Commodores Blast Bobcats 17-8
Tennessee -- The #10 Vanderbilt Commodores (7-2, 3-0 ALC)
came into form Friday, defeating the Ohio Bobcats (5-3, 0-2)
by a score of 17-8 in American Lacrosse Conference action.
Junior Tara Schmucker and sophomore Jess Roguski each had
four goals on the day for the Commodores, while sophomore
goalkeeper Liz Exline made 12 saves.
The first nine minutes of the game were back and forth, with
each team scoring four goals. In the 11th minute, Schmucker
completed her first career hat-trick and gave Vanderbilt a
lead they would not relinquish.
Over the next 34 minutes, the Commodores held the Bobcats
scoreless while rattling off 11 more goals of their own to
open up a 16-4 advantage. Vanderbilt allowed a few late goals,
but scored in the final ten seconds of the game, giving them
the 17-8 victory.
Every Commodore who was available for Head Coach Cathy Swezey
saw action on the day. Freshman goalkeeper Ashley Bastinelli
missed her second game in a row due to illness. Exline, making
only her second career start, played poised behind a solid
Schmucker's five point performance was a career-high, while
sophomore Bridget Morris and freshman Meg Spies each scored
their first career goal. Mary McCeney added four points for
Vanderbilt, while junior Jeannie Crawley scored her fifth
hat-trick of the season; senior Kinsey Osberg also had three
"Our team played a very solid game on both sides of the
ball today," said Swezey. "I felt very good about
the way we attacked the goal. It's also great to be able to
give all of our players such valuable, in-game experience."
Vanderbilt travels to North Carolina next weekend to face
the Tar Heels on Friday night and the Davidson Wildcats on
VU: Schmucker (4), Roguski (4), Crawley (3), McCeney (2),
Osberg, Devlin, B. Morris, Spies.
OU: Hart (4), Gombeski (2), Trocher, Keys.
VU: Drennan (2), Osberg (2), McCeney (2), Crawley, Schmucker,
C. Morris, B. Morris.
OU: Oxman, Menna, Link
00:32 VU Schmucker 1-0
01:14 OH Hart (FPS) 1-1
04:16 VU McCeney (Drennan) 2-1
04:58 OU Trocher (Oxman) 2-2
05:41 OU Keys 2-3
07:25 VU Schmucker 3-3
08:08 VU Roguski 4-3
08:41 OU Gombeski (Menna) 4-4
10:25 VU Schmucker 5-4
16:51 VU Roguski (Drennan) 6-4
21:36 VU Crawley 7-4
22:29 VU Crawley (Osberg) 8-4
27:14 VU Roguski (McCeney) 9-4
27:34 VU Spies (McCeney) 10-4
29:15 VU Schmucker (Crawley) 11-4
29:41 VU Crawley (B. Morris) 12-4
32:00 VU B. Morris (FPS) 13-4
34:09 VU McCeney 14-4
35:53 VU Osberg (Schmucker) 15-4
39:40 VU Roguski (Osberg) 16-4
42:00 OU Hart (Link) 16-5
44:30 OU Bombeski 16-6
53:55 OU Hart 16-7
58:48 OU Hart 16-8
59:50 VU Devlin (C. Morris) 17-8
VU: Exline 12
OU: Cassidy 10