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ODU Heads to Virginia Tech on Saturday

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Release: March 22, 2013
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March 22, 2013

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Old Dominion (3-5) at Virginia Tech (5-4)
Saturday, March 23, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Thompson Field (3,528) / Blacksburg, Va.

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NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University women's lacrosse team heads across the state on Saturday to face in-state rival Virginia Tech at 1 p.m. at Thompson Field in Blacksburg.

Old Dominion (3-5) suffered a 17-11 setback on Wednesday at home against Longwood. Saturday will be ODU's sixth game on the road in nine games played this season. The Lady Monarchs have victories over William & Mary, American and Saint Joseph's with losses to No. 19 John Hopkins, Louisville, Jacksonville and Richmond.

Virginia Tech (5-4) is coming off a pair of wins on the west coast a week ago when they defeated UC Davis, 16-7 and California, 13-8. The Hokies also have victories this season over Davidson, Coastal Carolina and Mount St. Mary's with losses to No. 7 Duke, High Point, James Madison and No. 20 Boston College.

Sophomore midfielder Ashmore Standing scored five goals for the second time this season on Wednesday for Old Dominion and leads the team with 18 goals while scooping up 12 groundballs and winning 10 draws. Junior attacker Emily Austerberry has chipped in 15 goals and four assists to go with 19 draws. Sophomore midfielder Christina Rea has 13 goals, three assists with 19 draws and 14 groundballs. Defensively, senior Alexandra Burns has 20 groundballs and caused 11 turnovers. Sophomore goalkeeper Karen Hayde has 62 saves while allowing 122 goals.

For the Hokies, sophomore attacker Megan Will has a team-high 23 goals with five assists while senior midfielder Brooke Martin has added 21 goals. Sophomore attacker Meg Bartley has a team-high 42 draws while senior midfielder Libby Rosebro leads the squad with nine assists to go with 12 goals. Defensively, redshirt senior Christina Patten has caused 10 turnovers while freshman midfielder Jessie Thon has scooped up 17 ground balls. In goal, senior Alex Gale has allowed 74 goals while posting 53 saves.

Virginia Tech is 4-2 all-time against Old Dominion. The Hokies have won the last four meetings with three of those games coming down to just one goal including last season's win in Norfolk by VT, 13-12.

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