March 16, 2023

Buckeyes Set to Battle B1G Foe Johns Hopkins Saturday


Ohio State Career & Season Stats

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team will host Johns Hopkins in a Big Ten Conference matchup at 1 p.m. Saturday in Ohio State Lacrosse Stadium. The games will be streamed through Big Ten Plus HERE, with live stats available HERE.

Admission and parking are free. Note the area will be busy with Ohio State baseball and NCAA women’s basketball games also on campus Saturday afternoon. Parking for women’s lacrosse will be in the Buckeye Lots.

The Buckeyes are 4-5 on the year, with the Blue Jays 3-4. Ohio State started B1G play with a loss at home to No. 17 Michigan, while Saturday starts conference play for Hopkins.

Buckeyes vs. Blue Jays

  • The Buckeyes are looking to end a seven-game losing streak against Johns Hopkins, with the last win an 8-7 victory March 5, 2016 in Columbus.
  • The squads met in Baltimore last season, with the Blue Jays winning 17-14 April 23, 2022.
  • In 2021, the teams faced off twice in Columbus, with the Blue Jays posting one-goal wins (12-11, 10-9) March 5 and 7, 2021.
  • Johns Hopkins has notched wins over UAlbany, Georgetown and Monmouth this year, falling to Loyola, Penn, Drexel and James Madison.
  • The Blue Jays are scoring 13.29 goals a game and allowing 11.14 per contest. They are 15th nationally in caused turnovers per game (10.29), led by Reagan O’Brien who is sixth in the NCAA with 2.57 per outing.

Buckeye This and That

  • Ohio State dropped its last three games, with a loss at No. 7 James Madison before home losses to No. 19 Michigan and Colorado.
  • Jamie Lasda leads the Buckeyes with 15 assists and 30 points and is second with 15 goals. She is on a 12-game point streak, one shy of her career best, and has four-plus points in each of the last four games, with nine goals, nine assists and 18 points in the four games combined.
  • Nicole Ferrara is first on the squad with 22 goals and second with 28 points. She has four games with three-plus goals on the year and multiple points in all but one game.
  • Jamie Level is third in goals and points for the Buckeyes, with 14 and 17, respectively. She had her second career four-goal game as a Buckeye, and second since last March, against Michigan March 9. Against the Wolverines, Level also had six draw controls, two ground balls and two caused turnovers.
  • Caly O’Brien has a team-best 31 draw controls, including a career-best six in three games this season. She had 10 draw controls in her first 38 games in the Scarlet and Gray.
  • Level is second on the squad with 30 draw controls, followed by Lasda, who had nine her first two years, with 28.
  • Chloe Johnson, who missed the first seven games and has had limited playing time her first two games back, had seven draw controls vs. Colorado. She is third in program history with 216 draw controls, five back of Katie Chase (2012-15) in second. Molly Wood holds the program record with 237 from 2015-18. Johnson set the Buckeye record with 124 last season, the first Ohio State player with more than 100 draw controls in a season.
  • Three freshmen started for the Buckeyes the last five games. Casey Roberts and Zoe Coleman started each of the first nine games and Katie Kaucheck joined them in the starting lineup for the last five outings.
  • Coleman has a point in seven of the first nine games and scored twice vs. Colorado for her first career multiple goal and point outing. She has five goals and eight points this year. Roberts, with a 9-2-11 line, has a point in seven-of-nine games, with a goal in six outings. Kaucheck has 13 ground balls to tie for second on the squad.
  • Sarah Johnson, Ava Keethler and Emily Magalotti have started all nine games on defense for the Buckeyes. Johnson has a team-best 14 ground balls.
  • Kiana Perez scored her first goal of the season, and first since last March vs. Marist, against Colorado.

The Schedule Ahead

  • Ohio State will travel for a game at No. 25 Penn State at 2:30 p.m. March 25, with the game televised by BTN.
  • The Buckeyes will return to Columbus for a mid-week matchup, hosting Louisville at 4 p.m. March 28.
  • Road games at Marquette April 4 and No. 11 Maryland April 8 follow, before the regular season home finale vs. No. 3 Northwestern at 6 p.m. April 15. The regular season wraps up at No. 22 Rutgers April 20.
  • Admission is free to all Ohio State women’s lacrosse regular season home games.