Field Hockey Closes Homestand WIth Victory Over Boston University
By ODU Athletics
Sept. 9, 2001
NORFOLK, VA - The Lady Monarch field hockey team (4-2, 0-0 CAA) recorded its most productive offensive game this season, netting a season-high four goals, in a 4-1 victory over Boston University (0-2, 0-0 America East) on Foreman Field. The Lady Monarchs close a four-game homestand where they were victorious in each of their outings on Foreman Field.
The Old Dominion offense was relentless on the Terrier net, firing off 31 shots on the afternoon, including 17 in the first half of play. Rookie Lotte Bant (Amsterdam, Holland) put the Lady Monarchs on the board first, with her first collegiate goal at 25:25. The assist was credited to junior Tiffany Snow (Escondido, CA), her first assist of the year. Sophomore midfielder Melissa Leonetti (Erdenheim, PA), on the pass from freshman Melanie de Jager (Pretoria, South Africa), helped put Old Dominion up 2-0 at the end of the half with her goal at 18:53. The Lady Monarch defense was able to keep Boston University away from the net throughout the first half, not allowing a single Terrier shot on goal. Additionally, the Lady Monarchs set up 11 of their 19 penalty corners in the opening stanza.
Terrier midfielder Casey Holman stopped the potential Lady Monarch shutout, netting at goal just 55 seconds into the second half. However, it be the only shot on net Old Dominion would allow for the rest of the game. The Lady Monarch's recorded 14 more shots on the Boston University net with sophomore Angie Loy (Loysville, PA) and senior Crystal Carper (Fredericksburg, VA) connecting on unassisted goals for their second tallies of the year to put Old Dominion up 4-1.
Terrier goalkeeper Susan Harrington made 19 saves in net for the Terriers, including 10 stops in the second half of play. Snow recorded 11 of the Lady Monarch's 31 shots on goal, while junior Tara Herrman (Perkasie, PA) registered five shots.
The Old Dominion field hockey team will take to the road for nearly a month with an eight-game road trip. The Lady Monarchs will travel to North Carolina on Saturday, September 15th in a rematch of last year's NCAA Field Hockey Championship Game in which Old Dominion captured the title with a 3-2 win. The team's next match-up on Foreman Field will be for their first Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) game against William and Mary on Friday, October 12th.
ODU: 2 2 4 BU: 0 1 1
Shots: ODU: 31 BU: 1 Saves: ODU: 0 BU:19 Corners:ODU: 19 BU: 0