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October 24, 2019

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ONU men’s and women’s lacrosse teams stop Marietta

Women’s team
Junior Maddie Storr (Clarence, N.Y.) tied a school record with 10 points on six goals and four assists to lead the Ohio Northern women's lacrosse team to an 18-4 victory over Marietta on Saturday afternoon at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

The Polar Bears (7-6 overall, 3-2 Ohio Athletic Conference) also got five goals and an assist from sophomore Sydney Skelding (North Plainfield, N.J./Dublin) and four goals from junior Betsy Naugle (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) in the victory.

The Pioneers (2-12, 0-6) were led by Rachel Sivie with two goals.

Junior Kelli Hill (Worthington) was magnificent in goal, stopping 14 of the 18 shots on goal she faced, a save percentage of .778.

Naugle's four goals gives her 103 career points and she now joins Storr (111 points) as a member of ONU's 100-Point Club.

Storr also held ONU with six draw controls, four caused turnovers and four ground balls to complete her dominating performance.

Sophomore Sabra Woodruff (Beavercreek) added two goals and junior Eli Carter (Lebanon) had one goal for the ONU offense.

Northern opened the game with five consecutive goals in the first seven minutes of the game.

The Pioneers pulled within 8-3, but Ohio Northern closed the half with three straight goals in the final 6:09 to lead 10-3 at intermission.

ONU put the game away by scoring the final six goals in the final 19:39 of play.

Northern outshot Marietta 42-21 and had 20 ground balls to 14 for MC.

Men’s team
Twenty-one different players scored goals as the Ohio Northern men's lacrosse team posted a 24-5 Ohio Athletic Conference victory at Marietta on Saturday afternoon at Don Drumm Stadium.

The Polar Bears (11-2 overall, 5-1 OAC) got two goals and two assists from Samuel Neff (Gainesville, Va./Trinity Christian), two goals and an assist from junior Cameron Marous (Brecksville) and two goals from senior Mitch Groves (Fishers, Ind./Bishop Chatard).

The Pioneers (4-9, 0-6) got two goals from Connor Ficke and John Stanford.

Northern raced to a quick 6-0 lead in the first 4:08 of the contest, led 12-1 at the end of the first quarter and were never threatened in the contest.

ONU played 54 different players in the game.

Senior Chris DiMarco (Worthington) scored a goal, had an assist, picked up six ground balls and was 8-for-9 in the faceoff circle for the Polar Bears.

Sophomore Preston Victory (Brentwood, Tenn.) also had six ground balls and was 7-for-9 on faceoffs.

In all, ONU won 22 of the 31 faceoffs, won the ground ball battle 40-19 and outshot MC 49-15.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Friday when they host league-leading Capital in a 7 pm contest at Dial-Roberson Stadium with first place in the OAC on the line.