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Lacrosse hits road for first time in 2005

Contact: Jim Stephan


Molly Wurdack scored twice in Ohio's win against Virginia Tech last weekend.

ATHENS, Ohio – On the heels of a five-game home swing, the Ohio lacrosse squad will hit the road for the first time in the 2005 season this weekend, heading to Columbus to face-off with No. 14 Ohio State on Thursday, then traveling to North Carolina for a date with Davidson on Sunday.

The Bobcats finished their home stand at 1-4, picking up the lone victory on Friday against Virginia Tech. The two teams traded tallies for three overtime periods before Bobcat Dana Dobbie scored in sudden death to seal the Ohio win.

Two days later, however, the script was flipped, as Ohio (1-4, 0-2 American Lacrosse Conference) got down early and never recovered, dropping a 14-0 decision to No. 6 Johns Hopkins.

The fourteenth-ranked Buckeyes (3-1 overall, 1-0 ALC) shared Ohio’s opponents last weekend, knocking off Johns Hopkins 12-9 and Virginia Tech 13-7 in Columbus. A pair of Ohio state players—goaltender Kim Hastings and attacker Kelly Kremer—were named national players of the week by separate Web sites for their performances over the weekend.

Davidson (2-3, 0-2 ALC) has lost two straight and three of its last four, including a 15-4 defeat to Johns Hopkins. The Wildcats will play host to Iona and George Washington before welcoming the Bobcats into town.

The Bobcats and Buckeyes will meet at 7 p.m. for a St. Patrick’s Day affair, while Ohio and Davidson will tangle at 1 p.m. Sunday.