Visiting Longwood Outguns Old Dominion

NORFOLK, Va. - Lisa Bernardini and Rebecca Reymann scored three goals apiece for Old Dominion but it would not be enough as the Lady Monarchs fell to Longwood 15-11 Wednesday evening.

Longwood (5-3) took a 3-0 lead in the games first six minutes before ODU got on the board with an unassisted goal from Meredith Rogers.

ODU (1-4) closed the gap to 3-2 with a goal from Lisa Bernardini off a pass from Rebecca Hartrum.

The two teams would trade goals until ODU tied the score at five on Reymann's first two goals of the season.

The Lancers' Sam Stifler scored on a free position shot to take a 6-5 lead but Hartrum returned the favor with one of her own to tie the score at six.

Longwood scored the next two goals to take an 8-6 halftime lead.

The Lancers came out firing after halftime, scoring the first four goals of the second half to take a 12-6 lead.

ODU closed the gap to 14-10 on goals by Sarah Wright and Reymann but Longwood added another goal with two minutes left to make the score 15-10. Hartrum added ODU's final tally with 22 seconds left for the 15-11 margin.

Kesley Dean and Jess Rudloff score four goals apiece for Longwood while Dean recorded two assists.

Reymann scored her first three goals of the season while Bernardini added two assists to go along with her three goals. Hartrum added two goals and an assist as well.

The Lady Monarchs are back in action on Saturday as they travel to Virginia Tech for a 1:00 p.m. match.

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NORFOLK, Va. Longwood beat Old Dominion, 15-11, on the road in Norfolk Wednesday afternoon. Senior Kesley Dean|Centreville, Md. (Queen Anne's) and junior Jess Rudloff|West Chester, Pa. (West Chester East) both scored four goals, handing the Monarchs (1-4) their fourth loss on the season.

The Lancers (5-3) return to the Athletics Complex in Farmville for a National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) game against Howard, beginning Friday, March 25, at 4:00 p.m.

Rudloff scored the game's first goal at 26:15 off the first of Dean's two assists. Dean then scored her first goal not long after at 24:53. The duo each finished one more chance in the first period before scoring two more in the second, as Rudloff again opened the half with the first goal at 28:32.

Dean's two assists pushes her team-high total to seven and gives her a team second-best point total of 24 just behind senior Cara O'Brien|Arlington (Bishop O'Connell) with 29 on 25 goals - two of which came against the Monarchs - and four assists.

"I think we were able to attack pretty quickly against them and handle their pressure," said second-year head coach Missy Ackerman. "We just showed a lot of confidence and poise down the stretch that they weren't able to mount a rally against."

Longwood went on a six-goal rally that started with 5:28 remaining in the first half off junior Sam Stifler's|Jarrettsville, Md. (North Harford) third goal before ending at 24:00 on the clock in the second half when O'Brien finished her first goal, putting LU up 12-6. ODU converted five chances after the rally but was unable to overcome the deficit.

Senior Juli Liebig|Centreville, Md. (Queen Anne's) played a complete game just one save shy of her season-high, as she stopped 14 shots and grabbed a game-high five ground balls in her fifth win this season. Sarah Geary played the game's entirety for ODU in front of the net and made 11 saves.


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