April 12, 2011

OSU Ties Records in Win Over Detroit

from press release

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Thirteen Buckeyes found the back of the net, including Brittney Zerhusen with a season-high six goals, as the 19th-ranked Ohio State women's lacrosse team defeated Detroit, 26-3, Tuesday afternoon at Titan Field in Detroit, Mich. The Buckeyes matched the program records for team goals scored and largest margin of victory, while earning their sixth win in the last seven games and improving to 8-4 overall. The Titans are now 2-10 on the season.

In addition to Zerhusen's six, freshman Cara Facchina tallied a career-high four goals, junior Alayna Markwordt had three and Kirsten Donahue, Kelly Becker and Morgan Obendorfer join in as multi-goal scorers with two apiece. The 26-goal scoring mark had stood alone at the top of the OSU record books since a 1999 victory over Denver, while the last 23-goal margin of victory came in 2000, a 23-0 victory over Regis.

Outside of the team's offensive explosion, the three goals allowed stand as the fewest in four seasons for the Buckeyes. Goalies Annie Carruthers and Megan Fiorito each played 30 minutes between the pipes and combined for nine saves on the day. In total, 26 Buckeye players saw action in the contest.

Ohio State finished with a 38-14 advantage in shots and a commanding 22-9 margin in draw controls. The Scarlet & Gray also was 5-for-5 on free-position attempts, marking the first 100 percent completion rate of the season when attempting at least three in a game as a team.

The Buckeyes return to action at 1 p.m. Sunday against Penn State in University College, Pa.


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