COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University women’s lacrosse team wraps up its home slate when it hosts the No. 2 Maryland Terrapins on Sunday. The game is scheduled for a Noon start in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, and airs live on the Big Ten Network.
Last Time Out
The Buckeyes found themselves down early against Bucknell after Morgan Steinhacker and Eve Calabria scored in the opening moments to give the Bison a 2-0 lead. The Buckeyes responded with a goals from McKayla Conti, Liza Hernandez and Baley Parrottto take a 3-2 lead before Calabria tied it at 3-3 with a little over 20 minutes left in the opening half. The scoring cooled off until the Bison added two goals in the last five minutes of the half to take a 5-3 lead into halftime.
The deficit deepened for Ohio State early in the second half as Calabria and Audrey Walsh scored to extend the Bucknell lead, 7-3. Hernandez stymied the Bucknell run with her second goal of the day, but the Bison used another two-goal run to push their lead to five, 9-4, with 16:28 remaining in the game. The Buckeyes would not go quietly into the night, however, as Sara Dickinson ignited a rally with her 18th goal of the season. Lindsay Epstein continued the rally with her first goal of the game, while Parrott and Wood also scored to bring OSU within one, 9-8. The rally came to a screeching halt when Mary Margret Kenny scored for Bucknell, sealing the 10-8 loss for the Buckeyes.
Parrott tallied a team-high three points on the day from her two goals and one assist. She also caused two turnovers and scooped up one ground ball. Hernandez finished with a pair of goals, two ground balls and two draw controls. Dickinson scored a goal and notched an assist in addition to her two ground balls. Rizzo finished with a team best three ground balls in the game.
Buckeyes By The Numbers
• Jill Rizzo leads the NCAA with 160 saves and 12.31 saves-per-game. Additionally, she leads the Big Ten with 3.31 ground balls-per-game.
• Baley Parrott is tied for the team lead with 38 points and leads the squad with 34 goals this season. Her 45 draw controls rank second on the team. She comes in at sixth in the Big Ten with 2.62 goals-per-game and at eighth in the conference with 3.50 draws-per-game.
• Sara Dickinson continues to impress as she’s tied for the team lead with 38 points. Her 19 assists sit alone in the top spot on the team. She ranks third in the Big Ten with 1.46 assists-per-game.
• McKayla Conti’s offense has been huge for the Buckeyes, the junior ranks second on the team with 23 goals, and third in overall points with 28.
• Liza Hernandez has 18 goals in her eight appearances this year. She comes in at fifth on the team with 20 points.
• Molly Wood remains a scoring and draw control machine in her senior year. She’s found the back of the net 21 times, good for third on the team, and she leads the team draws control lead with 46. She’s ranked seventh in the Big Ten with 3.53 DPG.
• Shannon Rosati’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. She leads the team with 16 caused turnovers, and ranks second on the squad with 31 ground balls. Her 2.58 ground balls-per-game rank second in the Big Ten.
31 Players Honored as OSU Scholar Athletes
Thirty-one members of the OSU women’s lacrosse team were honored as OSU Scholar Athletes at the annual OSU Scholar Athlete Banquet on Monday night. The team holds a 3.37 grade-point-average. The full list is below.
Kimberly Apuzzo, Hannah Brink, Madi Castelein, McKayla Conti, Sage Darling, Sara Dickinson, Regina Doty, Riley Ewing, Sarah George, Liza Hernandez, Erika Keselman, Caroline Mackrides, Carli Mager, Mackenzie Maring, Meg Matey, Katie McElveen, Emalee Mongno, Jaclen Moxley, Erin Nagle, Baley Parrott, Jaclyn Perkins, Jill Rizzo, Shannon Rosati, Anna Seanor, Lauren Sherry, Emily Skrzypczak, Alex Vander Molen, Abigail Wise, and Molly Wood.
About The Terrapins
No. 2 Maryland comes into the weekend on a 10 game winning streak. The Terrapins’ only loss this season came in overtime at then No. 7 North Carolina. They survived a scare at Princeton on Tuesday, coming away with the 11-10 win. Megan Whittle leads the team, and the Big Ten, in both points and goals. Her 53 goals are the most by any player in the conference by a wide margin, and 4.64 points-per-game lead the Big Ten by over one whole PPG. Jen Giles comes in at second on the team with 49 points, but her 16 assists lead the Terrapins.