March 12, 2023

Buckeyes Suffer 14-10 Loss to Colorado


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team lost to Colorado, 14-10, Sunday afternoon in Ohio State Lacrosse Stadium.

The Buckeyes (4-5) led Colorado (1-4) 2-1 after the first quarter but were down 7-4 at halftime. Ohio State scored the first three goals of the third quarter to tie the game at seven. Colorado notched the next goal but back-to-back Ohio State scores put the Buckeyes ahead 9-8, their first lead since the first quarter. A Colorado goal in the final second of the third again tied the score. The Buffs tallied the first two of the fourth for an 11-9 advantage. Ohio State drew within one, 11-10, at 7:19, but Colorado answered with two quick goals to push the lead to 13-10 and a late goal led to the 14-10 final.

Regan Alexander had a career-high tying 14 saves in the Buckeye cage. Nicole Ferrara had a hat trick and an assist for Ohio State, while Jamie Lasda had four points with two goals and two assists. Zoe Coleman tallied twice for the Scarlet and Gray. Ohio State had 17 draw controls, led by Chloe Johnson with seven and Caly O’Brien with six.

Up Next

The Buckeyes will return to Big Ten play at 1 p.m. Saturday when they host Johns Hopkins in Ohio State Lacrosse Stadium. Admission and parking are free.

How it Happened

  • Ohio State scored the game’s first two goals, with freshman Zoe Coleman scoring unassisted at 10:30 and Jamie Level setting up Nicole Ferrara for a goal from in close at 4:59. The Buffs got on the board at 2:39 and Ohio State led 2-1 after the first quarter.
  • The Buffs tied the game with a player-up goal 1:23 into the second quarter.
  • Jamie Lasda set up a player-up goal for Coleman at 11:43 to put the Buckeyes in the lead, 4-3. It was the first career two-goal game for Coleman.
  • Colorado scored twice in 59 seconds to tie the game and take the lead, with tallies at 11:04 and 10:05 (free position).
  • Ferrara found Brynn Ammerman for a tally at 7:51, tying the game once again (4-4).
  • The visitors scored the next three, all in the final 6:30 of the second quarter, to take a 7-4 lead into halftime.
  • Ohio State outscored Colorado 5-2 in the third quarter. The Buckeyes notched the first three goals to tie the game at 7. Lasda scored a free position goal at 11:49 before Jamie Level and Kiana Perez (her first of the season and second of her career) tallied in less than a minute.
  • Colorado stopped the Buckeye run at 6:43 to push ahead 8-7.
  • Ferrara put the Buckeyes in the lead, 9-8, with back-to-back scores in 1:02. She tallied off a pass from Lasda at 1:30 and then on a free position chance with 28 seconds left. The Buffs deadlocked the score at 9, scoring with just .3 on the clock.
  • Colorado notched the first goal of the fourth at 13:22 to take a 10-9 lead and Ohio State was unable to get back even.
  • The teams combined for four consecutive free position goals, with Colorado’s first at 8:17. Lasda converted for the Buckeyes at 7:19 for a one-goal game, but Sam McGee scored twice in just over a minute to move the lead to 13-10 with 5:34 remaining. The game’s final goal came from Colorado in the final minute.
  • Ohio State was outshot, 37-21. Regan Alexander tied her career best with 14 saves for the Scarlet and Gray and the Colorado goalie made seven stops.
  • Colorado had the edge in ground balls, 20-14. Freshman Casey Roberts had a career-best four to lead Ohio State and Alexander had three.
  • The Buckeyes had 17 of the game’s 27 draw controls. Chloe Johnson had seven for Ohio State and Caly O’Brien matched her career best with six.
  • Lasda leads the Buckeyes with 15 assists and 30 points and is second with 15 goals. Ferrara has a team-high 22 goals and is second with 28 points.
  • O’Brien has a team-best 31 draw controls, followed by Level with 30.