April 14, 2006
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nineteenth-ranked Vanderbilt scored eight unanswered goals to start the game en route to a 13-3 victory versus Ohio in women's lacrosse action on Friday, April 14. The Bobcats are now 3-10 overall and 0-4 in the American Lacrosse Conference, while the Commodores improved to 5-7 overall and 1-2 in conference play.
Sophomore Shannon Hadaway (Pasadena, Md.) led the Bobcat offense with two goals. It was her second straight multi-goal game. Sophomore Amanda Diehl (Westminster, Md.) also found the back of the net. Sophomore Frannie Sullivan (Davidsonville, Md.) added two assists.
Sophomore goalkeeper Jen Heup (Davidsonville, Md.) made 12 saves in 47:10 minutes of action. She has saved at least 10 shots in 11 of the Bobcats' 13 games and now ranks tied for third on Ohio's single-season list with 162 saves. Junior Jayme Levy (Reistertown, Md.) made five stops in 12:50 minutes of work.
Kate Hickman led the Commodores with a game-high five goals. She was one of four Vanderbilt players to have at least two goals. Kendall Thrift scored four points on a goal and three assists. Brooke Shinaberry was the winning goalkeeper with four saves in 46:07 minutes.
Vanderbilt began its game-opening run at the 1:59 mark on Thrift's only goal. The Commodores tacked on seven more goals, including three by Hickman, to take an 8-0 lead less than 17 minutes into the contest. Hadaway put the Bobcats on the board in the 21st minute, and Vanderbilt carried the 8-1 lead into halftime.
The Commodores scored the first goals of the second half before Hadaway notched her second score of the game to make it 10-2. Vanderbilt took its largest lead of the game with three more unanswered goals before Diehl scored the last goal of the contest with 5:41 remaining to set the final score.
With her two goals, Hadaway is now tied for the team lead in scoring with freshman Kiersten McLouth (Centreville, Va.). Both players have 15 goals, five assists and 20 points.
The Bobcats will play their final three games of the season in the friendly surroundings of Peggy Pruitt Field. Ohio's next contest is Wednesday, April 19 versus UMBC. Following the game, the Bobcats will host a skills clinic that is open to all Ohio University students, faculty and staff.