ODU Drops Heartbreaker at Delaware, 8-7
By ODU Athletics
April 12, 2013
NEWARK, Del. - The Old Dominion University women's lacrosse team fell in a heartbreaker to Delaware on Friday evening at Delaware Stadium, 8-7.
Despite jumping out to an early lead and holding a 5-2 advantage, Old Dominion (3-11, 1-3) was not able to come out on top as Delaware (8-5, 2-2) outscored the Lady Monarchs, 6-2, to end the contest and squeak out an 8-7 win.
In the first half, ODU struck quickly as sophomore midfielder Ashmore Standing snuck one past UD goalkeeper Alex Zaugra. The Blue Hens struck right back as Chelsea Fay scored one of her two first half goals to knot the game up at 1-1. Sophomore midfielder Christina Rea gave ODU back the lead shortly thereafter and increased their lead to 3-1 on another goal from Standing, prompting a UD timeout.
ODU was able to respond after a UD goal following the timeout and the Blue Hens then changed goalkeepers, bringing in Tori Zorovich at 4-2. Freshman midfielder Mary Margaret McCaleb would give ODU a 5-2 advantage but the Blue Hens closed the half with a pair of goals to close to gap to 5-4 at intermission.
In the second half, UD quickly tied the score in the first minute of action. After a lengthy scoreless streak, the Blue Hens scored their first lead of the game when Fay found the back of the net with just under 15 minutes to play. ODU would tie it on the third goal of the game by Rea just a couple of minutes later.
With under 10 minutes to go, UD reclaimed the lead on a free position attempt. ODU would tie it up once again shortly thereafter when freshman midfielder Rachel Shaw scored on a feed from senior attacker Meredith Rogers. Delaware was able to claim the lead for good with 4:16 to play when Caitlin McCartney scored her third goal of the game. ODU would get a couple of chances but just could not find the equalizer late.
Delaware had the 22-14 advantage in shots. McCartney and Fay, who each had three goals each, led the Blue Hens. Rea had three and Standing had two goals for ODU. Sophomore goalkeeper Karen Hayde had eight saves while UD's Tori Zorovich had six in the win.
Old Dominion continues their road swing on Sunday as they face Towson at Johnny Unitas Stadium at 1 p.m.
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