COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 15 Stanford edged the 19th-ranked Ohio State women’s lacrosse team, 11-10, in overtime Sunday afternoon in Stanford, Calif. Both team’s records even up at 2-2 on the season with the result.
Gabby Capuzzi scored a career-high four goals in the loss, including the first and last tallies of the contest. The Buckeyes started the game with a 3-0 run, but the Cardinal cut it to one at 3-2 by the 18:04 mark in the half. Jayme Beard started another scoring spree for Ohio State, however, giving it the largest lead of the game at 6-2 with 9:57 to go before intermission. Stanford cut the score to two by the half, 6-4, with the second of three goals by Lauren Scmidt, who finished with a team-high three goals.
Britney Zerhusen started off second-half scoring with a free-position goal, but Stanford fired off five of the next seven goals to close out regulation and tie the score at 9-9. In the first overtime period, not sudden death, Schmidt and Catherine Swanson gave Stanford its first lead of the contest, pulling ahead by two at 11-9. Capuzzi came back with her final goal of the outing, but the comeback stopped there.
Stanford out-shot Ohio State 41-25 advantage in shots and narrow lead in ground balls, 18-13. The Buckeyes came out on top in draw controls, 13-12. Goalie Annie Carruthers posted 17 saves in the loss.
The Buckeyes return to action at 4 p.m. Friday in Pittsburgh, Pa., against Duquesne. The Dukes are 0-3 on the season after falling to Notre Dame this weekend.