Lady Soccer Monarchs Fall 1-0 to Liberty in Hard Fought Match
By ODU Athletics
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Brittany Aanderud’s first half goal lifted Liberty University over Old Dominion by a 1-0 score on Thursday afternoon. The win advances LU’s overall record to 1-2-1, while ODU falls to 1-3-0.
In the 22nd minute, Liberty’s Sami Santos found Baylee Gillmore who then crossed the ball to teammate Brittany Aanderud at the top of the box, where Aanderud was able to sneak her shot past ODU goalkeeper Erin Kinz. Aanderud’s second goal of the season gave the Lady Flames 1-0 advantage heading into the locker rooms after the first 45 minutes of play.
In the first half, Old Dominion outshot Liberty 7-6, as well as held a 5-2 advantage in the corner kick department. Liberty’s Holly Van Noord racked up five first half saves, while Kinz made one.
One of the Lady Soccer Monarchs better opportunities came in the 85th minute of play, when Madison Hogan drilled a shot which nailed the Liberty crossbar, inches away from tying the match at 1-1.
Old Dominion had one final corner kick with less than a minute remaining in regulation; however, LU managed to clear it away, giving the Lady Flames a 1-0 victory over the Lady Soccer Monarchs on Thursday afternoon in Lynchburg.
For the match, ODU and LU each attempted 11 shots, respectively. Six of Old Dominion’s shots were on target, compared to three for Liberty. The Lady Monarchs dominated the corner kick tally, 9-4.
ODU freshman Iris Achterhof led the Lady Monarchs in shots attempted, firing three for the match, with all three being on target.
Liberty’s GK Van Noord finished the match with six saves; ODU’s Kinz had two. The Lady Flames were whistled for two fouls, while the Lady Monarchs committed seven.
Liberty: 1-0=1 ODU: 0-0=0
21:16: Liberty’s Brittany Aanderud from Sami Santos and Baylee Gillmore
Shots: ODU (11), LU (11)
Corners: ODU (9), LU (4)
Saves: ODU - Kinz (2), LU – Van Noord (6)
NEXT UP FOR THE LADY MONARCHS
ODU will be back in action on Sunday, Sept. 6 when they travel to take on No. 11 Auburn for a 3 p.m. contest. This contest will be streamed live in HD via the SEC Digital Network, which can be accessed through this link: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/2636070/College-Soccer-Old-Dominion-vs-Auburn-(W-Soccer
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