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Lacrosse Rally Falls Short Against Johns Hopkins

Contact: Jim Stephan


The Bobcats scored three late goals, including this one by Lynz Keys, but were unable to complete the comeback on Sunday.

ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio rallied from a 12-8 deficit with just over five minutes remaining to within a goal but time ran out on the Bobcats in a 12-11 American Lacrosse Conference loss to 15th-ranked Johns Hopkins Sunday afternoon at Pruitt Field.

Lindsey Hart scored four goals while Becky Oxman added three to lead the Bobcats (2-3, 0-2 ALC). Meagan Voight found the net three times for the Blue Jays (3-2, 1-1).

The teams were tied at five to start the second half but Johns Hopkins posted three scores in the first 6:57 to open an 8-5 advantage. The second and third of that run came from Voight and Heidi Pearce just 46 seconds apart. The Bobcats tallied the next three goals, including two from Oxman, to pull back even at 8-8. The last of Oxman’s hat trick – off a free position shot – was the equalizer at the 46:36 mark.

Just over a minute later, the Blue Jays made the decisive run, scoring the first of four straight goals that put the game out of reach. Pearce scored unassisted at the 47:57 mark and then Kelley Putnam capitalized on a free position shot with 10:34 remaining. The duo repeated their scores again at the 52:50 and 54:44 marks, respectively.

Ohio answered quickly with a Lynz Keys score with 2:31 remaining before Hart and Alyssa Trocher tallied last-minute goals – 59:36 and 59:51, respectively – for the final score. Ohio won the final draw but was unable to move downfield for a shot in the final nine seconds.

Ohio had opened a 2-0 lead in the first three minutes before Hopkins evened the score. The teams traded goals at three (Ohio first), four and five (Johns Hopkins) en route to the stalemate at halftime.

Trocher and Melissa Menna both tallied a goal and an assist for Ohio, with Meg Ryan adding her first-career goal. Meghan Burnett and Erinn Dennis rounded out Johns Hopkins’ scoring with two and one goal, respectively.

Ohio has 11 days off during the winter quarter exam period before returning to action March 27 against St. Mary’s (Calif.) in Philadelphia.