ODU Women's LAX Falls To #6 UVA, 17-6
By ODU Athletics
April 7, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- Despite holding the sixth ranked Cavaliers scoreless for nearly the first ten minutes of the game and limiting the nation's leading scoring in Amy Appelt to just three goals, the Lady Monarch women's lacrosse team fell to Virginia, 17-6, on Wednesday night.
Virginia did not reach the back of the Old Dominion net until the 21:11 mark as Tyler Leachman scored the first of her game-high five goals. Rookie Katie Veneziale (Downingtown, PA) tallied the Lady Monarchs' first goal of the night to tie the score at 1-1 with the assist coming from senior attacker Janine Rodriguez (Davidsonville, MD) with 17:55 remaining in the first half. The Cavaliers struck again with Ashleigh Haas scoring back-to-back goals and Leachman finding an opening in the span of a minute to take the lead for the rest of the game. Old Dominion's Rodriguez managed to cut the Lady Monarch deficit to 4-2 with 11:51 left until the intermission, but from there Virginia would hold Old Dominion scoreless while adding eight more goals to a 12-2 halftime edge.
The Cavaliers outscored Old Dominion just 5-4 in the second half. Senior midfielder Molly Coane (Bayshore, NY) registered the Lady Monarchs first goal of the second half at the 26:02 mark, while junior attacker Melody Shotwell (Fairfax Station, VA) added two goals midway through the second stanza. Lady Monarch leading scorer Suzanne Wosczyna (Phoenixville, PA) adding in the final Old Dominion tally of the night, being held scoreless until 5:45 remaining in the game.
Old Dominion goalkeeper Michelle Gannon (Delmar, MD) recorded nine saves in goal. Gannon has had three groundballs and two caused turnovers in the loss. Also defensively, freshman Caroline Jacobs scooped up three groundballs, while sophomore Sarah Wosczyna (Phoenixville, PA)and junior Valerie Gooch (Charlottesville, VA) each had two.
The Lady Monarchs, who fell to 3-6 on the year, return to action this weekend in two CAA match-ups. Old Dominion closes out a three-game road trip traveling to Hofstra on Friday night and to Drexel for a Sunday afternoon contest.