Lady Monarchs Fall To Drexel 16-7
By ODU Athletics
April 14, 2006
PHILADELPHIA, PA. - Drexel scored the game's first 14 goals en route to the Dragons' 16-7 win over Old Dominion. Junior Caroline Jacobs (Gaithersburg, Md.) led the Lady Monarchs in scoring with her third straight hat trick and senior Melody Shotwell (Fairfax Station, Va>) added in two assists.
Drexel moved to 10-3 (2-3 CAA) while Old Dominion dipped to 5-8 (2-3 CAA) on the season.
The first 11 minutes of the game failed to produce a goal as both teams had multiple opportunities to open the game's scoring but were turned away by good goalkeeping on both ends. Finally, Emily Hoesch found a hole in the Lady Monarchs' defense and scored unassisted at 18:48. Once again, both defenses were stingy as six minutes passed before the game's next goal was scored. Katie Bradley (Spring City, Pa./Owen Roberts) scored with 12:07 remaining in the first half before Gwenna Johnson (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) picked up a ground ball near midfield and dodged a pair of Old Dominion defenders and scored. Drexel would go on to score five more unanswered goals in the half while Lauren LaBella turned away eight Lady Monarch shots as she held a team scoreless for a half for the third team this season.
Drexel's offense returned after the intermission to score the game's next six goals. The final tally of the run, Hoesch's fifth of the game, gave Drexel a 14-0 lead. LaBella left the game after 48:28 after posting 13 saves and allowing just two goals. She also racked up a career-high four ground balls. The Dragons' defense held the Lady Monarchs scoreless for the game's first 43:28.
Old Dominion got onto the board with 16:32 remaining in the game as Sigrid Paulus as the Lady Monarchs would score seven of the game's next seven goals.
Junior Katie Veneziale led Old Dominion with four groundballs, while Jacobs led her team with three caused turnovers. In draws, Veneziale controlled four.
The Lady Monarchs return to action on Sunday when they travel to Hempstead to take on Hofstra in CAA action.