April 12, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The 10th-ranked Commodore women's lacrosse team suffered an upset loss at Ohio State Sunday, 15-13.
With the game tied at 9-9 with 19 minutes to play, the Buckeyes scored four consecutive goals to take the game's largest lead. Vanderbilt would pull back to within a goal at 14-13 with less than three minutes to go after goals by junior Sarah Downing and freshmen Alex Priddy and Ally Carey.
The Commodores would miss three shot attempts to tie to the game in the final minutes, including OSU's goalkeeper's 12th save of the game. The Buckeyes scored the game's final goal just before time expired for the final 15-13 margin.
Downing led Vanderbilt with four goals. Sophomore Katherine Denkler had a hat-trick, while Carey and senior Cara Giordano tallied two goals each.
Rachel Hawes led the Buckeyes with five goals, including the eventual game-winner.
Vanderbilt led OSU in draw controls by an 18-11 margin, with Carey collecting a game-high five and junior Carter Foote controlling four draws.
The Commodores will return home this week to play host to No. 8 Notre Dame on Wednesday, April 15. The opening draw is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CT following Senior Day festivities.