Old Dominion Women's Lacrosse Closes Season With 15-13 Thriller At #15 William & Mary

April 26, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 26, 2006

Box Score

WILLIAMSBURG, VA. -- The Old Dominion women's lacrosse team overcame an 11-4 halftime deficit to pull within two goals late in the second half in Wednesday's 15-13 loss to #15 William & Mary.

Freshman Jessica Noone (Manassas, Va.), sophomore Kelly Kimener (Oakton, Va.), and junior Caroline Jacobs (Gaitherburg, Md.) all tallied four goals in the loss.

The loss gives the Lady Monarchs a 5-10 overall and 2-5 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) mark to close out the 2006 campaign. The Tribe meanwhile upped its mark to 10-6 overall and 5-2 in the CAA and will be the No. 3 seed at the upcoming 2006 CAA Tournament.

Trailing 11-4 at the intermission, Old Dominion went on to outscore William & Mary 9-4 in half number two. The Tribe was leading 15-6 with 15:12 left in the game and threating to keep the clock moving with a potential 10-goal lead. However, the Lady Monarch defense would keep the nation's 15th-ranked team scoreless the rest of the way, while netting seven unanswered goals to close the game.

Noone started the scoring barrage with 12:56 remaining with Kimener and Jacobs also scoring throughout the final minutes. Noone scored her fourth of the evening with :51 seconds remaining to pull the Lady Monarchs to within two, 15-13. Although the Lady Monarchs collected the draw and had another two attempts on net, Tribe keeper Debby Petraca managed to stop the ball from going between the pipes to preserve the victory.

William & Mary's Collen Dallon ended the night with a game-high four goals. Also scoring for Old Dominion was junior Ashley Stanwick (Aquasco, Md.) and recording the team's lone assist was senior Ashley Stanwick (Fairfax Station, Va.).

The Tribe outshot the Lady Monarchs, 29-26, but it was a tale of two halves. William & Mary outshot ODU, 21-8, in the first half, but the trend reverse in the second half with ODU outshooting its opponent, 18-8.

The Tribe also held a slight edge in groundballs, 23-21. Four different Tribe members collected three groundballs in the victory while netmider Michelle Gannon (Delmar, Md.) registered a game-high seven and Jacobs scooped up five.

The draws ended up even at 15-15. Dalon won five for William & Mary, while ODU's Jacobs managed five.

Jacobs also led the Lady Monarchs with three caused turnovers.