Lady Monarchs Set For Two This Weekend

September 06, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 6, 2007

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NORFOLK, VA -- The Lady Monarch soccer team entertains two opponents this weekend starting with a road trip to Greenville, NC Friday as they take on East Carolina University (1-1) with kick-off set for 4:00 pm. Old Dominion will then return home and host Radford University (0-2) on Sunday. Kick-off at the Old Dominion Soccer Stadium is set for 1:00 pm.

On The Road and Back Again
The Lady Monarchs head out on the road for the first time in 2007 this Friday as they travel to East Carolina University. They then return home to face off against Radford University on Sunday. The Lady Monarchs are 1-0, while the Pirates are 1-1 and the Highlanders have started 0-2.

ODU holds a commanding series lead over both teams. The Lady Monarchs have an 8-2 lead in the all-time series over ECU, including a 1-0 overtime victory over the Pirates a year ago. Against the Highlanders, ODU is unbeaten, with an all-time record of 8-0-1.

Last Time Out
Old Dominion started the season out with a home win against the Loyola College (Md.) Greyhounds. Loyola was ranked 15th in the Soccer Buzz regional rankings and was selected as the pre-season winner of the Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference. Both of ODU's goals were off the foot of junior Shavon Knight. The game-winner was on a corner kick in the second half. Junior Janna Pearson found the head of sophomore Saratu Dodo in the middle of the box, and Knight's second chance header found the goal.

ODU In The Polls
Old Dominion was picked to finish third in the Colonial Athletic Association Pre-Season Coaches Poll. The team is also ranked 8th in the SOCCER BUZZ Magazine Mid-Atlantic Region Top 15.

All ODU soccer games are free to ODU students with a student ID. General admission is $5 while children, seniors and military are $4.