COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team is set to honor its 11 seniors on Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, the second to last home game of the season. The Buckeyes host No. 19 Johns Hopkins for a conference matchup at 1 p.m. on BTN Plus.
|Ohio State vs Johns Hopkins • The Basics|
|Date:||April 13, 2019|
|Time:||1 p.m. ET|
|Venue:||Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium | Columbus, Ohio|
|Game Notes:||Ohio State | Johns Hopkins|
|All-Time Series:||Johns Hopkins leads, 11-6|
|Last Meeting:||Johns Hopkins won, 13-5, in Baltimore, Md. (April 20, 2018)|
• With a plethora of events on Ohio State’s campus on Saturday, including the Spring Game, fans are encouraged to arrive early.
• Gray Lots 5, 6 and 7 will be held for women’s lacrosse fans. Enter from Olentangy River Road and Irving Schottenstein Drive. The lots will not be accessible from Fred Taylor Drive.
HONORING THE SENIORS
• Entering Saturday’s game as part of 30 program wins, the 11 seniors account for 325 points, 317 ground balls, 175 draw controls and 158 caused turnovers. Equally successful as students, the group has claimed 29 OSU Scholar-Athlete honors, 21 Academic All-Big Ten honors and two Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades. The group averages over 200 community service hours per year, furthering the Ohio State mission to pay it forward.
LAST TIME OUT
• The Buckeyes wrapped up non-conference play on the road at Louisville on Tuesday, April 9, dropping to the Cardinals, 19-7.
• The Buckeyes started out the game with a two-goal lead twice, but the Cardinals found the equalizing goal each time and when taking the lead for the second team, didn’t relinquish.
• Senior Baley Parrott led the scoring efforts with three points on a goal and two assists, and also led the team in draw controls with five. Junior goalie Jill Rizzo made eight saves.
• Parrott, the current active leader in goals on the team, reached the 100 milestone against San Diego State (March 24). With eight more goals, Parrott will land in 10th on Ohio State’s Top-10 career goal list. Parrott also recorded her 100th draw control on March 24, moving up to eighth on the career leader rankings.
• After passing the 500-save mark, Rizzo is now second all-time in career saves, only 44 away from the program record.
• Junior Liza Hernandez passed the career 100-point mark this season, topping out at 112 points thus far. Hernandez leads the Buckeyes with career-high 51 points overall this season.
• Ohio State currently leads the conference in ground balls, averaging 22.1 per game and in caused turnovers, with an average of 10.6. Nationally, the team ranks 18th in ground balls per game and 33rd in caused turnovers per game.
• Nationally, Jill Rizzo is third in overall saves at 155 and eighth in ground balls per game at 3.43. Rizzo also ranks in the Top-10 in saves per game (11.07). In the conference, Rizzo leads in saves per game and in groundballs.
• Liza Hernandez leads the conference in assists per game at 1.62 and in gamewinning goals (four).
• Riley Ewing is tied for fifth in the Big Ten in draw controls, leading the team with 52 for an average of four per game.
HISTORY WITH THE BLUE JAYS
• Johns Hopkins holds an 11-6 series advantage against Ohio State, last meeting with the Buckeyes on April 20, 2018 and topping OSU, 13-5.
• Ohio State defeated the Blue Jays last on March 5, 2016, when the 17th-ranked Buckeyes topped the 18th-ranked team, 8-7.
• The series history began on April 6, 2002, when No. 7 Johns Hopkins edged No. 13 Ohio State, 11-10.
SCOUTING JOHNS HOPKINS
• The Blue Jays enter the weekend with a 9-5 record, including a 1-2 conference ledger. Hopkins is one of four Big Ten teams to be ranked in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Assocation Top 25, ranking at No. 19.
• Johns Hopkins was last in action on Tuesday, April 9, and dropped a home contest to No. 20 Stony Brook, 12-9.
• In conference play, the Blue Jays downed Rutgers, 16-9, to start out the Big Ten season but have since fallen to No. 8 Michigan, 16-11, and No. 4 Northwestern, 20-13.
• Junior Maggie Schneidereth leads the team in scoring, posting 62 points on 42 goals and 20 assists. She is currently 14th in the nation in points. Sophomore Aurora Cordingley is second on the team in point production, registering 47 from 28 goals and 19 assists.
• Senior Haley Crosson has played in all 14 games for the Blue Jays, earning a 10.92 goals-against average in 769 minutes of play.
• Head coach Janine Tucker is the all-time winningest coach at Johns Hopkins, posting a 271-144 record in 24 seasons and a 203-128 mark at the Division I level. Tucker is a five-time IWLCA Regional Coach of the Year and has led the Blue Jays to three NCAA Tournament appearances in the last five years.
• The Buckeyes finish out road competition at noon on Saturday, April 20 in Piscataway, N.J. against Rutgers.