COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University women’s lacrosse team finishes its regular season with a road game at No. 25 Johns Hopkins University this weekend. The game is set for a 5 p.m. start at Homewood Field in Baltimore on Friday. The game airs live on ESPNU.
Last Time Out
The Buckeyes fell behind early against No. 2 Maryland as the Terrapins opened the game on a 3-0 run, but McKayla Conti stopped the bleeding OSU with her 24th goal of the season to make it 3-1 with 17:36 left in the opening half. Liza Hernandez followed that with a goal of her own to cut the deficit to one, 3-2, with 16:01 to play in the first, before Maryland regained control. The Terrapins rattled off seven straight goals before Hernandez ended the run. Maryland responded to the Hernandez goal with another score of its own, but a Lauren Sherry goal with 11 seconds remaining in the half cut the OSU deficit to seven, 11-4, heading into the break.
Ohio State opened the second half with a Hernandez goal, but from there it was all Maryland. The Terrapins scored nine goals in the second half to leave Columbus with a 20-5 win.
Hernandez finished with three goals, while Conti and Sherry had a goal each. Conti also scooped up a ground ball. Erika Keselmanled the team with three draw controls on the day, Lindsay Epstein had a pair of draws herself. Mackenzie Maring finished with two ground balls. Sara Dickinson added to her team leading assist total, notching her 20th helper of the season.
Buckeyes By The Numbers
• Jill Rizzo leads the NCAA with 12.07 saves-per-game, and her 169 saves rank second nationally. Additionally, she leads the Big Ten with 3.14 ground balls-per-game.
• Sara Dickinson has a team-high 39 points this season, and her 20 assists lead the team as well. She comes in at third in the Big Ten with 1.43 assists-per-game. Her 19 ground balls are tied for fifth on the team.
• Baley Parrott has been a scoring machine this season, tallying 38 points from 34 goals and four assists. Her 34 goals lead the Buckeyes, and she sits at eighth place in the Big Ten with 2.43 goals-per-game. She’s been a jack of all trades for OSU this season, scooping up 23 ground balls, good for third on the team, and coming up with 46 draw controls, second most on the team. Her 3.3 draws-per-game rank ninth in the Big Ten. She’s also tied for the team lead with 16 caused turnovers.
• McKayla Conti continues to play a huge role for the OSU offense, scoring 24 goals and notching five assists. Her 24 goals rank second on the team.
• Liza Hernandez has 21 goals in her nine appearances this year, and she’s tied for 10th in the Big Ten with 2.33 GPG. She comes in at fourth on the team with 24 points.
• Molly Wood remains a scoring and draw control master in her senior year. She’s found the back of the net 21 times, tied for third on the team, and she leads the team in draws control with 46. She’s ranked eighth in the Big Ten with 3.4 DPG.
• Shannon Rosati’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. She’s tied for the team lead with 16 caused turnovers, and ranks second on the squad with 31 ground balls. Her 2.58 ground balls-per-game rank second in the Big Ten.
About The Blue Jays
No. 25 Johns Hopkins comes into the matchup with wins over Michigan, Boston University, Loyola Maryland and UMBC. Miranda Ibello leads the team with 46 points from 21 goals and 25 assists. Her 1.79 assists-per-game rank second in the Big Ten. Maggie Schneidereith comes in at second on the team with 41 points. Her 29 goals lead the team. Goaltender Haley Crosson leads the team in ground balls with 29, and her 2.07 ground balls per game are good for fourth in the Big Ten. She ranks second in the conference with 8.57 saves-per-game, only trailing Ohio State’s own Jill Rizzo.