Women's Lacrosse Holds Off George Mason, 10-9
By ODU Athletics
April 10, 2011
NORFOLK, Va. - Rebecca Hartrum scored three goals and the Old Dominion University women's lacrosse held George Mason without a shot on its last possession to take a 10-9 win Sunday afternoon at the Powhatan Sports Complex.
Each team scored six goals for a tie game heading into halftime, the Lady Monarchs came out after the break with three-straight goals to take control.
Emily Austerberry gave ODU a 7-6 lead seven minutes into the half before Hartrum scored two goals 49 seconds apart for the 9-6 lead.
George Mason fought back to make it 9-8 before another Hartrum goal made it 10-8. Emma Kriss sent a pass from behind the goal to Hartrum who send a shot from the left side past the GMU goalie.
Allie Hilderbrandt made it 10-9 with five minutes remaining in the game, but with 23 seconds left, Mason got the ball back but was unable to get a shot off due to ODU's relentless defense.
The game was even throughout the first half, as neither team held more than a one goal advantage.
ODU got on the board first when Bernardini scored on a free position shot just 49 seconds into the contest.
George Mason tied it with a goal by Anna Kopecka but Sarah Wright regained the lead for the Lady Monarchs with an unassisted goal just 19 seconds later.
The Patriots fought back with two-straight goals to take their first lead of the game but Rebecca Reymann picked up a loose ball and fired a shot past the GMU goalie to tie the score at four.
The Lady Monarchs struck again with an Alyssa Dragon goal for the 5-4 advantage. As was the theme, Mason tied the score with a goal from Kopecka.
Wright scored her second goal of the game off of a pass from Bernardini but Kopecka tied the score at six with just 16 seconds left in the half to make a 6-6 game.
The Lady Monarchs continue their homestand on Friday when they on Drexel at 7 p.m. in the annual Scholarship game.