Feb. 22, 2009
NOTRE DAME, ind. – The No. 11/11 Notre Dame women’s lacrosse team topped Ohio State, 14-11, Sunday at the Loftus Sports Center.
Kailene Abt led the Irish with four goals. Jillian Byers and Shaylyn Blaney each had three goals, while Gina Scioscia added two goals and one assist. Ansley Stewart scored twice and Kaitlin Keena ended the game with two assists. Jackie Doherty also added an assist for the Irish.
Ohio State was led by Gabby Capuzzi with three goals and an assist. Jayme Beard and Rachel Hawes added three goals each, and Kelly Haggerty added one goal and three assists.
Ohio State jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after a goal from Beard at 24:46. Byers answered for the Irish at 23:54 to even the score.
The Buckeyes answered with two more before Notre Dame could score again. Abt scored off an assist from Scioscia at 20:33, before Scioscia scored at 16:56 off a Keena assist at 16:56 to tie the game at 3-3.
The teams traded goals again before the Irish went on a 3-0 run. Blaney tied the game at 5-5 with an unassisted goal at 6:53, followed quickly by Byers’ goal at 6:42. Blaney scored again at 5:09 to put the Irish up 7-5. Ohio State ended the period on goals from Haggerty and Hawes to tie the game at 7-7.
The Irish opened the second period on a 5-0 run. Notre Dame got two goals from Abt and one each from Byers, Scioscia and Blaney in the first four and a half minutes of the second period.
Ohio State added a goal by Hawes at 18:50 and another by Beard at 16:42 to cut the Irish lead to 12-9.
Stewart answered for the Irish at with 12:49 left, before the Buckeyes scored another from Capuzzi with 11:23 left.
Notre Dame recorded their final goal of the game with 8:50 remaining by Stewart. Ohio State was able to tack on one more from Capuzzi with 5:12 left to make the score 14-11.
Erin Goodman got the win in goal for the Irish, recording six saves in 60:00 minutes. Kristen Gilwee notched 17 saves in 60:00 minutes in goal for Ohio State.
The Irish will host Stanford at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Loftus Sports Center.