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Lacrosse Wins Triple Overtime Thriller

Contact: Jim Stephan


Dana Dobbie's fourth goal of the afternoon gave Ohio its first win of the season Friday against Virginia Tech.

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    ATHENS, Ohio -- It took nearly every bit of three overtime periods, but a Dana Dobbie shot in sudden death found the back of the net, giving the Ohio lacrosse team a 12-11 win over Virginia Tech Friday at Peggy Pruitt Field. The win is Ohio's first of the 2005 season.

    Dobbie (Guelph, Ontario) led the Bobcats (1-3) with five points--four goals and an assist. The sophomore now has posted 11 goals and 14 points on the season, both team highs.

    Ohio led 10-9 as the end of regulation approached, but Virginia Tech’s Britt Faulkner found the back of the net at the 58:09 mark to tie the score. The teams traded a pair of tallies in the first overtime period and then went silent in the second overtime, setting up Dobbie’s heroics in sudden-death.

    In a game defined by impressive scoring runs, Ohio led by as much as five in the second half, only to see that lead slip away, though, as Virginia Tech (1-2) notched five unanswered goals to tie the score at 9-9, 54:31 into the game. The Bobcats answered everything the Hokies had to offer from that point forward, though, and eventually surged ahead in sudden death.

    The Hokies got on the board first, as Stephanie Jones scored the first of her four goals to light up the scoreboard. But Ohio would rebound in a big way.

    The Bobcats scored the game’s next four goals, including a pair of tallies by Dobbie. Senior Molly Wurdack (Hudson) gave Ohio its first lead of the game at 8:24 and after a Dobbie goal, freshman Kelly Windle (Columbus) scored her third goal of the season and increased the lead to 4-1 off a free-position shot.

    The 3-0 run prompted a Virginia Tech timeout to stop the bleeding. The Hokies responded out of the break, scoring three straight to tie up the score at the 23:31 mark.

    That mini-run triggered an Ohio timeout, which would prove to have a similar effect on the Bobcats. Freshman Julie Roguski (Eldersburg, Md.) scored the first goal of her career with 23 seconds left in the half, giving Ohio a 5-4 edge. That lead swelled to two before the half, as Dobbie scored with one second remaining on a behind-the-back shot assisted by Frannie Sullivan (Davidsonville, Md.).

    Sullivan recorded another assist to open up the second half, passing to Caitlin Link (Finksburg, Md.) who found the back of the net and gave Ohio a 7-4 edge. Wurdack tallied another goal at 42:50 and senior Kristen Gombeski (Finksburg, Md.) got into the act at 43:13, giving Ohio its biggest lead of the game, 9-4.

    Virginia Tech again chose to use a timeout to stop the run and it paid off. The Hokies scored five straight to tie the score. The teams traded goals in the closing minutes of regulation and set up a dramatic three-overtime finish that went Ohio’s way.

    The Hokies were paced by Jones’ four goals. Goaltender Nikki Schiavone made ten saves.

    Eight Bobcats got into the scoring column, with Dobbie and Wurdack the only multi-goal scorers. Between the pipes, sophomore Jayme Levy (Reisterstown, Md.) made eight saves and picked up the win.

    Ohio will finish up its five-game home stand on Sunday afternoon against No. 6 Johns Hopkins. Game time is set for noon at Peggy Pruitt Field.