Lady Monarchs Host George Mason Friday

March 31, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 31, 2005

NORFOLK, Va. (March 21, 2005) -- The Old Dominion women's lacrosse team (3-3 overall) returns home to Foreman Field for the first time in four games as they open up Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play hosting the George Mason Patriots at 3:00 p.m. Friday.

Sophomore midfielder Caroline Jacobs (Gaithersburg, Md.) is leading the way for Old Dominion having accumulated 14 goals and 10 assists for a team-leading 24 points. In this week's CAA stats, Jacobs ranks 10th in goals per game (2.33), third in assists per game (1.67), and fifth in points per game (4.00). Jacobs had a highly successful weekend last week as she registered a career-high seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) in a thrilling overtime session with Temple and followed with six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in Monday's 9-8 victory at Rutgers.

Right behind Jacobs on the stat sheet is fellow classmate Ashley Stanwick (Aquasco, Md.) who has racked up a team-leading 16 goals to go along with two assists for a total of 18 points on the season. Stanwick currently ranks sixth in the CAA in goals per game (2.67) and 10th in points per game (3.00).

In the national stats, sophomore Katie Veneziale (Downingtown, Pa.) continues to be among the country's Division I leaders in draw controls. Currently third in the conference averaging 3.50 draws per game, she ranks 12th nationally in the category.

The Patriots enter Friday's contest with a 1-6 record having already faced five Top 20 teams including North Carolina, Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Boston University, and Loyola (Md.). On Wednesday, George Mason dropped its third straight contest suffering a 15-3 loss at the hands of the Greyhounds.

Senior attacker Kristy Manas is leading the Patriots with seven goals, six assists, and 13 points closely followed by junior Sarah Bryant with nine goals, three assists, and rookie Laura King with 10 goals.

In goal, George Mason's last line of defense is senior Second Team All-American Meg Dentler. Dentler is posting a .536 save percentage and holding a 9.71 goals against average. She is a top the CAA saves per game list averaging 11.71 stops per game.

Following Friday's game with the Patriots, the Lady Monarchs will hit the road again traveling to reigning CAA champion, James Madison, on Sunday. Game time in Harrisonburg, Virginia is 1:00 p.m.