#7 James Madison Downs Women's Lax, 19-8
By ODU Athletics
April 4, 2004
NORFOLK, VA -- The Old Dominion women's lacrosse team fell to 3-5 overall and 0-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association as they were handed a 19-8 loss by seventh ranked and defending CAA Champion James Madison (7-3 overall, 2-0 CAA) in conference action on Foreman Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Dukes got six goals and an assist from leading scorer senior midfielder Gail Decker, while junior attack Jessica Brownridge added in two. Other multiple scorers for James Madison included senior midfielder Megan Hannum, and junior midfielder Carrie Martell with two nets apiece. In all, ten different Dukes reached the back of the Lady Monarch net.
Old Dominion was led by junior attacker Melody Shotwell (Fairfax Station, VA) with three goals in the loss. Senior attacker Janine Rodriguez (Davidsonville, MD) also added in two goals. Senior midfielder and Lady Monarch leading scorer Suzanne Wosczyna (Phoenixville, PA) added in a goal and three assists, while freshman midfielder Caroline Jacobs (Gaithersburg, MD) and freshman reserve Kristen Truax (Lexington, VA) each netted a goal.
The Lady Monarchs took an early 3-0 lead against the defending CAA Champs with Wosczyna, Shotwell, and Jacobs each having a turn to fire one into the Duke net with 24:32 left in the first half of play. However, Old Dominion would go scoreless over the next 20 minutes as the James Madison offense fired back eight unanswered goals. Truax and Rodriguez poured in two more goals in less than a minute's span in the closing minutes, but JMU's Decker would add in the final and eventual game winning goal with :58 on the clock as the Dukes' entered the half up, 9-5.
Old Dominion closed to within two in the opening minutes of the second half. Rodriguez, off a feed from Wosczyna, scored less than a minute into the second stanza, and Truax found Shotwell open in front of the Duke net as the Lady Monarchs closed the gap to 9-7 with 26:29 remaining in the game. The Lady Monarchs would score just one more time with Shotwell converting her free-position attempt at the 18:07 mark, but not before James Madison poured in four more goals to up their lead to 13-8. The Dukes closed out the game scoring six unanswered goals and ended up outscoring their opponent 10-3 in the second half.
In net, the James Madison duo of Amy Altig and Livy King combined for seven saves. Sophomore netminder Michelle Gannon (Delmar, MD) recorded 11 saves in the loss. Freshman Jeannine Frank (Annandale, VA) also appeared in the Lady Monarch net for three minutes, recording one stopped shot on net.
Senior midfielder Erin Lindsey (Audubon, PA) scooped up four groundballs for the Lady Monarchs, while Wosczyna picked up three. Wosczyna also registered four draw controls and three caused turnovers.
For James Madison, junior defender Ashlee Dardine picked-up six draws, while senior defenders Jessica Beard and Lyndsay Grahm each had four groundballs. Junior midfielder Carrie Martell led the Dukes with three caused turnovers.
Old Dominion heads out onto the road for its next three games. The Lady Monarchs face their second straight and third overall Top Ten team when they travel to #5 Virginia on Wednesday, April 7th.