COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team won their fourth home game of the season Wednesday at the Woody Hayes Center, topping Cincinnati 15-10
THE SHORT STORY
The Buckeyes got at least one goal from nine different players and never looked back after taking the lead with eight minutes left in the first period. Liza Hernandez and Maura McGregor each registered hat tricks while Sophie Baez and Janie Cowley scored two goals each for Ohio State. Ali Beekhuizen, Chloe Johnson, Nicole Ferrara, Caly O’Brien and Meg Matey each scored one goal to help the Buckeyes defeat the Bearcats. Jill Rizzo made 15 saves in goal to secure an Ohio State school record of 600 career saves from a single goalie. Ohio State outshot Cincinnati 31-29, held the edge in ground balls, 18-16, and were perfect on clears, 18-18.
“A win any day is a great day,” said head coach Amy Bokker. “I’m really proud that we competed the whole time and we made some good adjustments in the game that was needed and we got to walk away with the W. It was a great game.”
“I honestly didn’t know I broke the record until I was told after the game. It hasn’t really hit me yet but it’s pretty exciting and a pretty big deal so I should recognize that,” said Jill Rizzo. “Coach told us to be confident in ourselves, the game plan and each other and I think we went out there and did that tonight.”
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HOW THE GOALS WERE SCORED
JUST THE STATS
Shots: Ohio State 31, Cincinnati 29
Ground Balls: Ohio State 18, Cincinnati 16
Draw Controls: Ohio State 15, Cincinnati 12
Clears: Ohio State 18-18, Cincinnati 20-24
Free Position Shots: Ohio State 4-9, Cincinnati 0-4
Saves: Ohio State 15, Cincinnati 10
Fouls: Ohio State 23, Cincinnati 17
Turnovers: Ohio State 18, Cincinnati 14
THIS AND THAT
The Buckeyes will travel to Notre Dame, Ind. to take on No. 2 Notre Dame this Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. ET.