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April 1, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Megan Fortunato scored four goals to lead No. 9 Delaware to a 20-12 victory over Ohio State, Friday at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Ohio State falls to 6-3 on the season, while Delaware moves to a perfect 7-0.

Ohio State struck first, just 16 seconds into the game on a Lauren Cochran (So., Coatesville, Pa.) goal. The Blue Hens answered 37 seconds later on a Sarah Edwards goal. The teams battled back and forth throughout most of the first half. Delaware pulled away at the end of the first 30 minutes by scoring four straight goals, taking a 10-6 lead into the break.

Delaware came out shooting in the second half, scoring 38 seconds in on an another Edwards goal. Ohio State’s Megan Mirick (So., Burke, Va.) answered right back with a goal to make it an 11-7 game.

The Buckeyes were led by Mirick who scored three goals and added one assist.

The Blue Hens used a balanced attack which saw 11 different goal scorers. Along with Fortunato’s four goals Edwards added three goals and one assist.

Buckeye goalie Megan Barnett (So., Charlottesville, Va.) played all 60 minutes and recorded 19 saves. Delaware keeper Laurie Tortorelli finished with 14 saves in 60 minutes.

The Buckeyes return to action tomorrow at 2 p.m. against Penn State at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Blue Hens will face off against the Nittany Lions at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Score by Half 1 2 OT Final Delaware 10 10 0 20 Ohio State 6 6 0 12

Goalie Stats Delaware-Tortorelli-14 saves, 12 GA Ohio State-Barnett-19 saves, 20 GA

Team Stats Shots Groundballs Delaware 39 25 Ohio State 36 27

Individual Stats (Goals-Assists-Points) Ohio State Delaware Megan Mirick (3-1-4) Megan Fortunato (4-0-4) Celeste Cianfrani (2-1-3) Sarah Edwards (3-1-4) Tracey Bounds (1-2-3) Kate O’Connell (2-1-3) Lauren Cochran (2-0-2) Christy Buck (1-2-3) Trish Derwart (2-0-2) Sara Hills (2-0-2) Miranda James (1-0-1) Kelly Swift (2-0-2) Shannon Wilson (1-0-1) Corrinne Shuck (2-0-2) Lindsay Parsons (1-0-1) Katy Hahn (1-0-1) Brooke Mulligan (1-0-1)

Scoring Summary Half Team Time Goal (Assist) Score 1 OSU 29:44 Cochran OSU, 1-0 1 UD 29:07 Edwards 1-1 1 OSU 28:37 Cochran OSU, 2-1 1 UD 26:08 Walton 2-2 1 UD 25:38 Fortunato (Buck) UD, 3-2 1 OSU 25:21 Mirick 3-3 1 UD 24:05 Fortunato UD, 4-3 1 UD 17:28 Hills UD, 5-3 1 OSU 16:45 Derwart (Bounds) UD, 5-4 1 UD 13:33 Swift UD, 6-4 1 OSU 10:07 Wilson (Mirick) UD, 6-5 1 UD 7:42 Buck UD, 7-5 1 UD 6:57 Parsons UD, 8-5 1 UD 6:19 Fortunato UD, 9-5 1 UD 5:14 O’Connell UD, 10-5 1 OSU 1:21 Bounds (Cianfrani) UD, 10-6 2 UD 29:22 Edwards UD, 11-6 2 OSU 28:34 Mirick UD, 11-7 2 UD 27:40 Fortunato UD, 12-7 2 OSU 26:10 Derwart UD, 12-8 2 OSU 21:05 Mirick UD, 12-9 2 OSU 20:43 Cianfrani UD, 12-10 2 UD 19:18 O’Connell UD, 13-10 2 UD 16:49 Swift (Edwards) UD, 14-10 2 UD 15:35 Edwards UD, 15-10 2 UD 15:11 Hills (Buck) UD, 16-10 2 UD 12:39 Hahn UD, 17-10 2 OSU 11:29 Cianfrani (Bounds) UD, 17-11 2 OSU 9:40 James UD, 17-12 2 UD 8:09 Shuck (O’Connell) UD, 18-12 2 UD 3:00 Mulligan UD, 19-12 2 UD 1:23 Shuck UD, 20-12