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Senior Midfielder leads Ohio State to first Victory over Vanderbilt in 10 years

Ohio State’s senior midfielder, Rachel Hawes, clinches Womenslax.com Player of the Week after her performance this past weekend in the Buckeyes. upset of 10th-ranked Vanderbilt. Hawes notched five goals and added two ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control to lead the Buckeyes in a dramatic 15-13 victory over the Commodores on senior day. The senior’s offensive contribution set a career best and coincided with the Buckeyes’ first victory over Vanderbilt in 10 years, with the Commodores leading the series 12-1 before Sunday. The Buckeyes (10-3, 2-0 ALC) have gotten off to the best start in program history in 2009 and will look to make a post-season push as they close out the regular season on the road against Detroit Mercy and conference opponents, Northwestern and Penn State.