No. 10 Women¡¯s Lacrosse Downs No. 19 Ohio State 6-4
University Park, Pa., April 22, 2005 - The 10th-ranked Penn State women¡¯s lacrosse team defeated No. 19 Ohio State 6-4 Friday night in front of 345 fans at Jeffrey Field. The Nittany Lions improve to 9-4, 3-1 while the Buckeyes fall to 5-7, 3-2.
Senior Emily Chambers (Valley Cottage, N.Y.) and freshman Jessi Lieb (Villanova, Pa.) led Penn State in scoring with two goals each. Junior Shari Maslin (New City, N.Y.) contributed with one goal and one assist while sophomore Lindsay Dutch (Ellicott City, Md.) tallied one goal.
The game was fairly even as the Lions out shot Ohio State 23-20. Both teams collected 19 ground balls while the Buckeyes committed 14 turnovers to Penn State¡¯s 11. Senior goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.) played an outstanding game finishing with 11 saves in 60 minutes of play.
For Ohio State, Kelly Kremer, Regina Oliver, Natale Miller and Lindsay Weiner all finished with one goal apiece. Kremer and KC Carter each tallied one assist.
The Buckeyes opened the scoring in the first half when Lindsay Weiner scored an unassisted goal at the 25:12 mark. The Lions responded with four consecutive goals to close out the half and take a 4-1 lead. Lindsay Dutch scored off a free position shot followed by Emily Chambers first goal two minutes later. Jessi Lieb added a goal off a free position shot with 9:56 remaining and Chambers closed the half with her second goal of the game with one minute remaining.
Jessi Lieb tallied her second goal of the game at the 25:38 mark to put Penn State up 5-2. The Lions fired numerous shots on goal in the next 20 minutes but none found the back of the net as Buckeye goal keeper Kim Hastings was strong between the pipes finishing with seven saves in the game. Shari Maslin notched her lone goal of the game, unassisted, with 6:06 remaining to give the Lions a 6-2 advantage. Ohio State mounted a comeback scoring two consecutive goals in the final two minutes of the half but the Nittany Lion defense held their ground to claim the victory 6-4.
The Nittany Lions will next be in action when they host Ohio on Sunday, April 24 at 12:00 p.m. Penn State will then travel to John Hopkins on April 30 for its final American Lacrosse Conference game of the season.
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