CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 1 nationally ranked Virginia (7-0-1) remained unbeaten after claiming a 3-0 win against the Old Dominion women’s soccer team (1-6) on Sunday afternoon, which marked Old Dominion's third consecutive match against a nationally ranked opponent.
The Cavaliers struck first at the 18:53 mark, when Alexis Shaffer gave UVA an 1-0 lead off an assist by Makenzy Doniak. Shaffer’s goal was her third for season.
Virginia’s Kristen McNabb stretched the home team’s advantage to 2-0 22:38 into the first half, after Meghan Cox assisted McNabb’s first score of the year.
UVA took its 2-0 lead with them into the locker rooms at halftime, while leading the shot count (13-2) and corner kick tally (5-1). Old Dominion’s Erin Kinz made two saves in the first 45 minutes of play.
ODU head coach Angie Hind and her Lady Monarchs played the No. 1 team in the country even for the first 31 minutes of the second half, before Emily Sonnett converted on a header assisted by Alexis Shaffer for Sonnett’s third goal of the season, lifting the Cavaliers to a 3-0 lead and victory on Sunday afternoon in Charlottesville.
For the match, Virginia outshot Old Dominion 27-4, as well as attempted more corners (14-1). Erin Kinz provided the Lady Soccer Monarchs with four saves in her 90 minutes of work.
FINAL STATS UVA: 2-1=3 ODU: 0-0=0
18:53: UVA’s Alexis Shaffer goal from a Makenzy Doniak assist (1-0) 22:38: UVA’s Kristen McNabb goal from Meghan Cox (2-0) 76:08: UVA’s Emily Sonnett goal from Alexis Shaffer (3-0)
NEXT UP FOR THE LADY SOCCER MONARCHS After four consecutive road matches, the Lady Soccer Monarchs will return home on Friday, Sept 18 against George Mason at the ODU Soccer Complex at 7:00 p.m.
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