Hofstra Defeats Lady Monarch Lax, 15-7
By ODU Athletics
April 16, 2006
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - The Old Dominion women's lacrosse team fell to last season's regular season CAA Champions, Hofstra, 15-7 on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Jessica Noone (Manassas, Va.) posted her first career hat trick as she led the Lady Monarchs with three goals and an assist.
The Lady Monarchs fall to 5-9 overall and 2-4 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), while the Pride improves to 7-6 overall and 4-2 in the league race.
Hofstra took a 5-0 lead in the first half and led 7-1 at the half. Junior Caroline Jacobs (Gaithersburg, Md.) tallied ODU's lone first half goal comiing with 3:46 remaining in the opening stanza.
Old Dominion struck first in the second half as Noone found the back of the Pride net for the first of her three goals less than a minute and a half into play. Less than a minute later Hofstra's Jamie Rabuano scored to bring the score to 8-2. Sophomore Kelly Kimener (Oakton, Va.) posted back-to-back goals less than a minute apart to pull the Lady Monarchs to 8-4 as the clock read 21:05 remaining in the game. However, the Pride went on to post the next six goals and lead 14-4 with 9:43 left.
The Lady Monarchs scored three of the game's final four goals to bring the final score to 15-7. Noone posted two more goals, stopping the Hofstra scoring rally, while senior Melody Shotwell (Fairfax Station, Va.) put in the final ODU tally of the afternoon.
In net, Old Dominion's Michelle Gannon (Delmar, Md.) made 11 saves, while Maisie Osteen made six stops and Cassandra Stuke recorded two in the victory for Hofstra.
The battle for the draws were even at 12-12. Three different Lady Monarchs collected three draws in Kimener, Jacobs, and junior Katie Veneziale (Downingtown, Pa.). Hofstra's Jaime Irving controlled a game-high four.
Hofstra held the slight edge in the groundball department, 18-16, as three different Pride members scooped up two apiece. Jacobs led ODU with three.
Old Dominion caused seven turnovers with Jacobs, along with reserve Jordan McKeon (Woodbridge, Va.),leading the Lady Monarch with two each.
The Lady Monarchs will return to action at #13 William & Mary on Wednesday, April 26. Game time in Williamsburg is 7:00 p.m.