Lady Monarchs Advance to Next Round With 5-0 Win Over Ohio State

November 12, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 12, 2011

Box Score

NORFOLK, VA-- Emma Batten scored two goals and Kathryn Kirk assisted on two to help lead the second ranked Lady Monarchs (21-2)to a 5-0 NCAA first round win over Ohio State Saturday afternoon at ODU's Powhatan Sports Complex. ODU will meet the winner of Duke Sunday at 2 p.m. Duke defeated Stanford, 5-0.

"Our defense really has been a key for us. We attack from our defense. Everybody understands their roles and responsiblities. They don't alway's do it pretty, but they do it hard.The only thing I want at the end of the season is for the kids to walk off the field, knowing they played hard. The final score is not always the prize."- ODU Head Coach Beth Anders.

Two minutes into the match, Kati Nearhouse gave ODU a 1-0 lead off a corner with the assists from Stephanie Kratzer and Kelsey Smither.

Rebecca Condie put the Lady Monarchs up 2-0 off a rebound shot, then Batten added her 26th and 27th goals of the season late in the first half and at the beginning of the second half.Lydia Velzian scored the fifth and final goal.

ODU keeper Devon Siefert picked up her eighth shutout of the season.She had four saves on the day.

"We play a very hard schedule and we've developed confidence from playing such a strong and difficult schedule."- ODU head coach Beth Anders.

ODU and Duke played twice during the regular season, both matches went into overtime. ODU defeated the Blue Devils, 3-2 in double-overtime in Durham,and Duke won here at ODU, 2-1 in overtime.

OSU  0-0=0
ODU  3-2=5
ATT: 359

2:13 ODU Kati Nearhouse from Stephanie Kratzer and Kelsey Smither 13:29 ODU Rebecca Condie 20:28 ODU Emma Batten from Kathryn Kirk 35:15 ODU Emma Batten from Kati Nearhouse 47:29 ODU Lydia Velzian from Kathryn Kirk

SHots: ODU(16), OSU(10) PC ODU(60, OSU(6) Saves: ODU-Siefert(4), OSU-Tunitis(1), Voelker(2), TM (3)