No. 4 Seed William & Mary Edges No. 5 Seed Old Dominion, 10-9
The Lady Monarchs (5-10) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the game's first 10:28 on goals by senior Jenna Bajus, sophomore Jennifer Heister, and freshman Marlaine Smith. The teams then traded goals for the rest of the first half, and Old Dominion held a 5-3 halftime advantage.
Old Dominion extended their lead to three twice in the second half on goals by junior Dana Wisniewski and freshman Danielle Hensil before the 19th ranked Tribe (5-7) began their comeback. W&M outscored ODU 6-2 over the final 15:48 to squeak out the victory. Hannaford scored three of her goals during this stretch, and junior Lindsey Lowman dished out three assists during the rally. Sophomore Colette Chaput scored the eventual game-winner with 1:38 to play to give the Tribe a 10-8 lead. Smith scored her second goal of the game for ODU with four second to play to provide the final margin.
William & Mary advances to face No. 1 seed James Madison Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at University of Richmond Stadium.
Scoring Summary 1st 2nd Final Old Dominion 5 4 9 William & Mary 3 7 10 First Half 23:21 ODU Jenna Bajus 22:40 ODU Jennifer Heister (Pam Seebald) 19:32 ODU Marlaine Smith 18:06 WM Lindsey Lowman 10:14 ODU Jennifer Heister 5:45 WM Liz Eggers (Free Position Shot) 1:57 ODU Jennifer Heister (Dana Wisniewski) :15 WM Tara Hannaford (Amy Pugno) Second Half 28:19 ODU Dana Wisniewski (Pam Seebald) 23:27 WM Amy Pugno 16:29 ODU Danielle Hensil 15:48 WM Amy Pugno 14:21 WM Tara Hannaford (Lindsey Lowman) 11:06 ODU Jenna Bajus (Dana Wisniewski) 7:46 WM Tara Hannaford (Lindsey Lowman) 5:41 WM Colette Chaput (Lindsey Lowman) 4:53 WM Tara Hannaford 1:38 WM Colette Chaput (Amy Pugno) :04 ODU Marlaine Smith (Jenna Bajus) Goalie Saves Jacque Orsi (W&M) 16; Laurie Koller (ODU) 9