Lady Monarchs Close Regular Season With 8-2 Victory Over Princeton

October 31, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 31, 2004

Box Score

NORFOLK, Va. -- Seniors Lynn Farquhar (Alexandria, Va.) and Beth Maddox (Va. Beach, Va.) each ended their regular season tenure at Foreman Field on a high note as No. 7 Old Dominion closed out the regular season campaign with an 8-2 victory over Princeton.

The victory gives Old Dominion a 13-6 overall record heading into next weekend's Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament. The Lady Monarchs, the number two seed, will square off against third seeded Delaware in the opening round. William & Mary, the host and top seed, awaits the winner of this afternoon's Hofstra/Drexel match-up to determine the fourth and final participant of the tournament. Princeton, coming off a 2-1 double overtime victory against the Tribe fell to 7-9 overall.

Four Lady Monarchs had two goals apiece. Maddox, freshman Shannon Mobley (Va. Beach, Va.), sophomore Dana Sensenig (Denver, Pa.), and junior Janelle Engle (Mt. Joy, Pa.) each found the back of the Tiger cage twice. Farquhar and Sensenig also registered two assists apiece in the victory.

Both Tiger goals were scored by junior attacker Lauren Ehrlichman and assisted by senior midfielder Natalie Martirosian.

Maddox led the charge for Old Dominion scoring six minutes into the game to give the Lady Monarchs' a lead they would never lose. Mobley, in just her second career star,t recorded the assist and then later put away the Lady Monarchs' second tally with 16:10 left in the first half.

Princeton got onto the board with 9:06 left in the half as Ehrlichman put away the first of her two goals. However, the Lady Monarchs responded right away as Engle converted one of two penalty corner goals for the eventual game-winner. The Tigers cut the deficit back to one, 3-2, with 4:03 remaining in the half as Ehrlichman reached the back of the Lady Monarch net again, however Old Dominion would go on to tally a penalty corner goal by Engle as time expired in the first half and add four unanswered goals in the second half.

The Tiger defense kept Old Dominion at bay until Mobley broke through for the Lady Monarchs' first goal of the second half and her second goal of the afternoon with 13:35 left. Moments later Sensenig, ODU's leading scorer, tallied the first of back-to-back goals and Maddox rounded out the scoring barrage with 6:36 left in the game.

In net, Princeton's Allison Nemeth made four saves, while Mary Cate Gordon (Oreland, Pa.) made five stops in between the pipes for Old Dominion.

Old Dominion outshot the Tigers, 12-10, and held a 10-9 advantage in penalty corners.

The Lady Monarchs return to action in the post-season next weekend when they travel to Williamsburg, Va. for the CAA Tournament.