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Women’s Lacrosse: Ohio State falls 17-16 in double-overtime thriller to Jacksonville

Ohio State then-freshman midfielder Liza Hernandez looks to pass in the offensive zone against Stanford on Feb. 24 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: James King | Sports Director

The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team fell to Jacksonville in a double-overtime thriller, losing 17-16 on the road Friday night.

Ohio State junior attacker Sara Dickinson scored with 2.2 seconds remaining in the game to take the Dolphins (2-1) into overtime. Jacksonville gained possession on a free position shot and freshman midfielder Megan Prescott scored to win the game one minute into the second overtime period.

Ohio State sophomore midfielder Liza Hernandez led the Buckeyes (1-2) with five points and junior midfielder Baley Parrott picked up three goals. Hernandez tied her career high of five goals. A goal by Hernandez nearly four minutes into the second half to tie the game at 13-13 was called back after a review in the Dolphins’ favor.

The Buckeyes had 19 turnovers, eight of which came in the second half, which gave the Dolphins an opportunity to widen their lead.

Ohio State was down by three goals entering the second half. Freshman midfielder Lindsey Epstein tied the game at 13 with 12:49 left in the second half.

Both teams traded goals until the end of regulation. Jacksonville freshman attacker Alyssa Arnold  scored with 1:34 left in the second half, leading 16-15. Senior midfielder Ashtyn Hiron led the Dolphins with four goals.

Jacksonville had 37 shots compared to the Buckeyes’ 23 shots. Ohio State was 6-for-9 in free position shots. Jacksonville had a 15-14 draw-control advantage.

Defensively, the Buckeyes held an advantage. Sophomore goalie Jillian Rizzo had six saves, helping the offense to close out the second half with a tie.

The Buckeyes look to bounce back on the road against Cincinnati on Monday.

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