April 17, 1999

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The Penn State women’s lacrosse team used a late game rally to hold off Ohio State 10-8 Friday evening. The Lions move their record to 10-4, while the Buckeyes fall to 7-5.%^$

%^$The Lions jumped out to 6-0 advantage to start the game. The Lions took a 6-2 lead into halftime. The Buckeyes came out strong to start the second half, scoring six unanswered goals to lead 8-6. However, Penn State scored the last four goals to win.%^$

%^$Erin Andersen (So., Huntington, N.Y.) and Celeste Cianfrani (So., Telford, Pa.) each scored three goals to lead the Buckeyes. Megan Barnett snagged 11 saves.%^$

%^$After the game Ohio State coach Sue Stimmel said she was proud of her team’s effort. “I’m disappointed that all that effort didn’t get the victory,” she added.%^$

%^$Ohio State will play again on Sunday at Bucknell.%^$

%^$Scoring%^$ 1st 2nd Final%^$Ohio State 2 6 8%^$Penn State 6 4 10%^$%^$Statistics%^$

%^$Ohio State- Erin Andersen (3 goals, 1 assist), Celeste Cianfrani (3 goals), Kylee Reade (1 goal), Laurie Rybak (1 goal), Megan Mirick (1 assist)%^$Megan Barnett (11 saves)%^$

%^$Penn State- Jen Johnson (3 goals), Jen Webb (2 goals), Summer Downing (1 goal), Christine Kenney (1 goal), Emily Mechem (1 goal, 2 assists), Colleen O’Brien (1 goal), Julie Tice (1 goal, 2 assists), B.J. Lucey (1 assist), Megan Martin (1 assist)%^$Megan Ames (12 saves)%^$