Nationally ranked Ohio State led Canisius by only one goal at halftime, but outscored the Griffs 11-1 in the second half in a 16-5 women’s lacrosse victory in Columbus, Ohio. The loss dropped the Griffs to 2-3 on the season, while the 15th-ranked Buckeyes improved to 3-3.
“We played great for 30 minutes but unfortunately the game is 60 minutes,” Canisius coach Scott Teeter said.
Morgan Leonard and junior Maria Kotas (Lancaster) each had two goals for the Griffs while Tori Quinn added a goal and an assist.
The shots were even at 13 at halftime with Ohio State holding a 5-4 lead. Then the Buckeyes scored four goals in 5 minutes and 20 seconds.
Meanwhile, in Dover, Del., St. Bonaventure recorded the first shutout in 13 seasons of women’s lacrosse at the school in a 19-0 win over Delaware State. The Bonnies (3-0) scored 15 times in the first half, with Cara Callahan getting four of her career-best five goals in that frame.
Bona’s leading scorer, Jenna Schlagenhauf, tallied three goals, giving her 11 for the season, while handing out a career-best four assists. Taylor Ventre, Marybeth Madia and Carrie Kubasta each added two goals. Mikayla Place scored once while also dishing out five assists. Karly Kocis made two saves in the first half for Bona and Sara Schlagenhauf made one in the second.
In baseball, three Canisius pitchers combined to shut out Longwood, 7-0, in Farmville, Va. The Griffs (10-5) have won six of their last seven games.
Freshman Alex Godzak earned his first collegiate win by going seven innings, allowing three hits, walking one and striking out four. Senior Jason Rubenstein (Niagara CCC) went 1∑ innings and sophomore Eric Stolzenburg (Williamsville East) got the final two outs.