Women's Lacrosse Snaps Three Game Losing Streak; Defeats Rutgers 12-11

March 27, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 27, 2006

Box Score

NORFOLK, VA - The ODU Women's Lacrosse (3-3) team snapped their three game losing streak today with a win over Rutgers (5-4) at Foreman Field. Kelly Kimener (Oakton, VA) grabbed three goals and two assists to lead the team in the win. Old Dominion improves to an 8-4 all time record against the Scarlet Knights, beating them in their last five meetings.

Kimener opened up the scoring effort with a goal four minutes into the game. The Scarlet Knights then went on a three-point run to lead the Lady Monarchs 3-1 at the seven-minute mark. Caroline Jacobs (Gaithersburg, MD), Melody Shotwell (Farifax Station, VA), and Kimener all found the net for unassisted goals to give ODU the lead 4-3 at 16:30 in the first half.

Rutgers placed three straight shots into the net before Sarah Lautenbach (West Chester, PA) and Ashley Stanwick (Annapolis, MD) each scored to tie the game at the half 6-6. Coming out of the break, freshman Jessica Noone (Manassas, VA) connected to give the Lady Monarchs a one-point edge over the Scarlet Knights before Katie Veneziale (Downingtown, PA) tossed in an unassisted score.

Once again the persistent Rutgers team fought back putting three back-to-back points on the board to take the lead 9-8. ODU stepped up to their challenge knocking back three goals by Jacobs, Kimener, and Shotwell. Heading into the last ten minutes of the game, the score stood at 11-9 Old Dominion.

The Scarlet Knights did not give up though, scoring two goals to keep it close. One shot came with less than a minute remaining in the game, but one last goal Veneziale sealed the deal, securing the win for the Monarchs 12-11.

Jacobs, and Shotwell each recorded an assist in today's matchup. Senior goalkeeper Michele Gannon (Delmar, MD) recorded seven saves in today's game.

The Lady Monarchs are back in action Friday, March 31, as they host Towson in their CAA Conference opener at Foreman Field at 4:00pm.

ODU	6-6-12
RU	6-5-11
ODU Goals Scoring:  Kimener, Kelly 3, Stanwick, Ashley 1, Shotwell, Melody 2, Veneziale, Katie 2, Jacobs, Caroline 2, Lautenbach, Sarah 1, Jessica Noone 1
Assists:  Kimener 2, Jacobs 1, Shotwell 1
Rutgers Goal Scoring:  Shomo, Kate 4, Batiuk, Katie 3, Lawrence, Kathryn 3, Holley, Kathleen 1
Assists:  Shomo 1, Learner 1, Lawrence 1, Soden 1
Ground Balls: RU-13  ODU-14
Turnovers Caused: RU -11  ODU -8
Shot- ODU 21, RU 18
Shots on Goal- ODU 5, RU 7
Goalies:	ODU-Gannon (60:00)  7 saves, 11 Goals
	RU: Sandra Abel (60:00) 5 saves, 12 goals