailed in the game 9-6 late in the third quarter, but Latham scored on a feed by Smith with 12 seconds to play in the quarter to bring the Retrievers within two goals. That score started a 4-0 Retriever surge which culminated in a Kyle Wimer goal which gave UMBC a 10-9 advantage with 3:17 remaining in regulation.
But the Bucks evened the scored nine seconds later, but Smith restored the UMBC advantage with an unassisted goal at the 2:34 mark. But OSU won the ensuing face-off and Kevin Buchanan sent the contest to overtime with 1:47 remaining.
OSU outshot UMBC, 3-0 in the first overtime, but could not get the game-winner. The Buckeyes failed to clear the ball in the second overtime and Retriever sophomore Chris Jones fed Latham for the game-winning score.
Wimer, senior midfielder Terry Kimener and junior midfielder Alex Hopmann each scored two goals for the Retrievers. OSU’s Buchanan led all goal scorers with four.
The Retrievers open conference play next Saturday, March 29 when they host Stony Brook.