Lady Monarchs Advance To CAA Finals On Penalty Kicks Over Tribe

November 02, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 2, 2006

Box Score

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA-- The Lady Monarchs (16-4-1) and 11th ranked William and Mary (16-1-3) battled to a 1-1 tie, but the ODU advances to its first ever CAA Final, besting the Tribe, 6-5 on penalty kicks. ODU will play sixth seeded James Madison (10-8-2) Saturday at 4:00 for the title.

Senior Heather Jones made the deciding penalty kick for the Lady Monarchs after ODU's keeper Laura Tupman (Virginia Beach, Va.) blocked Brittany Bode's shot.

William and Mary ranked 11th nationally jumped out in front six minutes into the match when Donna Mataya got a pass from Claire Zimmeck for the score. Later in the period ODU's leading scorer Katie Watson missed on penalty kick with a chance to tie the match.

In the second half the Lady Monarchs tied the match 57 minutes into the half as Watson got a pass from senior Heather Vaughan in the box. It was the All-CAA forwards 13 goal of the season.

The two teams battled to two scoreless overtime sessions. They then went to penalty kicks to decide who would advance to the finals on Saturday.

ODU's keeper Tupman made three saves on the night while Meghan Walker of William and Mary had five.

ODU and JMU played on Oct.8 with the Lady Monarchs winning, 2-1 in Norfolk.

ODU 0-1-0-0 =1 WM 1-0-0-0 =1

6:31 WM Donna Mataya from Clarie Zimmeck 57:07 ODU Katie Watson from Heather Vaughan

Shots: ODU (21) WM (15) Corners: ODU (2), W&M (4) Saves: ODU-Tupman (3) WM - Meghan Walker (5)

PENALTY KICKS WM - Colins - good ODU - Messier -good WM- Kittleson- good ODU Knorowski - good WM - Lauer -good ODU - McKenzie - blocked WM - Bowers - good ODU - Pearson - good WM - Brown - blocked ODU - Watson - good

WM - Mataya - good ODU - Vaughan - good WM - Bode - blocked ODU - Jones - jones