COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State will play host to Stanford and Canisius Saturday and Monday, respectively, with the two opponents facing each other Sunday. The Buckeyes and Cardinal meet at 1 p.m. Saturday on the indoor turf field in Woody Hayes Athletic Center, before welcoming the Golden Griffs to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadiumat 1 p.m. Monday. Stanford and Canisius are scheduled to play on The Jesse field at noon Sunday in a neutral site contest. The Scarlet and Gray is 2-2 on the season after winning back-to-back contests vs. American and St. Bonaventure.
If you cannot make it to JOMS, watch the game live online through BuckeyeVision on OhioStateBuckeyes.com (subscription rates apply) or follow live stats, linked from the front page or the women’s lacrosse schedule page of OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
TRAFFIC & PARKING
Because of heavy traffic from multiple events around the stadium, fans attending the women’s lacrosse game Saturday (and Canisius vs. Stanford Sunday), should park in the Biggs Lot (located between the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium) and should access that lot from the intersection at Olentangy River Road and Irving Schottenstein Drive.
LAST TIME OUT
In its first home contest of the season, the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team defeated St. Bonaventure 19-4 Sunday on the indoor turf field at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. With the win, the Buckeyes improved to 2-2 on the young season, while the Bonnies fell to 1-1. Eight Buckeyes would score in all, led by senior Brittney Zerhusen who nabbed five goals and Gabby Capuzzi and Alayna Markwordt who notched three apiece. Adding four assists, Markwordt would lead the Buckeyes in points with seven. Competitive in the circle, the Buckeyes held a 15-10 advantage in draw controls. The Buckeyes also finished ahead in shots, 32-17, and in the ground ball race, 16-13.
Alayna Markwordt is off to a stellar start to her junior season, leading the team and holding onto second in the American Lacrosse Conference in scoring with 20 points off 11 goals and nine assists. Brittney Zerhusen is second to her in all categories, tallying 10 goals and four assists for 14 points. Gabby Capuzzi has dominated play in the center circle with 17 draw controls to her credit, good for second in the league, while Kirsten Donahue and rookie Tayler Kuzma hold the team lead in caused turnovers with five apiece.
Alayna Markwordt and Brittney Zerhusen both brought lengthy scoring streaks into the 2011 season, which they have continued through the first four contests of the year. Markwordt is out front with 35-consecutive games tallying at least one point, while Zerhusen stands at 21 games
A LOOK AHEAD
After the Buckeyes wrap up the long weekend in Columbus, they head out to South Bend, Ind., to face Notre Dame at 4 p.m. Thursday. The Fighting Irish are 2-2 on the year with wins at California and at Duquesne and losses at Stanford and vs. Northwestern. Notre Dame does not take the field this weekend. The Buckeyes will take the week beginning March 13 off as they prepare for finals, but will return to the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium field at 1 p.m. March 20 against California
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