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Women's Lacrosse Edges Hofstra, 12-10

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 06, 2003
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April 6, 2003

HEMPSTEAD, New York - Danielle Hensil led the Old Dominion University Women's Lacrosse team to a 12-10 victory over Hofstra in a Colonial Athletic Association Conference match Sunday, April 6 at James M. Shuart Stadium. Hensil had four goals for the Lady Monarchs, while teammate Suzi Wosczyna had two goals and two assists to become Old Dominion's all-time leading scorer with 206 career points as they improve to 8-3 on the season and 4-0 in the CAA.

Hofstra got on the board first as Becky Thorn recorded the first goal of the game just over five minutes into the contest, but Wosczyna responded and tied the game at 1-1 at the 9:31 mark. The Lady Monarchs' would go on a three goal scoring spurt to take a 4-2 lead as Molly Coane scored twice and Hensil tallied her first goal of the game. Hensil would score again before the end of the half and Melody Shotwell also scored giving the ODU six first half goals. Hofstra Heather Albro tallied a hat trick ending the Prides' first half scoring to bring Hofstra to within one heading into the second half (6-5).

The Lady Monarchs, though, broke out to a 9-5 lead quickly into the second half of play. Shotwell scored off of an assist from Janine Rodriques, Coane tallied from an assist from Marly Smith and Hensil found the back of the net off a feed from Wosczyna. With that assist, Wosczyna became the all-time leading scorer at Old Dominion with 205 career points.

The Pride came back to bring the score to within one again as Tara Buecker recorded a goal on an assist from Bridget Eder, Thorn scored from an assist from Caitlin Connolly and Albro scored her fourth goal of the game at the 48:32 mark. However, the Lady Monarchs would pull away from the Pride as Wosczyna, Shotwell and Hensil all scored again.

The Pride rallied at the end for two goals as Connolly and Kathleen Mikowski found the back of the net, but it wasn't enough as the Lady Monarchs held on for the 12-10 victory. The Pride drop to 4-5 on the season and 2-3 in the CAA.

Hofstra's Megan Greene played 54:32 in net for the Pride and had nine saves, while Lisa Papa had two saves in relief. Michelle Gannon recorded 15 saves in goal for the Lady Monarchs.

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