Women's Lacrosse Wraps Non-Conference Play With 19-11 Loss at Ohio State
March 20, 2010
COLUMBUS, OH - A five-goal run late in the second half helped Ohio State stave off the George Washington women's lacrosse team's rally attempt as the Colonials dropped their final non-conference game of the season, 19-11, against the Buckeyes at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Senior Taylor Donohue scored two of her team-high four goals as GW (2-7) scored four unanswered goals to turn an eight-goal deficit into a 14-10 contest with 11:35 remaining.
An injured Buckeye player on the ensuing draw caused a lengthy delay and helped the hosts regroup and OSU went on to tally five consecutive goals for its largest lead of the game at 19-10 with 5:59 to play. Sophomore Sarah Phillips scored just over a minute and a half later for the 19-11 final margin.
Phillips finished with a team-high five points on three goals and two assists, Donohue had a season-high four tallies and sophomore Megan Seidman added four points on a hat trick and an assist to pace the Colonials.
Junior goalkeeper Christine Lovett, who made her second straight start, stopped two shots and allowed 11 goals in the first half. Junior Liz Hoffman, who took the loss, made three saves and surrendered eight goals in 24 minutes in the second half. Rookie Jess Hicks wasn't forced to make a stop in the final six minutes in her first collegiate action.
Ohio State's top 4 scorers combined for 28 points, led by nine from Alayna Markwordt's four goals and five assists. Brittney Zerhusen led all players with six goals and added an assist, Jayme Beard chipped in four goals and two helpers and Kelly Haggerty recorded three goals and three assists.
Seidman spotted the visitors a 1-0 lead just over four minutes into the game on an assist from Lacey, but the Buckeyes scored six of the next seven goals to lead 6-2 with 18:31 left in the first half. Seidman completed her hat trick with back-to-back goal at the 17:44 and 13:48 marks to make it 6-4 before a 5-0 spurt gave OSU its widest margin of the period at 11-4.
Phillips and Donohue provided unassisted strikes in the final 1:44 of the stanza to pull the Colonials within 11-6 at the break. Haggerty, Zerhusen and Markwordt opened the second half with goals as OSU climbed ahead 14-6.
With her four goals, Donohue now ranks fourth all-time at GW in career goals (85), assists (45) and points (130).
GW opens Atlantic 10 Conference play Friday against defending league champion Massachusetts at Mount Vernon Field at 4:00 pm.