ODU Field Hockey Defeats VCU, 8-0 in CAA Tournament Opener
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 4) -- Tiffany Snow (Escondido, CA.) and Marina DiGiacomo (Mendoza, Argentina) scored two goals each as top ranked Old Dominion University defeated Virginia Commonwealth University, 8-0 in the semi-finals of the Colonial Athletic Association field hockey tournament. The Lady Monarchs (20-1) will meet the James Madison, a 2-1 winner over William & Mary on Sunday at 1 p.m for the CAA Championship.
Angie Loy (Loysville, Pa.) put Old Dominion on the board with 32:38 left in the first half. Tiffany Snow scored the next two Lady Monarch goals to give ODU a 3-0 lead. Marina DiGiacomo, the nation's leading scorer and CAA four-time Player of the Year finished the first half scoring with two more goals and a 5-0 halftime lead.
Old Dominion outshot VCU, 30-4. The Rams goalie Anne Forrester (Norfolk, Va.) had 16 saves on the day. VCU completes the season at 4-14.
SCORING SUMMARY VCU 0-0=0 ODU 5-3=8 32:38 ODU Angie Loy 30:02 ODU Tiffany Snow 29:09 ODU Tiffany Snow from Marjolijn van der Sommen 26:48 ODU Marina DiGiacomo from Becky Loy 10:47 ODU Marina DiGiacomo from Adrienne Yoder & Marjolijn van der Sommen Second Half 34:10 ODU Julie Miracle 30:51 ODU Marjolijn van der Sommen 12:01 ODU Tara Hermann Shots on Goal: ODU (30), VCU (4) Corners :ODU (11), VCU (3) Goal Saves: ODU-Marybeth Freeman (1) VCU: Anne Forrester (16)