Vanderbilt 12, Ohio State 11
Sunday, April 21
Vanderbilt Football Stadium


#10 Commodores Stop #18 Ohio State, 12-11

Nashville, Tennessee -- The #10 Vanderbilt Commodores (9-3, 5-0) used a pair of four-goal runs in the second half take a 12-11 come-from-behind victory from the #18 Ohio State Buckeyes (8-4, 1-2) Sunday in American Lacrosse Conference action. Junior Jeannie Crawley and sophomore Jess Roguski each had hat-tricks in the match, while senior Liz Drennan put up four assists for the second time this season.

The Buckeyes opened the game with a goal 14 seconds into the first half by Megan Mirick. Vanderbilt's Crawley answered, scoring two goals in 30 seconds to give the Commodores an early lead. Ten minutes later, the Buckeyes roared back, scoring seven straight goals to take an 8-2 lead. Junior Tara Schmucker and sophomore Mary McCeney pulled the Commodores within four in the closing minutes of the half.

In the second half, Ohio State again scored in the opening minute to stretch their lead to 9-4. The Commodores came back, scoring four straight goals to come within one of the Buckeyes. Ohio State extended their lead to two, but the Commodores broke through with another four-goal run to take the lead in the 54th minute. Vanderbilt's defense held the Buckeyes off to take the 12-11 victory.

Roguski controlled eight draws on the day, helping Vanderbilt possess the ball for the majority of the second half. Schmucker and senior Megan Lewis anchored the Commodore defense which held the Buckeyes to only three goals in the second half. Freshman goalkeeper Ashley Bastinelli aided the defensive effort, recording three interceptions and making six key saves.

"Today's win was a total team effort," said Vanderbilt head coach Cathy Swezey. "Thanks to the defensive effort by Tara Schmucker and Megan Lewis, our team was never out of the game. We also knew that the game comes down to draw controls and Jess Roguski did a great job coming up with the draws."

The Commodores are 7-0 this year at home, playing in the Vanderbilt Football Stadium while a new lacrosse/soccer stadium is constructed. Their final home, regular-season game will be against third-ranked Virginia Cavaliers next Sunday at 1 p.m. Prior to the game, the Class of 2002 will be honored.

Scoring 1 2 F
Vanderbilt 4 8 12
Ohio State 8 3 11

Scoring Summary
00:14 OS Mirick (Wilson) 0-1
01:05 VU Crawley (Devlin) 1-1
01:39 VU Crawley (Drennan) 2-1
11:09 OS Cook 2-2
13:06 OS Bounds (Reade) 2-3
14:12 OS Wilson 2-4
15:24 OS Mirick 2-5
20:44 OS Wilson 2-6
22:50 OS Wilson 2-7
24:37 OS Oliver (Bounds) 2-8
26:22 VU Schmucker (FPS) 3-8
29:33 VU McCeney (Drennan) 4-8
30:25 OS Weatherill 4-9
32:13 VU Roguski (Drennan) 5-9
32:33 VU Roguski 6-9
38:57 VU Crawley (Devlin) 7-9
39:21 VU Roguski (Crawley) 8-9
40:30 OS Weatherill 8-10
47:56 VU Devlin (Drennan) 9-10
51:25 VU McCeney (Osberg) 10-10
53:35 VU Osberg (Schmucker) 11-10
56:13 VU Schmucker 12-10
58:45 OS Oliver 12-11

VU: Crawley (3), Roguski (3), Schmucker (2), McCeney (2), Osberg, Devlin
OS: Mirick (3), Wilson (3), Oliver (2), Bounds, Cook, Weatherill

VU: Drennan (4), Devlin (2), Osberg, Crawley, Schmucker
OS: Bounds, Reade, Wilson


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