No. 9 James Madison Shuts Down Old Dominion

HARRISONBURG, Va., April 8, 2011 -- Head Coach Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe notched her 100th career victory and 50th at the helm of the Dukes as ninth-ranked James Madison took a 14-3 Colonial Athletic Association women's lacrosse victory from Old Dominion on Friday night at the JMU Lacrosse Complex.

"It feels great; this is the place I've always wanted to be," said Klaes-Bawcombe, a 1997 JMU graduate in her fifth season as the Dukes' coach. "It feels really good to be having this much success with this team. This team is a great group of women, and I'm really proud of their effort tonight."

Klaes-Bawcombe's career record stands at 100-65 in 10 seasons, and her JMU record is 50-30 in five seasons.

The Dukes led the Monarchs 5-0 at halftime and scored the final nine goals to improve to 8-2 overall and 2-0 in league play, while ODU dropped to 1-8 and 0-1 in CAA action.

Trailing 5-0 at intermission, the Monarchs rallied with three consecutive scores to close the JMU lead to 5-3 with 16:47 to play. ODU junior Lisa Bernardini (Langhorne, Pa./George School) scored twice during the run.

However, following a JMU time-out, the Dukes scored seven unanswered goals in a span of 3:32 to build a 12-3 advantage with 10:20 to play. In that run, redshirt sophomore Casey Ancarrow (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll) had a goal and three assists, junior Monica Zabel (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) had a goal and two assists, and junior Ariel Lane (Vero Beach , Fla./Vero Beach) scored twice.

On the night Ancarrow had three goals and three assists, Lane contributed three goals, and junior Caitlin McHugh (Westminster, Md./Mercy) netted two goals. Zabel finished with four assists to increase her CAA-leading season total to 17.

JMU redshirt junior goalkeeper Alex Menghetti (Media, Pa./Penncrest) made three saves in just over 51 minutes of play. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Alisa Konishi (Littleton, Colo./J.K. Mullen) finished out the game for the Dukes and had one stop in the final 8:54.

ODU junior goalkeeper Sarah Geary (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) finished with nine saves.

Other statistical leaders for the Dukes included junior Annie Brophy (Berwyn, Pa./Archbishop Carroll) with three draw controls, senior Meghan Wienecke (Baltimore, Md./Towson) with three ground balls and junior Cally Chakrian (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) with three caused turnovers.

The start of the game was delayed 45 minutes due to lightning, and the game was played in a heavy mist in temperatures in the 40s.

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HARRISONBURG, Va. - Old Dominion University scored three goals mid-way through the second half to cut James Madision lead to two but the Dukes followed with nine-straight goals en route to a 14-3 win Friday night in Harrisonburg.

The two teams fought through a wet surface in the first half, neither team was able to get much offense. JMU took a 5-0 lead into halftime.

The Lady Monarchs stormed out of halftime, getting on the board with a goal from Alyssa Dragon. Lisa Bernardini sent a pass from the right side to Dragon who sent a shot past the goalie to make the score 5-1.

ODU came right back as Meredith Rogers sent a scoop pass to Bernardini who dodged two defenders and sent a shot into the goal to make it 5-2.

Old Dominion came right back again as Bernardini received a pass from Jordynn Collins in front of the goal and sent in a shot past the keeper to make it 5-3 and force a JMU timeout.

JMU came out of the timeout, won the draw control and scored on a shot by Caitlin McHugh. JMU kept on the attack scoring four goals in two minutes to take control of the game.

Bernardini led ODU with two goals and an assist while Casey Ancarrow and Ariel Lane had three goals apiece for the Dukes.

Sarah Geary made 14 stops in goal for ODU.

The game was delayed at the start 45 minutes due to lightning in the area.


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