Lady Monarchs Upset Boston University, 8-5
By ODU Athletics
Norfolk, Va. -- 15th-ranked Old Dominion University topped #7 Boston University, 8-5, Sunday afternoon at Foreman Field on the Old Dominion campus. With the win in this annual lacrosse scholarship game, the Lady Monarchs improve to 8-5 overall (3-3 CAA). The Terriers fall to 6-4 overall (2-0 America East).
Old Dominion found itself down 1-0 within the first two minutes of the game but then rallied off the next three goals for the 3-1 lead halfway through the first half. Junior Jen Heister (Fayetteville, NY) led the surge with three first-half scores. The Lady Monarchs would give up four more to the Terriers, but would net two more of their own and hold a slim 6-5 lead at halftime. Old Dominion added two insurance goals in the second half to seal the victory.
Heister finished with a game-leading four goals while sophomore Suzanne Wosczyna (Phoenixville, Pa.) added two goals and an assist. Sophomore Danielle Hensil (Havertown, Pa.) chipped in with two goals while senior goaltender Laurie Koller (Collegeville, Pa.) collected 12 saves and shut out Boston University in the second half.
Junior midfielder Kristin Abruzzese (Medford, NJ) led the way for the Terriers with a hat trick.
Old Dominion hosts Penn State Friday, April 13 in its final regular season game of the year. The 3 pm contest will celebrate Senior Day for Dana Wisniewski, Shannon Harty, and Laurie Koller.
SCORING SUMMARY ODU 6 2 8 (18 shots on goal) BU 5 0 5 (24 shots on goal) FIRST HALF BU 28:58 Kristin Abruzzese ODU 23:39 Jen Heister ODU 22:44 Suzanne Wosczyna ODU 16:20 Jen Heister (Dana Wisniewski) BU 15:21 Kristin Abruzzese (free position) ODU 13:19 Jen Heister (free position) BU 8:26 Kristin Abruzzese ODU 7:17 Danielle Hensil (Suzanne Woscyna) BU 4:56 Kyle Rutkowski BU :33 Briana Smith SECOND HALF ODU 19:23 Danielle Hensil ODU 4:15 Jen Heister GOALIE SAVES ODU(12) - Laurie Koller (12) BU(8) - Brooke Barrett (8)