Van der Vaart (ODU '91) & The Netherlands Play For Gold On Thursday
By ODU Athletics
Aug. 24, 2004
ATHENS, GREECE-- Former ODU NCAA All-Tournament performer Macha van der Vaart (ODU '91) and the Netherlands defeated four-time CAA Player of the Year and two-time All-American Marina DiGiacomo and Argentina, 4-2 on penalty strokes to advance to the Gold Medal game Thursday against Germany. Argentina will meet China Thursday in the bronze medal game. Argentina led, 1-0 at halftime, but the Netherlands came back with two second half goals. Argentina tied the match late in the second half to send to overtime.