Feb. 22, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University women’s lacrosse team is heading down south to take on the Jacksonville University Dolphins on Friday. The game is set for a 7 p.m. start at D.B. Milne Field in Jacksonville, and can be streamed live on ESPN3.
Last Time Out
The Buckeyes used a balanced offensive effort last Friday as they cruised to victory over Detroit, 20-5. Eleven different players scored, led by Liza Hernandez’s five goals. Hernandez also scooped three ground balls and caused two turnovers. McKayla Conti scored four goals of her own and tallied an assist. Molly Wood came away with eight draw controls while scoring a goal and notching one caused turnover. Sara Dickinson finished with five points from her two goals and game high three assists. Erika Keselman rounded out the Buckeyes that scored multiple goals, hanging two on the scoreboard. Baley Parrott, Lindsay Epstein, Sage Darling, Meghan Matey, Anna Seanor and Alyssa Amorison all scored one goal each.
A smothering defensive performance led to six different players causing turnovers, led by Caroline Mackrides three caused turnovers. Hernandez and Shannon Rosati had a pair of caused turnovers each while Wood, Madison Castelein and Regina Doty all tallied one caused turnover each. Mackrides also finished with a game high five ground balls.
Hernandez Posts Career High Against Detroit
Liza Hernandez put on a show last Friday in the Woody, scoring a game high five goals as the Buckeyes cruised to a 20-5 win over Detroit. The sophomore came up with three ground balls and two caused turnovers as well. As a freshman, Hernandez was on pace for a fantastic first year before her season ended due to injury after nine games. Her previous career high of four points came against Cincinnati last February.
About The Dolphins
Jacksonville comes into Friday’s game already holding a win over a Big Ten opponent this season. The Dolphins beat Michigan in their season opener before falling to No. 15 Notre Dame last week. Ashtyn Hiron leads Jacksonville with seven points, six ground balls and five draw controls. A trio of Dolphins have four points each this season in Sarah Elms, Jenny Kinsey and Erin McGuire. Goaltender Emily Poelma is tied for the team lead with six ground balls, while Megan Prescott leads the squad with nine draw controls. This will be just the second meeting between the two schools with Ohio State winning the only previous matchup, 13-12, in 2017.