Feb. 28, 2003
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 11th-ranked Ohio State (0-1) women’s lacrosse team could not answer a six-goal run by Stanford (3-0) in the second half, falling to the Cardinal, 11-10 Friday afternoon on the North Turf Field of the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex. OSU’s Shannon Wilson (Sr., Sherkston, Ontario) was the top scorer for the Buckeyes with five goals and an assist. Cardinal Kelsey Twist (So., Baltimore, Md.) scored a team-high three goals for Stanford, adding two assists in the contest.
Ohio State opened the scoring at 2:25 with a Wilson goal. Stanford tied the game at one at the eight minute mark with a goal by Kim Cahill (Sr., Stockton, Calif.). The Buckeyes then scored four consecutive goals to open a 5-1 lead. KC Carter (Fr., Birchrunville, Pa.) started the scoring with Regina Oliver (So., Pottstown, Pa.), Tracey Bounds (Sr., Ellicott City, Md.) and Wilson giving Ohio State a 5-1 lead at 13:41. Stanford responded with goals by Nina Pantano (So., Wayne, Pa.), Jess Scott (Jr., Conshohocken, Pa) and Pantano’s second to cut the lead to 5-4 as the half ended.
Ohio State expanded the one-goal halftime lead with two Wilson scores at 30:16 and 31:01 to take a 7-4 lead. Stanford cut the margin to 7-5 at 33:46 with Twist’s second goal on a free position attempt. OSU goals by Wilson (her fifth) at 34:09 and Caroline Weatherill (Jr., Malvern, Pa.) at 35:11 expanded the Buckeye lead to 9-5. Stanford began its six-goal run at 36:21 with a free position goal by Abbi Hills (Jr., Lakewood, Colo.). The Cardinal cut the lead to 9-7 with a goal by Kinsey Morrisson (Fr., Baltimore, Md.) at 41:05. Julia Calzonetti (So., Sea Cliff, N.Y.) scored 52 seconds later at 41:57 to close to within one at 9-8. At 43:23 Twist scored her third goal of the game to tie the contest at nine-all. The Cardinal took a 10-9 lead at 46:38 on Scott’s second goal. Stanford went up 11-9 at 52:08 with Calzonetti’s second goal on a free position attempt. Ohio State, with Oliver’s second goal of the game at 58:16 cut the Cardinal lead to 11-10 but could not come any closer. In goal, Stanford’s Christina Saukas (Jr., Highland Heights, Ohio) and 11 saves in the game to three for OSU’s Kim Hastings (Fr., Sewickley, Pa.)
The Buckeyes travel to Richmond (0-0) to face the Spiders at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 2. Richmond’s Friday game against Georgetown was cancelled due to weather conditions. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.