Lacrosse Defeats Ohio, 8-6 4/18/03
Tenn. - Four Vanderbilt goals in the final 9:28 of the
first half gave the Commodores an 8-6 American Lacrosse
Conference victory over Ohio Friday afternoon at Pruitt
Field in Athens, Ohio. Jeannie Crawley scored two goals
and dished out two assists, including one of each in
the deciding run while Jess Roguski also had two goals
for the 17th-ranked Commodores (6-6, 3-2).
Ohio (4-8, 1-3) opened the scoring when Lynz Keys converted
a pass from Becky Oxman just 1:18 into the contest.
The teams played possession offense for the next 19
minutes, until Roguski tied the score on a free position
shot with 9:28 left in the period.
Vanderbilt took the lead for good with 8:02 left when
Lauren Peck, the second leading scorer in the ALC, tallied
her only goal of the contest. The lead doubled less
than two minutes later on a goal by Meg Spies at the
The Bobcats trimmed the margin back to a goal, 3-2,
on a Lindsey Hart free position shot, 2:05 before halftime.
However, Vanderbilt regained momentum heading into the
break with Crawley's first goal, just seven seconds
Vanderbilt added to the lead 2:17 into the second period
on Roguski's second goal of the game, but the Bobcats
quickly answered on a free position shot by Becky Oxman
just 15 seconds later. The Commodores struck again for
a 6-3 lead on a free position shot by Crawley with exactly
26 minutes to play before Ohio trimmed the deficit back
to two on a free position shot by Trocher with 22:39
The Commodores took just over a minute to respond,
when Tara Schmucker converted a Crawley pass for a 7-4
advantage with 21:36 remaining. Ohio scored back-to-back
goals to close to within a goal, 7-6, with seven-plus
minutes to play. But Vanderbilt held the ball for nearly
five consecutive minutes, finally scoring on a Michelle
Allen shot with 1:22 left.
Vanderbilt outshot Ohio 31-15 in the contest, won 10
of 14 draw controls and got to 34 ground balls. The
Bobcats had 19 turnovers to the Commodores' 14. Ashley
Bastinelli made seven saves in the Vanderbilt net, while
Ohio's Jen Cassidy stopped 10 Commodore shots.
The Commodores next game is Sunday at Ohio State. The
game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. Central start.