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Old Dominion Travels to No. 4 Virginia Wednesday

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: March 30, 2010
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March 30, 2010

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Old Dominion lacrosse team will face its toughest test of the season thus far as the Lady Monarchs travel to No. 4 Virginia to renew an intrastate rivalry with the Cavaliers on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Old Dominion (2-3) has won two of its last three games with the only loss coming on a last second Virginia Tech goal in a 13-12 Hokies victory on Saturday.

Sophomore Lisa Bernardini and senior Ashley Kellogg continue to ignite what is turning into a potent ODU offensive attack. Bernardini is first in the CAA and sixth nationally with 5.4 points per game, while Kellogg leads the league and is 10th in the country with 3.6 goals per game.

Defensively, sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Geary ranks first in the conference and sixth nationally with 11.0 saves per contest and senior Saratu Dodo places second in the CAA and sixth in the country with 2.6 caused turnovers per game.

Virginia (7-3) moved up a spot in this weeks IWLCA poll to No. 4 after topping No. 5 Duke, 8-7 in Durham, N.C. Saturday.

Kaitlin Duff paces the Cavaliers with 19 goals and 11 assists on the year. Josie Owens leads the team with 13 assists and goalkeeper Lauren Benner has posted a 5-1 mark with 57 saves.

Old Dominion fell in its last trip to Charlottesville in 2008, but the Lady Monarchs were victorious against the No. 9 Cavaliers in Norfolk last year, 13-10.

-ODU-

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