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Colgate Rallies Past Ohio Lacrosse, 8-6


Athens, Ohio -The Ohio lacrosse team dropped its home opener 8-6 against Colgate on Wednesday afternoon at Pruitt Field. The Bobcats jumped out to a commanding 5-1 lead in the first 10 minutes, but Colgate answered with three goals in two and a half minutes on their way to a comeback victory.

Sophomore Lindsey Hart (Vineland, Ont.) opened the scoring with a pair of goals to put Ohio up 2-0 before Colgate's Elizabeth Brown tallied a score with 22:39 left in the first half. Hart answered at 22:07 with her third goal on a pass from Becky Oxman (Bryn Mawr, Pa.). Freshmen Melissa Menna (Downingtown, Pa.) and Oxman each scored their first collegiate goals to conclude the 5-1 run.

After a timeout, the Red Raiders exploded with the aforementioned run to cut Ohio's lead to 5-4 at halftime. Colgate attacker Meghan O'Neill scored a pair of goals sandwiched around Bown's second of the game.

The Red Raiders controlled the second half outscoring the Bobcats 4-1. Ohio's lone goal came off the stick of Menna at the 19:09 mark.

Ohio netminder Jennifer Cassidy kept the Bobcats in the game with some great stops in the second half. The Ontario native finished with 14 saves.

The Bobcats hit the road for four games in six days starting this Sunday at Lehigh. Ohio's next home game is Tuesday, March 27 against Notre Dame at 3 p.m.

OHIO: Lindsey Hart (Lynz Keys) 29:20
OHIO: Hart (Trocher) 23:04
CU: Elizabeth Brown (unassisted) 22:39
OHIO: Hart (Becky Oxman) 22:07
OHIO: Melissa Menna (unassisted) 14:09
OHIO: Oxman (Trocher) 9:18
CU: Meghan O'Neill (FPS) 4:13
CU: Brown (unassisted) 2:58
CU: O'Neill (Lauren Moll) 1:53
CU: Jane Manning (unassisted) 21:25
OHIO: Menna (unassisted) 19:09
CU: Brown (unassisted) 18:04
CU: O'Neill (FPS) 12:59
CU: Manning (Caitlin Houck) 4:50

SHOTS: Ohio 20, CU 25
SAVES: Ohio 14 (Cassidy), CU 6 (Murray)

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