#13 Women's Lacrosse Rebounds With 15-12 Win Over William & Mary

March 25, 2003
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

March 25, 2003

NORFOLK, VA -- Junior midfielder Suzanne Wosczyna (Phoenixville, PA) recorded 10 points off of five goals and five assists to lead the #13 Old Dominion women's lacrosse team to a 15-12 win over CAA rival William and Mary this afternoon on Foreman Field.

The win improves the Lady Monarchs to 6-2 on the season and 3-0 in CAA play, while the Tribe, falls to 1-7 overall and 0-2 in league competition.

Sophomore Melody Shotwell (Fairfax Station, VA) and senior Danielle Hensil (Havertown, PA) each added three goals in the victory. Shotwell also added in an assist for four points on the afternoon. Senior co-captain Marlaine Smith (Gaithersburg, MD) and junior Janine Rodriguez (Davidsonville, MD) also scored in the Lady Monarchs' third conference win of 2003.

For the Tribe, rookie midfielder Morgan Lang led the team with six points on three goals and three assists. Sophomore attack Lauren Work added in four goals, while junior Nicole Lewis and senior Allison Evans each tallied two in the loss. All three also contributed one assist apiece. Sophomore Morgan Watkins also collected a goal and an assist.

Old Dominion controlled the game from the opening draw, never allowing William & Mary to get a hold of the lead. Less than a minute into the game, the Lady Monarchs established a 1-0 lead on a Smith goal as Wosczyna recorded the first of five assists. William and Mary tied the game up at 1-1 on the first of four Work goals, but that would be as close as the Tribe would come to the lead. From there, Old Dominion proceeded to take a 5-1 lead with 16:41 remaining in the half.

The Tribe was able to pull within two on three occasions in the remaining minutes of the first half, but each time the Old Dominion offense responded with a goal to extend its lead. The Lady Monarchs held a 7-5 edge at intermission.

In the second half, the Lady Monarchs held a five-point advantage, 14-9, with 10:12 left in the game. William and Mary scored three of the game's last four goals, but the Old Dominion offense was able to control the ball in the closing minutes not allowing the Tribe any scoring opportunities.

In net, Old Dominion's Michelle Gannon (Delmar, MD) posted 10 saves in 60 minutes of play. The Tribe's Kitt Turnbaugh had four saves in the loss.

Smith led the game with six draw controls, while the Lady Monarchs' Shotwell also had four. Work recorded four draws to lead William & Mary in the category, while Evans had three. Rookie netminder Gannon led Old Dominion with six groundballs, while the Tribe's Lang led her squad with four. Hensil and Wosczyna each had two caused turnovers apiece for Old Dominion, while Lang registered four for William & Mary.

The Lady Monarchs hit the road for a four-game road trip. Old Dominion will face Boston University and Temple this weekend in Philadelphia, PA.

Scoring Summary:

1 2 F #13 ODU 7 8 15 WM 5 7 12

Team: Goal (Assist): Period: Time: Score: ODU Smith (Wosczyna) 1 29:24 1-0 ODU WM Work (Lang) 1 23:48 1-1 ODU Hensil (Wosczyna) 1 22:48 2-1 ODU ODU Shotwell (Smith) 1 19:50 3-1 ODU ODU Coane (Wosczyna) 1 16:41 5-1 ODU WM Lang (Lewis) 1 13:40 5-2 ODU WM Work (unassisted) 1 12:47 5-3 ODU ODU Hensil (Wosczyna) 1 7:36 6-3 ODU WM Work (Rutledge) 1 7:15 6-4 ODU ODU Coane (unassisted) 1 5:29 7-4 ODU WM Watkins (Lang) 1 1:02 7-5 ODU ODU Woscyzna (unassisted) 2 29:31 8-5 ODU WM Lewis (Watkins) 2 28:09 8-6 ODU ODU Wosczyna (Shotwell) 2 27:46 9-6 ODU ODU Hensil (Wosczyna) 2 27:21 10-6 ODU WM Work (unassisted) 2 21:14 10-7 ODU ODU Rodriguez (unassisted) 2 20:23 11-7 ODU ODU Shotwell (unassisted) 2 19:27 12-7 ODU WM Lewis (FPS) 2 18:38 12-8 ODU ODU Wosczyna (unassisted) 2 15:25 13-8 ODU WM Lang (FPS) 2 10:49 13-9 ODU ODU Wosczyna (unassisted) 2 10:12 14-9 ODU WM Evans (unassisted) 2 9:44 14-10 ODU WM Lang (unassisted) 2 7:15 14-11 ODU ODU Wosczyna (Rodriguez) 2 4:54 15-11 ODU WM Evans (Lang) 2 3:56 15-12 ODU

Goals: ODU: Wosczyna (5), Hensil (3), Shotwell (3), Coane (2), Rodriguez (1), Smith (1) WM: Work (4), Lang (3), Evans (2), Lewis (2), Watkins (1)

Assists: ODU: Wosczyna (5), Rodriguez (1), Shotwell (1), Smith (1) WM: Lang (3), Lewis (1), Rutledge (1), Watkins (1)

Saves: ODU: Gannon (10 saves, 12 GA, 60 min) WM: Turnbaugh (4 saves, 15 GA, 60 min)

Shots: ODU (24), WM (20) Groundballs: ODU (23), WM (20) Caused Turnovers: ODU (6), WM (11) Turnovers: ODU (15), WM (16) Draw Controls: ODU (13), WM (14) Fouls: ODU (14), WM (12)