Smith's Goal Lifts #16 ODU Past GMU, 12-11

March 20, 2002
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 20, 2002

FAIRFAX, VA. -- Senior midfielder Marlaine Smith (Gaithersburg, Md.) scored with three seconds remaining in regulation to lift 16th ranked Old Dominion to a come-from-behind 12-11 victory over George Mason Wednesday afternoon. ODU is now 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the CAA.

In a frantic finish, George Mason led, 11-10, but Jennifer Heister (Fayetteville, NY.) tied the match with 23 seconds left. After an offsides call on GMU, ODU got the ball and Smith scored the winning tally in the final seconds of the match.

ODU was led by Suzanne Wosczyna (Phoenixville, Pa.) and Jennifer Heister (Fayetteville, NY.) with three goals each. Janine Rodriguez and Molly Coane (Bay Shore, NY.) each scored two goals for the Lady Monarchs. George Mason was led by Jill Toomey with four goals.

Old Dominion sophomore goalie Beth O'Leary (Manlius, NY.) recorded 11 saves for the Lady Monarchs who have now won three straight matches. ODU returns to action on Saturday when they travel to national power Maryland at 1 p.m.

Line Score
#16 ODU 6-6=12 GMU 5-6=11

Goals: George Mason:Jill Toomey(4), Lisa Hagan(2), Nikki Leone (2), Susie Craig(2) Jeannine Ohler,ODU- Suzanne Wosczyna(3), Jennifer Heister (3), Janine Radriguez(2), Molly Coane (2), Danielle Hensil(1), Marlaine Smith(1).

Assists: GMU- Kirsten Olson(1), Old Dominion- Hensil(3), Wosczyna (3), Heister (1), Thomas (1)

Goalkeepers: ODU Beth O'Leary(11) saves
GMU: Meg Dentler (9) saves

Shots: ODU(20), GMU (21)
GB: ODU (14) , GMU (23)
Caused TO: ODU (4), GMU (11)
Turnovers: ODU (12), GMU (15)
Fouls : ODU (20), GMU (20)