March 25, 2005
ATHENS, OH- Dana Dobbie scored all four of her goals during a decisive 12-0 run stretched around halftime as Ohio easily defeated the Saint Mary's women's lacrosse team 16-7 at Pruitt Field Friday afternoon. The Bobcats, who improved to 3-5 overall, led 13-1 with 20 minutes left in the contest.
Dobbie finished the afternoon with four goals and one assist. Frannie Sullivan had four points on a goal and three assists, while Kari Fasick, Kristen Gombeski and Kelley Windle each added a pair of goals.
Jackie Spencer led the Gaels, who are now 1-7 on the year, with four goals.
Gombeski opened the scoring for Ohio with a goal from Sullivan just 2:05 into the contest. After Spencer benefited from a deflection into the Bobcat goal just 31 seconds later, Dobbie started a scoring barrage that featured 12 straight goals for a 13-1 lead midway through the second half. She took a pass from Sullivan at 3:12 and the run was on.
Caitlin Link scored with 24:08 left in the half for a 3-1 lead, then Sullivan tallied her goal for a 4-1 lead at the 20:15 mark. Dobbie and Windle scored 12 seconds apart for a 6-1 advantage, then the duo struck again in the same order 2:15 apart as the Bobcats went up 8-1 with exactly 12 minutes. The half ended with a 9-1 score after Dobbie scored from Link with 2:55 remaining.
Ohio started the second half with four straight goals to finish the run. Molly Wurdack took a pass from Fasick 44 seconds into the period, before Fasick scored back-to-back goals. Gombeski put the Bobcats up 13-1 with her second goal with 21:45 to play.
The teams traded goals to make the score 14-2 -- Ohio on Mindy Sewell's first career goal at 19:07. St. Mary's tallied three straight goals, two by Spencer, to close to within 14-5, but Ohio answered 20 seconds later on a strike by Lauren Dansak.
Saint Mary's will return to action on Monday, March 25 when the Gaels play at Duquesne University beginning at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.