HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- No. 18 Ohio State closed out its weekend trip to the Empire state in style with a convincing 18-8 victory at Hofstra this afternoon. The win marked the 100th victory of head coach Alexis Venechanos' career and in the process, improved the Buckeyes to 9-1, tying a program record for the best start to a season.
Cian Dabrowski also had herself a day with a career-best six goals on seven shots, giving her an even 100 goals for her career. Molly Wood chipped in with four goals and tied a career-high with 13 draw controls. Rainey Hodgson steered the ship with five assists on the day.
Ohio State dominated this one from start to finish, scoring the game's first nine goals, beginning when Emalee Mongno found Paulina Constant just 15 seconds into the game. The Buckeyes never took their foot off the gas and held a 14-3 advantage in draw controls in the first half and outshot the Pride 18-7 en route to a 14-3 halftime lead. Ohio State's biggest lead was 15, 18-3, with 20 minutes left in the game before emptying its bench.
Katie Frederick (9-1) picked up the win in goal, making two saves in 38 minutes.
Lindsay Scott led Hofstra with three goals.
Ohio State is back in action next Saturday for its Big Ten opener at Michigan at Michigan Stadium. Game time is 4 p.m.
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