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The Ohio State (3-11 overall, 1-2 American Lacrosse Conference) women’s lacrosse team defeated Robert Morris (3-14), 20-2 Sunday afternoon in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes scored the first 18 goals of the game with Kelyn Laws (Jr., Ellicott City, Md.), Andrea Fischer (Sr., Cleveland Heights, Ohio) and Lauren Traficant (Jr., Dublin, Ohio) collecting three each. Ashley Levering scored both goals for Robert Morris.

Ohio State opened the scoring with just 37 seconds gone in the game with a Jessica Patane (So., Farmingdale, N.Y.) assisted by Kristen Slahor (So., Ellicott City, Md.). At 2:10, Amanda Shimp (So., Endicott, N.Y.) made it 2-0. Laws scored the next two Buckeye goals on assists from Slahor at 3:23 and from Kristen Hannon (So., Sykesville, Md.) at 3:33. OSU made it 5-0 with a Shimp free position shot at 4:19. Patane, with an assist from Laws, scored at 5:02 and Laws then scored at 9:52 on a Hannon assist. Hannon contributed the next two goals, the first at 10:03, unassisted, and the second at 10:18 on a Laws assist to lead 9-0. Andrea Fischer (Sr., Cleveland Heights, Ohio) scored at 13:32 on a free position shot and again at 14:59, assisted by Hannon. Lindsay Weiner (Jr., Eldersburg, Md.) made the lead, 12-0, at 17:14 with a free position attempt. Buckeye Lauren Traficant (Jr., Dublin, Ohio), with an assist from Keri Yourick (Fr., Castle Rock, Colo.), scored at 18:24. Yourick added an unassisted goal at 25:06. Traficant connected for her second goal at 26:39 to make the halftime lead, 15-0.

OSU’s Fischer scored at 30:45 of the second half with an assist from Traficant. At 34:05, Jacqueline Cook (Fr., Pocopson, Pa.) tallied at 34:05 with an assist by Yourick. . Yourick made it 18-0 with a goal at 35:38, assisted by Rachel Hawes (Fr., Eldersburg, Md.). Levering scored for Robert Morris at 48:43 on a free position attempt. She scored her second goal of the game at 51:24 to make the score, 18-2. OSU’s Traficant scored her third goal at 53:55 with an assist from Yourick. Buckeye Cook closed out the scoring at 57:40 for the 20-2 final score.

In goal for Ohio State, Kristen Gilwee (Fr., Hunt Valley, Md.) played the first half, making two saves for the win. Kim Hastings (Sr., Sewickley, Pa.) started the second half for OSU playing 15:42 and collecting four saves. Joy DeMarco (Jr., Hudson, Ohio) finished the game for the Buckeyes in goal, playing 14:18 while giving up two goals. For Robert Morris, Kelly Dreisch took the loss playing 36 minutes. She had three saves and gave up 18 goals. Kate Dunlap played the final 24 minutes, giving up two goals.

Ohio State continues the home stand next week when they host second ranked Notre Dame Friday at 7 p.m. and Rutgers Sunday at 1 p.m.

Robert Morris at Ohio State, April 23, 2006 Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Weather: 65F, mostly sunny

Linescore 1 2 FINAL Attendance: 304 Robert Morris 0 2 2 (3-14) Ohio State 15 5 20 (3-11)

RM-OS Scoring Summary Time School Score Goal Assist 1st Half 00:37 OS 0-1 Jessica Patane Kristen Slahor 02:10 OS 0-2 Amanda Shimp – 03:23 OS 0-3 Kelyn Laws Kristen Slahor (2) 03:33 OS 0-4 Kelyn Laws (2) Kristen Hannon 04:19 OS 0-5 Amanda Shimp (2) -Free Position- 05:02 OS 0-6 Jessica Patane (2) Kelyn Laws 09:52 OS 0-7 Kelyn Laws (3) Kristen Hannon (2) 10:03 OS 0-8 Kristen Hannon – 10:18 OS 0-9 Kristen Hannon (2) Kely Laws (2) 13:32 OS 0-10 Andrea Fischer -Free Position- 14:59 OS 0-11 Andrea Fischer (2) Kristen Hannon (3) 17:14 OS 0-12 Lindsay Weiner -Free Position- 18:24 OS 0-13 Lauren Traficant Keri Yourick 25:06 OS 0-14 Keri Yourick – 26:39 OS 0-15 Lauren Traficant (2) –

2nd Half 30:45 OS 0-16 Andrea Fischer (3) Lauren Traficant 34:05 OS 0-17 Jacqueline Cook Keri Yourick (2) 35:38 OS 0-18 Keri Yourick (2) Rachel Hawes 48:43 RM 1-18 Ashley Levering -Free Position- 51:24 RM 2-18 Ashley Levering (2) – 53:55 OS 2-19 Lauren Traficant (3) Keri Yourick (3) 57:40 OS 2-20 Jacqueline Cook (2) –

Robert Morris Goals: Ashley Levering 2 Robert Morris Assists: -none-

Ohio State Goals: Kelyn Laws 3, Lauren Traficant 3, Andrea Fischer 3 Kristen Hannon 2, Keri Yourick 2, Amanda Shimp 2, Jacqueline Cook 2 Jessica Patane 2, Lindsay Weiner 1 Ohio State Assists: Kristen Hannon 3, Keri Yourick 3, Kelyn Laws 2 Kristen Slahor 2, Rachel Hawes 1, Lauren Traficant 1

Goalies Min GA Svs Robert Morris – Kelly Dreisch (L) 36:00 18 3 Kate Dunlap 24:00 2 0 Ohio State – Kristen Gilwee (W) 30:00 0 2 Kim Hastings 15:42 0 4 Joy DeMarco 14:18 2 0

RM OS Shots: 10 30 Fress Position Shots: 1-3 3-3 Draws: 8 16 Groundballs: 10 17 Turnovers: 21 20 Caused Turnovers: 10 6 Fouls: 12 14