Commodores Stop #18 Ohio State, 12-11
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
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.
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),
OS: Mirick (3), Wilson (3), Oliver (2), Bounds, Cook, Weatherill
VU: Drennan (4), Devlin (2), Osberg, Crawley, Schmucker
OS: Bounds, Reade, Wilson