April 9, 1999

Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team returns home this weekend to play host to the Ohio University Bobcats. The game against the Bobcats will be played on the practice field on the west side of Fred Taylor Drive, across from the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.


The Buckeyes fell short to Virginia Tech 9-8, giving the Buckeyes their first home loss of the 1999 season. Erin Andersen led the Buckeyes with three goals and two assists. Megan Barnett added to her save total by snagging seven shots. Tuesday, the Buckeyes took on the Duquesne Dukes at Duquesne. The Buckeyes slipped past the Dukes, 13-12. Megan Mirick added to her goal total by scoring four goals against the Dukes. This is the fourth time this season that Mirick has scored four goals in a game.


Location: Athens, Ohio Enrollment: 19,241 Athletic Director: Thomas Boeh Colors: Green and White Founded: 1804 Nickname: Bobcats Head Coach: Anne Moelk Record at Ohio University: 1-2 (1st year) SCOUTING OHIO UNIVERSITY

The Ohio University women’s lacrosse team is in its first year as a varsity program. Under the direction of head coach, Anne Moelk, the Bobcats have compiled a record of 1-2. The Bobcats are led by junior Brooke Bowersock and senior Lee McCloskey. They have combined for 13 of the teams 21 goals, scoring seven and six goals, respectively. Katie Borokhovich directs the defense from the cage. Borokhovich has 33 saves and a save percentage of.407 for the season.


This weekend’s game marks the first time Ohio State and Ohio University have met on the lacrosse field. Ohio University is in its first season of varsity lacrosse.


The Ohio State coaching staff will be re-united against former Buckeye assistant coach, Anne Moelk. Moelk was an assistant coach during the 1997 and 1998 seasons. Moelk was also an assistant coach and player at Denison under Sue Stimmel’s direction.

BUCKEYES SEASON RESULTS Date Opponent Result 2/27 MERCYHURST 20-4 W 3/5 North Carolina! 5-19 L 3/7 Cornell! 8-10 L 3/13 DAVIDSON 10-9 W (ot) 3/20 Mt. St. Mary’s 11-4 W 3/21 Boston Univ.* 6-11 L 3/26 Notre Dame 15-12 W 3/27 Connecticut# 20-6 W 4/3 VIRGINIA TECH 8-9 L 4/6 Duquense 13-12 W 4/10 OHIO UNIV. 4/16 Penn State 4/18 Bucknell 4/24 VANDERBILT 4/25 DENVER Home games in caps, ! games played in Baltimore, Md., * game played in Boyertown , Penn., # game played at Notre Dame


Ohio State has scored 116 goals in 10 games, while their opponents have only scored 96 goals. The Buckeyes have been led by a powerful attack of underclassmen. Sophomore Erin Andersen leads the team in goals with 24. Freshman Megan Mirick is a close second in scoring with 22 goals. Andersen also leads the team in total points with 34. Sophomore Celeste Cianfrani has also contributed to the offense with 30 total points, off of 19 goals and 11 assists. Megan Barnett has had a amazing freshman campaign in the cage. She has snagged 114 saves. She also ranks 20th in the nation for goals-against average, averaging only 9.33 GAA per game. The Buckeyes as a team rank 17th in scoring offense, averaging 11.44 goals per game.


Sue Stimmel, a native of Boyertown, Pa., is entering her fourth season as head coach at Ohio State. She has compiled a 22-24 mark at OSU thus far, and is the only head coach in the brief history of the varsity women’s lacrosse program. Last season, against the toughest schedule ever assembled for an Ohio State women’s lacrosse team, the Buckeyes were extremely competitive in every game and lost four games by a total of nine goals. Stimmel came to Ohio State from Denison University where she guided the Big Red to a 76-24 record during her career. While at Denison, she was named NCAC Coach of the Year in 1990, 1992 and 1993. Denison won five NCAC championships and made five appearences in the NCAA Tournament during Stimmel’s tenure. Stimmel is a 1984 graduate of Temple University, where she received a degree in mathematics. She was a four-year varsity starter and a member of Temple’s national championship teams in 1982 and 1984. Stimmel is a member of the mid-Atlantic NCAA Regional Advisory Committee and the IWLCA Rules Committee.