Penn State Women's Lacrosse Pounds Ohio, 16-5
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 25, 2003 - The ninth-ranked Penn State women's lacrosse team pounded Ohio, 16-5, Friday night at Jeffrey Field to improve to 8-7 on the season and 5-0 in the American Lacrosse Conference. The Bobcats fall to 5-9, 1-4 in league play.
Senior Colleen O'Hara (Ardmore, Pa.) and sophomore Kristen Burke (Severna Park, Md.) each recorded three goals for the Lions while juniors Katie Hartman (Annapolis, Md.) and Katie Jeschke (Ellicott City, Md.) and freshman Lori Havrilla (Devon, Pa.) all tallied two goals. Freshman Shari Maslin (New City, N.Y.) and juniors Jamie Donahue (Oreland, Pa.), Jackie Sherman (Wilton, Conn.) and Janique Craig (Doylestown, Pa.) all also added one goal to aid in the win.
The Bobcats opened up the scoring, as senior Alyssa Trocher connected on a free position shot just 1:51 into the contest. But Penn State answered back with an O'Hara free position goal to tie the game at 1-1. Another Nittany Lion goal, this time by Maslin and assisted by O'Hara at the 7:59 mark, gave Penn State the 2-1 lead, but Ohio recorded a mark at 13:40 to tie the game. A Hartman score at 14:38 put Penn State back on top before the Bobcats scored again less 19 seconds later to even the score at 3-3. The teams again traded goals, with a Havrilla free position goal answered with an Ohio free position goal a minute later. But two scores for Penn State, one from Hartman and the other from O'Hara, put the Lions up 6-4 at the half.
Penn State came out of the break on fire, scoring the first seven goals of the half. A Jeschke goal was followed by back to back goals from Burke within 14 seconds of each other. Donahue put away a shot at the 35:32 mark and Jeschke buried an O'Hara pass at 40:03. Just 20 seconds later Sherman tallied a goal and two minutes later O'Hara again scored on a free position shot to put the Lions up 13-4 with 17:35 remaining in the game. Ohio scored its lone goal of the half at 46:14 from Becky Oxman before Havrilla answered with a goal of her own at 48:26 to put the Lions up 14-5. Two more goals, one from Craig and another from Burke, rounded out the scoring as Penn State took the 16-5 victory.
Penn State sophomore goalkeeper Lee Tortorelli (Havertown, Pa.) recorded 14 saves in the contest.
Penn State remains home on Sunday, April 27 for a noon tilt with Big Ten and ALC foe Ohio State The contest with the Buckeyes will be broadcast on the radio on WMAJ 1450 AM and on the web at www.GoPSUsports.com and it will also be televised on College Sports Television. Contact your local cable provider or visit www.cstv.com for more information on CSTV.
Please visit Penn State's official athletics website, www.GoPSUsports.com for more information on the Penn State women's lacrosse team.