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Ohio Lacrosse Uses High-Powered Attack to Overpower Canisius

Contact: Jim Stephan


Four Bobcats scored "hat tricks" in lacrosse action on Sunday: (clockwise from top left) Lindsey Hart, Melissa Menna, Becky Oxman, and Alyssa Trocher.

  • 2002 Ohio Lacrosse Schedule/Results

    BUFFALO, N.Y. Ohio broke a 1-1 tie with the final 18 goals of the game to crush Canisius 19-1 in women's lacrosse action Sunday afternoon in Buffalo. The win improves the Bobcats to 8-4 on the season, tying the school record for wins in a year and guaranteeing the first winning season since the program resumed in 1999.

    Lindsey Hart, Melissa Menna, Alyssa Trocher and Becky Oxman each scored three times in the win, while sophomore Lynz Keys added two tallies. Hart led all players with six points but adding three assists to her scoring total.

    The Bobcats, playing their final road game of the season, erupted for a 14-1 lead through the first 30 minutes. Ohio took a 1-0 lead 1:28 into the contest on Trocher's first score. After the Griffs tied the game at the 3:18 mark, the Bobcats took control. Menna scored back-to-back goals before Hart added her first tally at the 7:18 mark. In just under six minutes more, Oxman and Keys notched two goals each and Menna scored once to make the lead 9-1. Before intermission, Hart, Trocher, Oxman, Kristen Gombeski and Dianne Villarreal added goals.

    Ohio outscored the Griffs 5-0 in the second half with Hart, Trocher, Caitlin Link, Erin Fox and Courtney Santelli chipping into the scoring.

    Ohio outshot Canisius 35-5. Goalkeepers Jennifer Cassidy and Katie Borokhovich each made three saves for the Bobcats.