Ohio State Set to Take on Team Canada Sunday in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio To open its 2013 schedule, Ohio State will host Team Canada in a scrimmage at 1:00 p.m. Sunday in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. The game is SOLD OUT.

About Team Canada
The game will mark the Canadian National Team's only match-up with an NCAA school in the coming months. Team Canada is comprised of players who are expected to be considered for a roster spot for the 2014 FIL World Championships. The squad beat Team USA, 11-9, in the Duel in Denver in September in a tune-up for the event, which will be played in Denver July 10-19, 2014. Team Canada has defeated Team USA in three of the last four meetings. Team Canada's roster for the game is available online HERE.

Ohio State/Canada Connections
A number of Canadians have had outstanding four-year careers at Ohio State since 2000, including Curtis Smith, Gary Bining, Jason Bloom, Steve McKinlay, Joel Dalgarno and Brock Sorensen. Canadian Logan Schuss is a senior on the squad this year, while current sophomores Reegan Comeault, Turner Evans and Jesse King were part of the Team Canada team that won the silver medal at the 2012 World Under-19 Championships.

Up Next
Ohio State will travel to Baltimore, Md., for a scrimmage vs. Johns Hopkins at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26. The team will wrap up its exhibition schedule Feb. 2 when it hosts three games in Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The Buckeyes will take on Syracuse at 11:30 a.m., followed by a game between Syracuse and Robert Morris. The tripleheader ends with Ohio State facing the Colonials at 3:30 p.m.

Individual tickets for Feb. 2, which include all three games, are $5 for adults and $3 for youth. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are $2. Contact the Group Ticket Sales staff at 614-292-0043. (Note service charges may apply.) Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster HERE, by calling Ticketmaster (800-745-3000), in person at any Ticketmaster outlet or in person at the Ohio State Ticket Office in the southeast corner of the Schottenstein Center.

Regular Season Coming Soon
Ohio State will open the regular season Feb. 9 when it takes on Detroit inside Woody Hayes Athletic Center at 1:00 p.m. After a trip to Florida for a game against Jacksonville in the Moe's Southwest Grill Classic Feb. 17, the Buckeyes will host Marquette.

Three Buckeyes Selected in MLL Collegiate Draft
In the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft last Friday night, Buckeye seniors Logan Schuss, Dominique Alexander and Kevin Mack were all selected by the Ohio Machine. Schuss was a second-round pick (No. 11 overall), with Alexander selected in the fifth round (No. 33) and Mack in the eighth (No. 57).

This is the first time three Buckeyes have been selected in one year. Schuss is the Buckeyes' second-highest draft pick, behind only first-round selection Kevin Buchanan, the No. 5 overall pick in 2008.


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