ODU vs. WKU on Friday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Bobby Wilder Coach's Show will take place on Wed., October 18
NORFOLK, Va. - A local kid from Virginia Beach, all Richardson knew was wrestling. In his sophomore and junior years of high school at Cox, Richardson captured two state championships before traveling to New Jersey to wrestle for the prestigious Blair Academy, where he became runner-up in the National Prep Tournament. Richardson was a well-sought out recruit in 2011, his future path would not be like any other, though. Plagued with injuries dating back to his youth wresting days, Richardson would go years wrestling in pain and unhappy.
Good afternoon everybody. Good afternoon to all our 12th Monarchs out there in Monarch Nation. Coming off a frustrating loss at Marshall this past Saturday. Right now it's simply about execution for all of us; coaches and players. We've got to find a way to execute better than we are at this point. Marshall is an outstanding football team. They rarely lose at home, it was their homecoming. They've got a top-10 defense in the country, but certainly a team that we were playing well with for long stretches of this game. We've just got to find a way to get more explosive, particularly offensively. I felt like we were ready to play in the first half of this game, we ran 37 plays to Marshall's 24 plays. We had more yards than Marshall did, but the telltale of this one was the fact we were inside the 10 twice early in this game and only came away with a field goal. You need to score points when you're down there, particularly against a team that's as hard to move the ball against as Marshall is. Down 7-3 at the half, down 14-3 entering the fourth quarter, it was our inability particularly in the third quarter to get anything going on offense. We didn't have any first downs in that third quarter, putting too much pressure on our defense. Special teams wise, Bailey Cate continues to perform at a high level, 41 yard average on four punts, but we hurt ourselves on kickoff returns. We fumbled the ball and they returned it for a touchdown and we muffed a punt that was well blocked that we could have had an explosive return. Defensively, I felt we were very good in the first three quarters especially. We only allowed 130 yards at the half, one touchdown. Then in the second half we got beat on an out in up, we got beat on a seam ball, we got beat on a fade. They hurt us in the pass game in the second half in some critical areas. A lot of it had to do with executing what we neede
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Nataliia Vlasova of the ODU women's tennis team won her first three matches and advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 2017 ITA Atlantic Regional Tournament at the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. In the Quarterfinals, Vlasova fell to No. 2 seed/No. 56 nationally ranked Natalie Novotna of Virginia Tech in a hard-fought three-setter.
ODU defeated Gardner-Webb for its first win of the season.
RUSTON, La. - The Old Dominion women's soccer team (7-3-4, 4-1-2 C-USA) picked up another point after a 1-1 draw on the road in a rainy environment at LA Tech (10-2-5, 3-1-3 C-USA) at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.
NORFOLK, Va. - The No. 18 Old Dominion (7-2-2, 4-0-0 C-USA) men's soccer team faces No. 4 UNC (11-2-1, 4-1-1 ACC) on Tuesday at 7PM at the Wakemed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. The Monarchs lost just their second contest of the season on Saturday night in Norfolk against Coastal Carolina, 5-2.
Danielle Grega and Carrie Sensenig scored goals, but the Old Dominion field hockey team could not overcome a 2-0 halftime deficit and fell to No. 18 William & Mary, 3-2, on Sunday.
NORFOLK, Va. - The No. 18 Monarchs (7-2-2, 4-0-0 C-USA) fell to the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina (6-6-0, 1-1-0 Sun Belt) on Saturday night at the ODU Soccer Complex, 5-2. The Monarchs lose just their second match of the season.
HUNTINGTON, W.V. – The Old Dominion football team (2-4, 0-2 C-USA) fell to Marshall (5-1, 2-0 C-USA) by a 35-3 score at Joan C. Edwards Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Old Dominion women's soccer team (7-3-3, 4-1-1 C-USA) played Southern Miss (6-6-2, 0-4-2 C-USA) to a 1-1 draw on Friday.