Lax Picks Up First Victory Of 2005 Season With 9-8 Win Over American

March 05, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 5, 2005

Box Score

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Old Dominion University women's lacrosse notched its first victory of the 2005 season as they rattled off seven unanswered goals to begin the contest en route to Saturday's 9-8 victory over American at Foreman Field.

The win improved ODU's record to 1-1 on the year, while the Eagles fell to 0-2 on the young season.

Sophomore attacker Colleen Carver (Catonsville, Md.) led the way for Old Dominion with three goals including the afternoon's game-winner unassisted with just over 10 minutes remaining in the contest. Fellow classmates Katie Veneziale (Downingtown, Pa.) and Ashley Stanwick (Aquasco, Md.) each netted two apiece. Sophomore Caroline Jacobs (Gaithersburg, Md.) and rookie Kelly Kimener each reached the back of the American net once, while Jacbos also recording a game-high two assists.

The Eagles had five different players find the back of the Lady Monarch net, led by Moriah Linnel with a game-high four goals.

Old Dominion scored seven unanswered goals to open the game and entered the half with a 7-2 advantage.

In the second half however, the Eagles went on their own tear netting four unanswered goals of their own to pull within two, 7-5, just eight minutes into the second half. Carver would break the drought just moments later and go on to score the eventual game winner with 10:31 left on the clock, giving Old Dominion a 9-5 edge. American would go on to score three more goals in the game's final six minutes to pull within one score of the Lady Monarch lead and the final margin.

In net, Old Dominion's Michelle Gannon (Delmar, Md.) posted eight saves in the win. American's Kathleen Finnegan stopped 14 shots in the loss.

Veneziale scooped up five groundball to lead the Lady Monarchs in the category, while sophomore Kristen Truax (Lexington, Va.) recording four caused turnovers. Junior Sarah Lautenbach (West Chester, Pa.) registered a game-high three draw controls.

Linnell, the game's leading scorer, led American with four groundballs while Brittany Finnegan caused four turnovers. Finnegan also recorded three draws as well.

The Lady Monarchs women's lacrosse team will return to action on Saturday, March 12 at UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland. Game time is at noon.