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Women’s Lacrosse: McKayla Conti’s six goals lead Ohio State to 14-13 win against Binghamton

Ohio State then-junior attack Molly Wood races up field against Penn State on April 12, 2016 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSU Athletics

The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team picked up its second win of the season on the road Friday, defeating Binghamton 14-13.

The Buckeyes (2-3) capitalized off their 10-day break by holding an advantage over the Bearcats (3-4) in shots, ground balls, and draw controls.

Both teams were tied at 7-7 going into the half after Binghamton senior attack Tiffany Ryan  scored with 21 seconds left in the second quarter.

After the Buckeyes fell behind 9-7 early in the second half, Ohio State responded with a goal from junior midfielder Baley Parrott, followed by three consecutive goals from junior attack McKayla Conti in the first 10 minutes of the third quarter.

Freshman midfielder Lindsay Epstein scored the final goal for Ohio State on a free position shot with 9:28 left in the game.

The Bearcats attempted to inch their way closer, but three fouls and two turnovers kept them from a comeback win.

The final score of the game came when Binghamton redshirt senior attacker Brianne Arthur cut down Ohio State’s lead to one with less than five minutes left in the half.

Conti led Ohio State with a game-high six goals while Parrott had four, along with three draw controls and one caused turnover.

Both teams had 10 saves and the Bearcats gave up 18 turnovers compared to the Buckeyes’ 14.

Ohio State was 7-for-12 in free position shots while Binghamton was 1-for-3.

Ohio State will quickly turnaround to play Massachusetts at noon Sunday at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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