March 25, 2006
EUGENE, Ore. - The Ohio lacrosse team couldn't overcome an 8-2 deficit, losing at Oregon by a final of 12-6 on Saturday, March 25. The Bobcats finished their spring break trip 1-2 and are now 2-7 overall, while the Ducks evened their record at 4-4.
Senior Allison Brennan (Annandale, Va.) led the Bobcats with two goals. Sophomore Frannie Sullivan (Davidsonville, Md.) and freshman Kiersten McLouth (Centreville, Va.) each had a goal and an assist. Redshirt freshman Devon Dow (Potomac, Md.) and sophomore Amanda Diehl (Westminster, Md.) both found the back of the net once. Sophomore Kelley Windle (Columbus, Ohio) added an assist.
Sophomore Jen Heup (Davidsonville, Md.) made nine saves in the game. With seven games still on the schedule, Heup has 107 for the season, the sixth-best single-season total in Bobcat history.
Seven different players scored for the Ducks. Lindsay Killian led Oregon, tallying three goals. Jen May, Alison Leiner and Ilsa van den Berg each added two goals for the Ducks.
The Bobcats turned the ball over 26 times and were 12-of-20 on clear attempts, while the Ducks committed only 14 turnovers. Oregon outshot Ohio, 26-14.
Oregon jumped out quickly scoring the first four goals of the game, including the opening tally only six seconds in. Dow put the Bobcats on the board with 15:45 left in the half. Brennan scored her first goal of the game less than 1:30 later, cutting the deficit to 4-2. The Ducks then went on another 4-0 run to close the half and take an 8-2 advantage into the intermission.
The two teams played even in the second half. Oregon put the first two goals on the board to stretch their margin to 10-2 with 24:52 left in the game. Ohio got the two goals back on scores from Sullivan and McLouth. After McLouth's marker with 23:01 left in the contest, neither team scored until the 10:32 mark when the Ducks made it 11-4. Diehl posted the Bobcats fifth goal of the game, but Oregon was able to respond to push their lead back to 12-4 with 4:37 left. Brennan notched her second goal to finish the scoring and set the final margin.
The game ended a string of six straight road contests for the Bobcats. Ohio returns home to take on American Lacrosse Conference foe Davidson on Friday, March 31. The game is slated for noon at Peggy Pruitt Field.