Lady Monarchs Host Key Conference Games This Weekend

October 18, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 18, 2007

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NORFOLK, Va. -- The Monarchs face a key weekend as they host George Mason Friday night at 7:00 and Towson Sunday afternoon at 1:00. Mason is just one win ahead of the Lady Monarchs and Towson is tied in the conference standings as the team enters the second half of the CAA season. ODU would make a significant push for the postseason with a couple of wins.

ODU has struggled against GMU historically, but have won three straight against the Patriots to close the all-time series to 4-9-1. Towson and Old Dominion have split their all-time series at 3 games apiece. ODU has won the last two meetings, including a 2-1 victory in Baltimore a year ago.

Last Time Out
The Monarchs had a roller coaster of a weekend against the top two teams in the league. ODU came away with one win and a loss in the third weekend of CAA play. The Lady Monarchs were knotted in a 1-1 tie in the final seconds of double overtime against VCU when senior Lisa McKenzie knocked home the game-winner with one second on the clock. ODU then took a 2-1 lead against unbeaten JMU with less than 20 minutes to go in the game. The Dukes, though, would score three late goals to win 2-4 over the Lady Monarchs. ODU is now 6-4-2 overall and have a 2-3-1 CAA mark.

A Whole Heap of Helping
This season, ODU has been extremely unselfish with the ball on the attack, dishing out 19 assists on 22 goals. Eleven different Lady Monarchs have at least one assist and Janna Pearson leads the team with five. Newcomer Ashley Kukura added two this weekend and is second on the team with four.

CAA STANDINGS (10-18-08)
Team                     CAA            Overall
                      W-L    PCT       W-L    PCT
1. James Madison     5-0-1  .917     12-1-1  .893
2. Hofstra           5-1-0  .833     11-2-0  .846
3. William & Mary    4-1-1  .750      9-4-1  .679
4. Va. Commonwealth  4-2-0  .667      7-6-1  .536
5. UNC Wilmington    3-3-0  .500      7-5-1  .577
6. George Mason      3-3-0  .500      7-6-0  .538
7. Towson            2-3-1  .417      8-4-1  .654
8. Old Dominion      2-3-1  .417      6-4-2  .583
9. Georgia State     2-4-0  .333      7-6-0  .538
10. Delaware         2-4-0  .333      6-7-0  .462
11. Drexel           0-4-2  .167      4-6-3  .423
12. Northeastern     0-4-2  .167      2-8-3  .269

Top six teams make CAA postseason