Rick Voight

ODU Completes 5th Straight Shutout After Flying Past Roadrunners, 2-0

October 18, 2018
By ODU Athletics

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Old Dominion women’s soccer team (7-6-3, 4-3-1 C-USA) completed its fifth straight shutout after defeating UTSA (5-9-1, 1-6-1 C-USA) by a 2-0 score on Thursday night at the Park West Athletics Complex. ODU has not surrendered a goal in its last 502 minutes of play. The Monarchs last loss came on Sept. 28th. 

“I am really pleased with the performance and result,” said ODU head coach Angie Hind. “This is a difficult place to play and UTSA was really competitive throughout, so to come out on top was great tonight.”

Iris Achterhof scored her third goal of the season in the 36th minute to give ODU a 1-0 lead heading into halftime. Natalie Johnson and Cristina Bashara were credited with an assist. Old Dominion held a 3-2 shot advantage after the opening 45 minutes.

In the 66th minute, Natalie Johnson blasted a header past UTSA’s keeper off an Talia Tapper corner kick to stretch the Monarchs lead to 2-0. The goal was Johnson’s second of the season, while the assist was Tapper's first in 2018.

“We scored two very good goals and were strong defensively and we are especially pleased that we went deep into our roster and as a team got the win,” Hind concluded. “I’m very proud of our team.”

For the contest, Old Dominion outshot the Roadrunners 7-6. ODU freshman goalkeeper Jasmine Crawley (hasn’t allowed a goal in 502 minutes) was credited with three saves in the victory on Thursday night in San Antonio.

On Sunday, Oct. 21 at 8:00 p.m. EST, Old Dominion will travel to El Paso, Texas take on UTEP (6-8-2, 1-5-1 C-USA). The game will stream on C-USA TV.

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With a $25 purchase of the 2018 Soccer Voucher book, fans receive 20 ticket vouchers that can be used in any combination to gain entry to any women's (or men’s) regular season game at the ODU Soccer Complex.         

The vouchers can be redeemed in any quantity and represent a 75% savings over purchasing general admission tickets at the gate. In addition to entry to the games, the first 200 fans that purchase their ticket voucher books will receive an ODU soccer scarf. 

Voucher books may be purchased at this time by CLICKING HERE or by calling the ODU Ticket Office at 757-683-7087. Books may also be purchased on entry at any home match. 

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