April 9, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 15th-ranked Ohio State (8-2 overall, 1-1 American Lacrosse Conference) women’s lacrosse team needed two late goals from Shannon Wilson (Jr., Sherkston, Ontario) to defeat ninth-ranked Notre Dame (8-2, 4-0 Big East), 12,-11 on a windy afternoon in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU’s Megan Mirick (Sr. Burke, Va.) had a game-high six goals for the Buckeyes with Tracey Bounds (Jr., Ellicott City, Md.) and Wilson adding two goals each. Lauren Cochran (Sr., Coatesville, Pa.) and Kylee Reade (Sr., London, Ontario) rounded out the OSU scoring with single goals. Notre Dame’s Danielle Shearer (Jr., Hampstead, Md.) scored a team-high four goals for the Fighting Irish with Lauren Fischer (Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Anne Riley (Jr., Marblehead, Ma.) adding three goals each and Meredith Simon (So., Flemington, N.J.) one.

Notre Dame opened the scoring in the first half with a Fischer goal at 0:25 with an assist from Simon. OSU tie the game at one with a Mirick score at 1:14, assisted by Bounds. The Irish took a 2-1 lead at 5:13 on a Riley goal. The Buckeyes exploded with six consecutive goals in the next 12 minutes to take a 7-2 lead. Bounds started the run at 6:20 with an assist from Regina Oliver (Fr., Pottstown, Pa.). Mirick scored back-to-back goals at 7:54 and 11:41. Lauren Cochran made it 5-2 at 11:54 and Mirick’s fourth goal of the game followed at 17:49. The Buckeyes completed the scoring run at 18:14 with a Reade goal. Notre Dame scored four times to end the half at 7-6, Ohio State. Simon opened the Irish scoring run at 20:06. Shearer made it 7-4 at 23:17 on a free position attempt and scored again at 24:29. Riley’s second goal, at 27:11, completed the first half scoring. Notre Dame opened the second half with two goals by Shearer to take an 8-7 lead. Her third goal of the game at 33:23 tied the game at seven and her fourth goal at 39:52 gave the Irish the lead. Ohio State tied the game at eight with a free position goal by Mirick, her fifth, at 43:26. The Buckeyes took a 9-8 lead with Bounds’ second goal at 46:39. Mirick’s sixth goal of the game, assisted by Bounds, gave the Buckeyes a 10-8 lead at 47:11. Notre Dame cut the lead to one at 10-9, on Fischer’s second goal of the game, assisted by Natalie Loftus (Sr., Baltimore, Md.). Riley’s third goal of the game, assisted by Simon, tied the score at 10 at 49:27. OSU’s Wilson scored at 55:18 to give the Buckeyes a 11-10 edge. With 56 seconds left in the game, Wilson’s second goal put Ohio State up two (12-10) at 59:04. The Irish countered with Fischer’s third goal at 59:26, assisted by Loftus, with 34 seconds left to make it 12-11, Ohio State. OSU held off the Irish in the closing seconds to secure the Buckeyes’ second win over a team ranked in the top-10. Ohio State defeated seventh-ranked Maryland, 11-10, on March 31.

Notre Dame’s Jen White (Jr., Annapolis, Md.) and Ohio State’s Erin Forquer (Fr., Shaker Heights, Ohio) each recorded nine saves in goal.

Ohio State returns to the road this weekend with a 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13 game at Virginia Tech (5-6).

Notre Dame at Ohio State , April 9, 2002, Columbus, Ohio

Linescore 1 2 Final Attendance: 191 # 9 Notre Dame 6 5 11 (8-2 overall, 4-0 Big East) #15 Ohio State 7 5 12 (8-2 overall, 1-1 American Lacrosse League)

Scoring Summary ND-OS Time School Score Goal Assist 00:25 ND 1-0 Lauren Fischer Meredith Simon 01:14 OS 1-1 Megan Mirick Tracey Bounds 05:13 ND 2-1 Anne Riley – 06:20 OS 2-2 Tracey Bounds Regina Oliver 07:54 OS 2-3 Megan Mirick-2 – 11:41 OS 2-4 Megan Mirick-3 – 11:54 OS 2-5 Lauren Cochran – 17:49 OS 2-6 Megan Mirick-4 – 18:14 OS 2-7 Kylee Reade – 20:06 ND 3-7 Meredith Simon – 23:17 ND 4-7 Danielle Shearer FP 24:29 ND 5-7 Danielle Shearer-2 – 27:11 ND 6-7 Anne Riley-2 –

33:23 ND 7-7 Danielle Shearer-3 – 39:52 ND 8-7 Danielle Shearer-4 – 43:26 OS 8-8 Megan Mirick-5 FP 46:39 OS 8-9 Tracey Bounds-2 – 47:11 OS 8-10 Megan Mirick-6 Tracey Bounds-2 48:39 ND 9-10 Lauren Fischer-2 Natalie Loftus 49:27 ND 10-10 Anne Riley-3 Meredith Simon-2 55:18 OS 10-11 Shannon Wilson – 59:04 OS 10-12 Shannon Wilson-2 – 59:26 ND 11-12 Lauren Fischer-3 Natalie Loftus-2

Notre Dame Goals: Shearer 4, Fischer 3, Riley 3, Simon Ohio State Goals: Mirick 6, Bounds 2, Wilson 2, L. Cochran, Reade

Notre Dame Assists: Loftus 2, Simon 2 Ohio State Assists: Bounds 2, Oliver

Goalies Min Svs GA Notre Dame-Jen White 60:00 9 12 Ohio State-Erin Forquer 60:00 9 11

Draws: ND 13, OSU 13 Groundballs: ND 35, OSU 21 Turnovers: ND 17, OSU 9 Caused Tournovers: ND 6, OSU 10 Fouls: ND 4, OSU 19 Fress Position Attempts: ND 4, OSU 2 Shots: ND 27, OSU 29