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Women's Lacrosse Holds on at Ohio State

Hokies remain perfect on season with 9-8 win.

April 3, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Virginia Tech remained perfect on the season, surviving a 9-8 struggle versus Ohio State in women's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon. The Hokies improve to 5-0 with the win while the Buckeyes fall to 5-4.

The Hokies dominated the first half, taking a 6-4 lead into halftime. However, the Buckeyes came out strong in the second half, scoring three quick goals. After a half-hour rain delay Virginia Tech got their offense back on track and outscored the Buckeyes 3-1 down the stretch for the win.

Dawn Will (Phoenix, Md.), who currently leads the nation in goals per game, led the Hokies' attack with four goals and one assist. Catherine Augustyn (Fairfax, Va.) scored three goals for the second straight game and also added an assist in the win. Erin Andersen (So., Huntington, N.Y.) led the Buckeyes with three goals and two assists.

With the win, Tech ends a three-match road swing. The Hokies return to action on Wednesday, April 7 when they entertain the University of North Carolina. First draw is scheduled for 4 p.m.

                1st  2nd  Final
Virginia Tech    6    3     9
Ohio State       4    4     8
Ohio State - Erin Andersen (3 goals, 2 assists), Celeste Cianfrani (1 goal), Miranda James (1 goal), Megan Mirick (1 goal), Laurie Rybak (1 goal), Mara Simpson (1 goal) Megan Barnett (7 saves)

Virginia Tech - Dawn Will (4 goals, 1 assist), Catherine Augustyn (3 goals, 1 assist), Lisa Givens (1 goal), Chris Mastro (1 goal) Melissa Wagner (12 saves)
Shots                 Ground Balls            Draw Control
Ohio State: 20        Ohio State: 27          Ohio State: 12
Virginia Tech : 24    Virginia Tech: 35

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