Sensenig's Two Goals Lift Field Hockey To 2-1 Overtime Victory Over #4 Maryland
By ODU Athletics
Oct. 15, 2004
NORFOLK, Va. -- The #8 Old Dominion field hockey team denied the fourth ranked Maryland Terrapins its second straight sweep of the annual home-and-home series as they avenged their earlier 6-0 loss with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory at Foreman Field Friday night.
Sophomore midfielder Dana Sensenig (Denver, Pa.) notched both goals in the Lady Monarch victory. Old Dominion's leading scorer tallied her first goal with 12:41 remaining in regulation in a rebound off Terp keeper Kathryn Masson to tie the game at 1-1. In the seven-on-seven extra session, Sensenig took a long pass from senior Lynn Farquhar (Alexandria, Va.), dribbled into the circle avoiding an on-coming Terp defender, and drove home the game-winner 2:49 into the 15 minutes overtime period.
The game was a defensive battle for the Lady Monarchs all night as Maryland outshot Old Dominion, 17-5, and held a 8-1 advantage in penalty corner opportunities. Sophomore netminder Mary Cate Gordon (Oreland, Pa.) was kept busy all-night as she recorded nine saves. The Lady Monarch defense, which included a defensive save by junior Janelle Engle (Mt. Joy, Pa.), continually cleared the ball out of the circle but allowed just one Terp goal.
The Terps took a 1-0 lead late in the first half. Maryland leading scorer Tiffany Marsh got one past Gordon 31 minutes into the contest as she came tearing into the circle along the left side of the net.
Maryland's goalkeeper, Masson, who was named National Rookie of the Week by womensfieldhockey.com, recorded one save.
The game was Old Dominion's third overtime win of the season. The Lady Monarchs captured their seventh straight victory and improved to 10-3 overall. Maryland, coming off a thrilling 5-4 overtime session against Duke, fell to 12-3.
The Lady Monarchs return to action on Sunday, October 17th at 1:00 p.m. against #5 Duke. Old Dominion will look to avenge another loss as the Lady Monarchs fell 4-2 in the first meeting against the 2004 national runner-ups.