COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kelly Haggerty and Alayna Markwordt each scored four goals as the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team rolled over American 16-7 Saturday afternoon on the indoor turf field at Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The Buckeyes are now 1-1 on the season, while the Eagles fall to 0-2.
Five other Buckeyes found the back of the net, including Maghan Beaudrault (2), who also led the charge defensively with a game-high four caused turnovers. Junior goalie Annie Carruthers made seven saves in 47 minutes of action before giving way to freshman stopper Megan Fiorito who made one down the stretch.
Ohio State jumped out to a 4-0 lead over the opening 15:55 of the first half before American put its first on the board at 12:54. This spurred an 8-0 run by the Buckeyes over the remainder of the half and into the second period to stretch the score to 12-1 with 26:57 to go in the game. Six different players scored in the spree with two each coming from Markwordt and co-captain Rachael Cornicello.
The teams swapped scores through the remainder of the game, but the 10-1 first-half lead for the Buckeyes put the game out of reach for the Eagles. American attempted a late-game comeback, scoring four of the final five goals of the game, closing the gap only as far as a nine-goal differential.
Chiara Speziale and Lisa Chaafe each scored two goals for American, while three others added single tallies.
The Buckeyes have three-consecutive road games coming up on their schedule, starting with a pair of contests in California next weekend. They will face California at 3 p.m. PT Friday before traveling to Stanford for a 1 p.m. PT Sunday. Ohio State’s next home game – the first of four in a row – will be March 13 vs. Louisville.
SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 Tot
American 1 6 7
Ohio State 10 6 16
American SCORING: GOALS: Schaaf,Lisa 2; Speziale,Chiara 2;
Makoid,Amanda 1; Collins,Kimberly 1; Maher,Bernadette 1.
ASSISTS: Marshall,Samantha 1.
Ohio State SCORING: GOALS: Haggerty, Kelly 4; Markwordt, Alayna 4;
Capuzzi, Gabby 2; Beaudrault, Maghan 2; Cornicello, Rachael 2; Burke,
Laura 1; Orona, Jacqueline 1.
ASSISTS: Haggerty, Kelly 2; Beard, Jayme 1; Burke, Laura 1; Markwordt,
Alayna 1; Tabor, Kelsey 1; Zerhusen, Brittney 1.
SHOTS – American 19; Ohio State 37.
SHOTS ON GOAL – American 15; Ohio State 26.
TURNOVERS – American 20; Ohio State 16.
CLEARS – American 8-11; Ohio State 13-17.
GOALIES – AMERICAN: Komosinski,Kaska (10:47 minutes, 9 shots-4 saves,
5 GA) , Solomon,Frankie 0-2 (49:13, 17-6, 11); OSU: Carruthers, Annie
1-1 (47:15, 11-7, 4) , Fiorito, Megan (12:45, 4-1, 3).
Start time: 1:00 pm Finish time: 2:29 Length of game: 1:29
Officials: Lissa Fickert; Linda Strapp; Sheri Gimigliano. Scorer: ac.