The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team huddles together during a timeout during the game between Ohio State and Cleveland State on February 12. Ohio State won 17-9. Credit: Zachary Rilley | For the lantern

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team clinched a berth at the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, expecting to face No. 7 Cornell.

The Buckeyes (10-5, 3-2 Big Ten) were the last team to receive a general offer to keep their season hopes alive.

“We are thrilled to be able to extend our season and play in the NCAA Tournament,” said head coach Nick Myers. stated in a press release. “To be in this position is a huge credit to the leadership of this team. They have guided us through a very difficult schedule and the gauntlet that is the Big Ten. Having the reward of playing next weekend is important and we We will immediately get to work to tackle the task ahead of us.

Ohio State set a school record this season for most regular-season goals per game and is 28 goals away from tying the single-season record for goals scored.

It’s the fourth time under Myers’ tenure that the Buckeyes have advanced to the playoffs and their first since 2017 when they reached the national championship game.

Cornell (11-4, 4-2 Ivy League) won a share of the Ivy League regular season title and lost to Yale in the semifinals of the Ivy League tournament on Friday. The big red beat Ohio State 14-11 March 5 despite the Buckeyes taking a 3-0 lead to start the game.

The match will be played in Ithaca, New York at Schoellkopf Field on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPNU. The winner will advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals.