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Lacrosse Opens Homestand with 10-8 Loss to California

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Lacrosse Opens Homestand with 10-8 Loss to California

Contact: Jim Stephan


The Bobcats will host Vanderbilt and Howard next weekend.

  • Official Game Stats

    ATHENS -- Sophomore Dana Dobbie scored four goals and dished out an assist, but Ohio fell behind 7-3 by halftime and could never recover in a 10-8 loss to California Friday afternoon at Pruitt Field. Kristen Gombeski added a pair of goal for the Bobcats.

    Laura Cavallo led all scorers with five goals, including back-to-back strikes in a three-minute span that stretched an 8-5 lead to 10-5 with 15:23 remaining.

    "The girls played hard today," said Ohio head coach Kate Brew. "We did a nice job of limiting our turnovers, something which has caused us trouble recently. Unfortunately, we did not finish on the offensive end. Despite begin heavily guarded, Dana did a good job with four goals and an assist."

    Ohio (3-7) opened the scoring on a free position shot by freshman Kelly Windle just 1:38 into the contest. But the Golden Bears answered with goals just 31 seconds apart -- at 7:26 and 7:57 -- to grab a lead they would never relinquish. They added another pair to open a 4-1 advantage with 17:43 left in the half.

    Gombeski's first strike 29 seconds following trimmed the lead to 4-2, but the margin reached four on goals with 14:35 and 8:49 to play in the period. The first goal by Dobbie made the score 6-3 at the 7:53 mark. The backbreaker came just two seconds before intermission when Molly Brady pushed the Cal lead to 7-3.

    The Bobcats started the second half with the first goal as Ohio freshman Frannie Sullivan made the score 7-4 by converting a Dobbie pass with 27:18 to play. Cal answered 51 seconds later, but the lead went back to three, 8-5, 35 seconds after that on the second Gombeski goal.

    After Cavallo's two goals, Dobbie single-handledly rallied the Bobcats. She scored on a pass from Windle with 14:06 left, then earned free position goals with 1:56 and 1:36 left in the contest. However, Cal won the next draw control to seal the victory.

    "We started to swing the momentum late in the second half, but we were just too far behind," Brew added.