April 3, 2006
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Ohio lacrosse team will go for its second straight win when it travels to Virginia Tech on Tuesday, April 4. The Bobcats (3-7) are seeking their third win in the last four games.
A win versus the Hokies (6-5) would give Ohio its first winning streak of the campaign. Ohio owns a 2-1 all-time record against Virginia Tech with both victories coming in Athens.
The Ohio offense tallied a season-best 16 goals in its last game against Davidson. Freshman Kiersten McLouth (Centreville, Va.) led the squad with a season-high four markers. McLouth, Ohio's leading scorer with 15 goals, five assists and 20 points, has scored 10 goals in her last four contests. Sophomore Shannon Hadaway (Pasadena, Md.) also scored four points in the win, tallying three goals and adding an assist. Hadaway is one of three players to have reached the double-figure mark in goals (10) and ranks second on the team with 14 points. Redshirt freshman Devon Dow (Potomac, Md.) has 12 goals, including a team-high three hat tricks.
The Bobcat defense limited Davidson to only seven goals on Friday, more than 6.5 goals below its season scoring average entering the game. Sophomore Julie Roguski (Eldersburg, Md.) keyed the defensive effort and also scored her second goal of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Jen Heup made nine saves in the contest and has 118 stops for the season.
The Hokies had a two-game winning streak snapped in its last game, losing to ACC rival Maryland, 18-9. Virginia Tech is averaging 12.14 goals per game and has scored at least 15 goals in one game four times. Lindsay Pieper paces the Hokies with 28 goals and 33 points. Virginia Tech has six players with at least 12 goals.
Carrie Hill has started all 11 games in goal for the Hokies. She owns a 11.28 goals against average and has made 109 saves. As a team, Virginia Tech is allowing 11.52 goals per contest.
Following Tuesday's game, Ohio has just one road contest remaining (at Vanderbilt). The Bobcats play four of their final five games at home, including a matchup with American Lacrosse Conference rival Ohio State on April 9.