Women's lacrosse clobbers ODU
Triangle Sports Desk
Issue date: 4/21/06 Section: Sports
The beginning of the game was marked by great defense on both ends, as neither team scored a goal in the first 11 minutes. Junior Emily Hoesch scored the first goal of the game for the Dragons, and the floodgates opened from there. Drexel scored seven more unanswered goals in the first half, extending their lead to 8-0 at the half. It was the third time this season that the Dragons held a team scoreless for an entire half.
The second half began with more of the same, as Drexel led off with six consecutive goals to run the lead to 14-0. Freshman goalie Lauren LaBella left the game in the middle of the second half, compiling 13 saves and allowing only two goals to the Lady Monarchs.
Hoesch led the Dragons with five goals in the game. Kerry Kelly and Katie Bradley had three goals each, and Colleen Rocks and Kaitlin Keegan added two goals apiece. Gwenna Johnson also scored for Drexel.
Drexel also came out strong against William and Mary on April 16, but they could not hold on to their lead, losing the contest 18-8. The Dragons led 4-2 with less than six minutes remaining in the first half; however, the Tribe scored seven straight goals to end the half, making the score 9-4.
Drexel tried to start a rally early in the second half, cutting the lead to 9-6. But William and Mary's offense proved to be too strong, as they went on another seven-goal run to extend the lead to 16-6, and ultimately put the game out of reach.
Johnson and Hoesch had two goals each for the Dragons, and Kelly, Bradley, Sarah Carter and Caterina Carafides all scored once. Colleen Dalon had seven goals for the Tribe, and Kristen Wong added four more.