No. 25 William and Mary Takes Down Old Dominion 3-0
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Old Dominion women’s soccer team (1-5-1) fell to No. 25 nationally ranked William & Mary (5-1-1) by a 3-0 score on Friday night at Albert-Daly Field in Williamsburg, Va. This is the first time since the 2012 season that William & Mary has been nationally ranked in the Top 25. The Green and Gold were ranked as high as No. 20 in 2012.
In the 12th minute of play, W&M’s Nicole Baxter played a corner kick into teammate Sami Grossi, who kicked the ball into ODU’s net with the back of her heel, giving the Tribe of William & Mary an early 1-0 lead over the Lady Monarchs. The goal was Grossi’s third of the season.
In the 17th minute, William & Mary’s Leci Irvin stretch the Tribe lead to 2-0, as Samantha Cordum and Sami Grossi were credited with the assist. The goal was Irvin’s second of the year.
W&M took the 2-0 advantage into the locker rooms with them at halftime, as they led the shot count 9-1 and corner kick tally 5-0. Old Dominion’s Erin Kinz made one first half save.
William & Mary's Samantha's Cordum made it a 3-0 lead for the Tribe, as her goal was assisted by Katie Johnston in the 60th minute of play.
Despite Old Dominion outshooting the Tribe in the second half (10-6), it was William & Mary who came out on top via a 3-0 decision on Friday night.
For the contest, William & Mary fired off 15 shots compared to Old Dominion’s 10. The Tribe also led the corner kick count 7-4. W&M’s GK Caroline Casey finished the game with five saves; ODU’s Erin Kinz compiled four saves while protecting the onion bag.
W&M: 2-1=3 ODU: 0-0=0
11:28: W&M’s Sami Grossi goal from a Nicole Baxter off a corner kick (1-0)
16:56: W&M’s Leci Irvin goal from Samantha Cordum and Sami Grossi (2-0)
59:30 W&M’s Samantha Cordum goal from Katie Johnston (3-0)
Shots: ODU (11), W&M (15)
Corners: ODU (4), W&M (7)
Saves: ODU - Kinz (4), W&M – Casey (5)
NEXT UP FOR THE LADY SOCCER MONARCHS
On Sunday afternoon, the Lady Monarchs will travel to Charlottesville to take a stab at Virginia, who is currently the No. 1 ranked team in the country. Kickoff is slated for 2:00 p.m. EST.
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