March 10, 2006
BALTIMORE, Md. - The Ohio women's lacrosse team faced its third straight ranked opponent, losing to No. 4 Johns Hopkins, 17-6, on Friday, March 10 at Homewood Field in Baltimore. Ohio is now 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the American Lacrosse Conference, while the Blue Jays remained unbeaten at 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the ALC.
Sophomore Kelley Windle (Columbus, Ohio) led the Bobcats offensively with a career-best two goals. Freshman Lauren Roguski (Eldersburg, Md.), sophomore Kari Fasick (Marriottsville, Md.), sophomore Shannon Hadaway (Pasadena, Md.) and sophomore Katie Smith (Ohsweken, Ontario) all scored goals for Ohio. Sophomore Frannie Sullivan (Davidsonville, Md.) had the Bobcats' lone assist.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jen Heup (Davidsonville, Md.) made 11 saves and led the team with five ground balls. It was the fifth time in Ohio's six games that Heup has reached double figures in saves.
Mary Key led the Blue Jays with five goals and two assists for seven points. Sarah Walsh added four points on three goals and an assist, while Annie Wagner tallied three goals. Lauren Riddick was the winning goalkeeper for Johns Hopkins, allowing three goals and making two saves in 43:17 of action. Amelia Harris made her season debut and allowed three goals while making four saves.
The Bobcats established a season low in turnovers for the fourth straight game, committing just seven miscues in the contest, however the Blue Jays held a 16-8 advantage on draw controls. Johns Hopkins converted on 4-of-8 free position attempts, while the Bobcats were 0-for-7.
Johns Hopkins scored the first three goals of the game, including two by Walsh, in just more than six minutes. Windle's first goal pulled Ohio to within two at the 9:14 mark, but Wagner sparked a 6-0 run for the Blue Jays to make the score 9-1 with just less than five minutes left in the half. Roguski tallied her second goal of the season to make it 9-2, but Hopkins answered with three straight to end the half. Key tallied four of her goals before halftime.
Key scored her fifth goal of the game to start the second half and push the Blue Jays' advantage to 13-2. Wagner made it 14-2 before Hadaway converted a pass from Sullivan to put the Bobcats back on the board with just more than 24 minutes left. The Blue Jays scored three unanswered to take their largest lead of the contest at 17-3 with 17:18 left. Ohio scored the last three goals of the game, single tallies by Windle, Fasick and Smith, to set the final score
Four of the Bobcats five losses this season have come to teams ranked in the IWLCA top 20, including two teams ranked among the nation's top five.
The Bobcats now have 10 days off during Ohio's final exam period before embarking on a spring break trip to the West Coast. Ohio will play at California on March 21, at St. Mary's on March 23 and at Oregon on March 25.