April 13, 2005
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 20th-ranked Ohio State (5-5 overall, 3-0 American Lacrosse Conference) women’s lacrosse squad hosts Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-2) Sunday at noon in the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
A LOOK AT OHIO STATE
The head coach for the 20th-ranked Buckeyes is Sue Stimmel. Ohio State is 5-5 on the season and 3-0 in the American Lacrosse Conference. Last week Ohio State lost 11-9 to California at home.
OHIO STATE BY THE NUMBERS
Ohio State’s Kelly Kremer (Fr., Kennett Square, Pa.) has a team-high 34 points for the Buckeyes with 29 goals and five assists. Regina Oliver (Sr., Pottstown, Pa.) ranks second with 21 points with 17 goals and four assists. Kristen Slahor (Fr., Ellicott City, Md.) has 17 points (7-10) with KC Carter (Jr., Birchrunville, Pa.) at 14 points (11-3). Oliver has a team-high 40 ground balls with Brandie Williams (Sr., Hatboro, Pa.) second with 37. Oliver also leads the squad in caused turnover with 32. Williams is second with 27. Ashley Evans (Sr., Ellicott City, Md.) and Oliver are tied for the team lead in draw controls with 14. Kremer is third at 12. In goal, Kim Hastings (Jr., Sewickley, Pa.) is 5-5 on the season, starting all 10 games. She has an 8.83 goals against average and an .455 saves percentage.
A LOOK AT VANDERBILT
The head coach for the Commodores is Cathy Swezey. Vanderbilt has a 4-6 overall record and is 1-2 in the American Lacrosse Conference. The Commodores play at Ohio Friday prior to the Sunday Ohio State game. Last week Vanderbilt split home matches, losing 14-9 to sixth-ranked North Carolina and defeating Davidson, 20-3.
VANDERBILT BY THE NUMBERS
The Commodore scoring leader is Kate Hickman with 27 points. She has a team-high 25 goals and two assists. Second in scoring is Kendall Thrift with 24 points off 11 goals and a team-high 13 assists. Margie Curran ranks third in points with 23 (16-7) with Jennifer Tapscott, four at 21 (14-7). Goalie Ashley Bastinelli leads the team in ground balls with 33. Sasha Cielak is second with 22. Cielak and Meg Spies share team-high honors in draw controls with 16 each. Curran ranks third with 19. Leading the team in caused turnovers in Molly Frew with 15. Cielak has 14 caused turnovers to rank second on the squad. In goal, Bastinelli has started all 10 games and has a 4-6 record. She has a 10.0 goals against average and a .514 saves percentage.
OHIO STATE – VANDERBILT SERIES
The Commodores lead the series with Ohio State, 8-1. Vanderbilt is 3-1 in games played in Columbus. The Commodores won the first ever women’s lacrosse game for the Buckeyes, in Nashville, 21-7, in 1996. At Vanderbilt in 1997, the Commodores won, 14-7. In 1998, OSU lost, 11-7, in Columbus. The Buckeyes defeated the Commodores, 12-11, in Columbus. In Nashville, the Commodores won, 9-7, in 2000. OSU fell, 10-9, in 2001 in Columbus. The Commodores won, 12-11, in Nashville in 2002. The Commodores came away with a 12-11, two overtime victory in Columbus in 2003. Last season at Vanderbilt, the Commodores won, 12-9.
THE LAST TIME AGAINST VANDERBILT
In 2004, Ohio State lost a 12-9 decision at 10th-ranked Vanderbilt. OSU’s Regina Oliver had a team-high 3 goals with Ashley Evans adding two. Her two goals extends her goal streak to 11 games. Vanderbilt’s Kate Hockman scored a game-high four goals while Kelly Devlin had a game-high six points with two goals and four assists. Tied at 2, Vanderbilt had a 5-1 run to take a 7-3 halftime lead. The Buckeye closed to within three at 9-6 before three Commodore goals opened a 12-6 lead. Three Buckeye goals closed out the scoring for the final 12-9 score. Taryn Bowen took the loss with seven goals and seven saves. Kim Hastings played the second half recording five saves and giving up five goals. Ashley Bastinelli got the win for Vanderbilt with eight saves while giving up eight goals. Liz Exline closed out the final minutes of the game picking up one save while giving up one goal.
REVIEWING THE CALIFORNIA GAME
Ohio State dropped an 11-9 decision to visiting California at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU trailed 5-3 in the first half but scored three times to take a 6-5 halftime lead. The Buckeyes held an 8-6 second half lead before the Bears tied the game at eight. Kelly Kremer tied the game at nine at 53:58 but California’s Liz Reifsnyder scored the winning goal at 56:06 and the Bears added another goal at 59:59 for the final 11-9 mark. OSU’s Kremer, Regina Oliver and Kristen Slahor each posted two goals in the game while Jocelyn Paul had four goals and an assist for California. Reifsnyder had three goals, including the winner for the Bears. Hilary Lynch (9-5) took the win in goal for California, making 11 saves. OSU’s Kim Hastings took the loss (5-5) and recorded seven saves.
OHIO STATE RANKED 20TH IWLCA RANKINGS
Ohio State’s moved to 14th in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Poll after falling to California, 11-9, last Sunday. OSU has 19 votes in the poll this down up from 101 last week.
KREMER, OSU’S TOP SCORER
Kelly Kremer collected two goals and an assist against California to extend her goal scoring streak to 10 games. She has a team-high 29 goals and has a team-leading 34 points for the Buckeyes. Kremer had a ground ball and one caused turnover against the Bears and was two-for-four on free position shots.
OLIVER FINDS THE NET TWICE AGAINST THE BEARS
Regina Oliver scored OSU’s first two goals against California last Sunday. She now has scored at least one goal in her last seven games this season. Against the Bears, she added three caused turnovers, two ground balls and a draw control. Oliver is second in scoring for OSU with 21 points (17 goals, 4 assists) and leads the team in ground balls (40) and caused turnovers (32) and is tied for first in draw controls with 14.
OLIVER LEADS THE COUNTRY IN CAUSED TURNOVERS
Regina Oliver has 32 caused turnovers on the season and ranks first in the weekly NCAA national statistics with a 3.20 per game average. She is tied for third nationally in ground balls with a 4.00 per game average to lead the American Lacrosse Conference.
WILLIAMS RANKS THIRD NATIONALLY IN CAUSED TURNOVERS
Brandie Williams is averaging 2.70 caused turnovers per game and ranks third nationally this week in the NCAA Statistics. She has 27 caused turnovers in the 10 games this season. Williams ranks ninth nationally in ground balls at 3.70 per game.
KREMER TIED FOR 18TH NATIONALLY IN GOALS PER GAME
Kelly Kremer has 29 goals on the season for a 2.90 goals per game average and ranks tied for 18th in the current NCAA national statistics.
EVANS POSTS SEASON-HIGH FIVE GROUND BALLS
Ashley Evans recorded a season-high five ground balls against California last Sunday. Her previous best was three against Virginia Tech. Evans also contributed two caused turnovers against the Bears.
SLAHOR SCORES TWICE AGAINST CALIFORNIA
Kristen Slahor netted two free position goals in the California game Sunday. It was her second two-goal game of the season. She previously scored two goals against Virginia Tech.
OLIVER AN INSIDELACROSSE.COM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN
Ohio State’s Regina Oliver has been named a first team preseason All-American by insidelacrosse.com as announced on their web site.
OLIVER NAMED TO ALC PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Regina Oliver has been named to the 2005 Preseason All-Conference Team of the American Lacrosse Conference by a vote of the league’s head coaches. She is a three-time first team ALC all-conference selection and was the 2002 ALC Rookie of the Year and the 2003 ALC Player of the Year. The ALC Preseason Team follows: Kristen Burke, Penn State; Dana Dobbie, Ohio; Lindsay Frank, Davidson; Lori Havrilla, Penn State; Lacey-Leigh Hentz, Johns Hopkins; Kate Hickman, Vanderbilt; Mary Key, Johns Hopkins; Kristen Kjellman, Northwestern; Ashley Koester, Northwestern; Courtney Koester, Northwestern; Regina Oliver, Ohio State; Lee Tortorelli, Penn State
BUCKEYES PICKED TO FINISH SIXTH IN CONFERENCE PLAY
Ohio State has been picked to finish sixth in the ALC. The Buckeyes were 1-5 last season in the ALC, finishing sixth. Northwestern was picked to finish first by the coaches. The projected order of finish follows (first place votes): 1. Northwestern 47 (5); 2. Johns Hopkins 42 (2); 3. Penn State 31; Vanderbilt 31; 5. Ohio 19; 6. Ohio State 18; 7. Davidson 8.
OLIVER NAMED TO PRESEASON TEWAARATON AWARD WATCHLIST
Regina Oliver has been named to the Spring 2005 preseason watchlist of the Tewaaraton Award Foundation. The award, considered the Heisman Award of lacrosse, will be voted upon by coaches and narrowed as the season progresses, ultimately reaching a final list of five women and five men who will constitute the award’s finalist. Oliver, a midfielder for the Buckeyes, is a two-time Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association/U.S. Lacrosse All-American receiving second team honors in 2003 and a third team selection in 2004. She is a three-time American Lacrosse Conference first team selection and was named the 2002 ALC Rookie of the Year and the 2003 ALC Player of the Year.
KREMER HONORED BY INSIDELACROSSE AND WOMENSLACROSSE.COM
Kelly Kremer was honored by both insidelacrosse.com and womenslacrosse.com after her four-goal performance against Duquesne last Saturday. InsideLacrosse.com named her an honorable mention player of the week while womenslacrosse.com named her to their honor roll. Playing in her first game as a Buckeye, Kremer scored four goals in six shots including one for two in free position attempts. She added three draw controls and two ground balls in the contest.
KREMER NAMED THE AMERICAN LACROSSE CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – April 5, 2005
The American Lacrosse Conference has named OSU’s Kelly Kremer the ALC Player of the Week for her play in the Buckeyes’ 15-4 victory at Davidson. She posted a game-high five points with four goals and an assist. Kremer scored OSU’s first two goals of the game and her third gave OSU a 5-2 lead and proved to be the game winner. She added four ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control in the contest. Kremer, who has scored at least one goal in every game this season, has 31 points on the season with 27 goals and four assists.
HASTINGS NAMED NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK BY WOMENSLACROSSE.COM AND AMERICAN LACROSSE CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – March 14, 2005
Kim Hastings (Jr., Sewickley, Pa.) was named the Division I National Player of the Week by womenslacrosse.com and the American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Week for her play against Johns Hopkins and Virginia Tech last week. She recorded 14 saves against Johns Hopkins, adding five ground balls in the contest. From a six-all tied at halftime, she allowed only three second half goals to help secure the win for Ohio State. In the Virginia Tech contest, Hastings contributed 10 saves, a ground ball and a key caused turnover. For the two games, she had an 8.00 goals against average and a .600 saves percentage. On the season, Hastings has a 6.36 goals against average and a .587 saves percentage.
KREMER NAMED NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK BY INSIDELACROSSE.COM – March 14, 2005
Kelly Kremer (Fr., Kennett Square, Pa.) has been named the Division I National Player of the Week by insidelacrose.com for her play last week against Johns Hopkins and Virginia Tech. She recorded a career-high six goals in the upset of Johns Hopkins. She added an assist, two ground balls and a draw control against the Blue Jays. Kremer had three goals in the first half to keep the Buckeyes in the game going into the second half tied at six. She scored OSU’s first two goals of the second half to give the Buckeyes an 8-7 lead. Her sixth goal of the game came during a 4-0 Ohio State scoring run to cap the victory. Against Virginia Tech, Kremer scored a game-high three goals and had an assist. She added a ground ball and a caused turnover. She scored OSU’s last two goals of the first half against the Hokies to give the Buckeyes a 5-4 halftime lead that would hold up for the game. Kremer added a third goal late in the game to complete the hat trick. For the season, Kremer is Ohio State’s leader in goals with 16.
JESSE OWENS MEMORIAL STADIUM, HOME OF THE BUCKEYES
The 8,000-seat Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium arguably is one of the finest multi-sport facilities in the country, hosting track and field and lacrosse in the spring and soccer in the fall.
HEAD COACH Sue Stimmel
Sue Stimmel is in her 10th season as the head coach for the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team. A 1984 graduate of Temple University, Stimmel is the only coach that the Buckeye program has had. She spent six years has the head coach of Denison prior to coming to Ohio State. Stimmel is 78-65 at Ohio State and is 154-84 in her 16-year career. The 2003 season was her most successful with a program-high 14 wins, finishing the regular season ranked 11th nationally and making the school’s second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championship, advancing to the quarterfinals. Her squad won the 2003 American Lacrosse Conference Championship and she was named the ALC Coach of the Year and was later named the 2003 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year.
BUCKEYES HAVE TWO APPEARANCES ON CSTV THIS SEASON
Ohio State will have its final two regular season games telecast by College Sports Television (CSTV) this season. OSU’s game at Northwestern Thursday, April 5 (4 p.m. start) will be a delayed telecast that will be seen at 8 p.m. that night. The Buckeyes will face Notre Dame Saturday, April 7 in a live telecast at 1 p.m.
UP NEXT FOR OHIO STATE
The Buckeyes will play their next two games on the road. Ohio State plays at eighth-ranked Penn State (8-3, 2-0) at 7 p.m., Friday, April 22 in an American Lacrosse Conference game. The Buckeyes then face Rutgers (4-7, 1-3 Big East) at 1 p.m., Sunday, April 24.
2005 PLAYER NOTES
#1 Kim Hastings (Jr., Sewickley, Pa.) – Started all 10 games, 5-5 record – 8.83 goals against average and a .455 save percentage – career-high 14 saves against Johns Hopkin – named the womenslacrosse.com National Player of the Week (March 14) – the American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Week (March 15).
#2 Joy DeMarco (So., Hudson, Ohio) – Played in three games – played 18:17 at Davidson, recording two saves.
#3 Ally Vernon (So., Voorhees, N.J.) – Played in six games – three ground balls at Davidson.
#4 Kristen Hannon (Fr., Sykesville, Md.) – Played in 10 games with one start (Duquesne) – scored a goal against Virginia Tech and a goal and an assist at Davidson – career-high two draw controls against Johns Hopkins – career-high three ground balls at Davidson.
#5 Andrea Fischer (Jr., Cleveland Heights, Ohio) – Played in 10 games – scored two goals at Davidson – season-high two ground balls against Duquesne and at Davidson – and tied her career-high of two caused turnovers against Virginia Tech and at Davidson.
#6 Kristen Slahor (Fr., Ellicott City, Md.) – Started nine games – career-high two goals against Virginia Tech and California – career-high three assists against John Hopkins – career-high four ground balls at Penn.
#7 Danielle Gibson (So., Springfield, Pa.) – Played in three games – scored a goal at Davidson adding a ground ball.
#8 Bethany Carey (Fr., Eldersburg, Md.) – Played in one game recording two ground balls and a caused turnover at Davidson.
#9 Lindsay Weiner (So., Eldersburg, Md.) – Started all 10 games – career-high three assists against Cornell – career-high four ground balls against Duquesne – career-high two caused turnover at Davidson.
#10 Molly Gilbert (Fr., Baltimore, Md.) – Played in four games – scored a goal against Duquesne and Maryland.
#11 Kelly Kremer (Fr., Kennett Square, Pa.) – Started all 10 games – career-highs of six goals and seven points against Johns Hopkins – has scored one or more goals in each game – career-high four ground balls at Davidson – career-high three draw controls against Duquesne and Cornell – named to womenslacrosse.com Honor Roll (Feb. 28) – insidelacrosse.com Honorable Mention (Feb. 28) – insidelacrosse.com National Player of the Week (March 14) – American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Week (Apr. 4) – Ohio State Athlete of the Week (Apr. 4)..
#12 Kacie Caldwell (Fr., Lutherville, Md.) – Has not played.
#13 Alicia Meredith (Jr., Prospect, Ky.) – Started all 10 games – career-high four ground balls against California – career-high one draw control against Johns Hopkins and Maryland – career-high two caused turnovers against Virginia Tech and Maryland.
#14 Regina Oliver (Sr., Pottstown, Pa.) – Started all 10 games – career-high five goals against North Carolina – season-high two assists against Virginia Tech – scored the winning goal in the 9-8 victory over Ohio – season-high eight ground balls against Virginia Tech – season-high six caused turnovers against Virginia Tech and Cornell – has scored one or more goals in her last seven games.
#15 Jessica Patane (Fr., Farmingdale, N.Y.) – Played in four games – scored two goals and added two ground balls at Davidson.
#16 Brandie Williams (Sr., Hatboro, Pa.) – Started all 10 games – season-high two goals and three points against Duquesne – career-high six caused turnovers against Cornell – career-high eight ground balls at Davidson.
#17 KC Carter (Jr., Birchrunville, Pa.) – Started in nine games – career-high four goals against Johns Hopkins – season-high three draw controls against Duquesne – season-high two caused turnovers against Duquesne, North Carolina and California – was two for two in free position shots against Johns Hopkins
#18 Ashley Evans (Sr., Ellicott City, Md.) – Played in 10 games, starting the last nine – scored two goals against Duquesne, Virginia Tech and Maryland – career-high five draw controls against Johns Hopkins – equaled career-high of three caused turnovers against Cornell – season-high five ground balls against California.
#19 Allison Neff (Fr., Essex, Md.) – Has not played
#20 Ally MacMeekin (So., Baltimore, Md.) – Played in six games – recorded two ground balls at Davidson – had caused turnovers against Cornell and at Davidson.
#21 Kathryn Kozlakowski (Sr., Towson, Md.) – Started all 10 games – season-high three ground balls in five games – equaled career-high of four caused turnovers against Johns Hopkins.
#22 Mindy Kittle (Jr., Hockessin, Del.) – Played in two games – two ground balls at Davidson
#23 Melissa Sands (Sr., Fallston, Md.) – Played in two games, starting at Davidson – scored a goal and an assist at Davidson adding two ground balls and a caused turnover –
#24 Emily Rosen (Jr., Baltimore, Md.) – Played in one game – one ground ball at Davidson.
#25 Amanda Shimp (Fr., Endicott, N.Y.) – Played in one game – one caused turnover at Davidson.
#26 Natale Miller (So., Birmingham, Pa.) – Played in 10 games, starting the last nine – equaled career-high three goals against Cornell – season-high three ground balls at Davidson – equaled career high of two draw controls against Duquesne and at Davidson and against California – two caused turnovers against Johns Hopkins.
#28 Kelyn Laws (So., Ellicott City, Md.) – Played in nine games with two starts – scored goals in last two games against Maryland and at Davidson – recorded one ground ball in five games – posted a draw control against Cornell and at Davidson – a caused turnover against Johns Hopkins.
#29 Alicia McClure (Jr., Hatboro, Pa.) – Played in nine games with seven starts – season-high four ground balls against Johns Hopkins and Virginia Tech – season-high two caused turnovers at Penn.
#30 Libby Schmehling (Sr., Ellicott City, Md.) – Played in seven games with three starts – season-high two ground balls against Ohio, at Davidson and against California – career-high three caused turnover against Maryland.