Lady Monarchs Top Princeton, 8-2, to End Regular Season

October 31, 1999
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, VA -- The defending national champion Old Dominion field hockey team upended #19 Princeton, 8-2, in come-from-behind fashion Sunday afternoon at Foreman Field. The #7 Lady Monarchs end the regular season at 14-6 overall (5-0 CAA) while the Tigers fall to 8-6 overall (4-1 Ivy League).

Finding themselves down 2-0 after just four minutes of play, the Lady Monarchs tied the game at two just before halftime intermission. Old Dominion used a six-goal scoring punch in the second to go ahead and put the game away.

Junior Marina DiGiacomo (Mendoza, Argentina) scored the eventual game winner, connecting on a penalty stroke at the 32:01 mark in the second half to give Old Dominion a 3-2 lead. Sophomore Laura Steadman (Virginia Beach, Va.) led the scoring surge with a hat trick on the afternoon.

Old Dominion will await CAA Tournament pairings to come out this week. The top seed in the tournament, the Lady Monarchs will have a first round bye, playing their first game on Saturday (1:30 or 3 pm).

SCORING SUMMARY
PU        2    0        2
ODU       2    6        8

PU   32:28     Melanie Meerschwam
PU   31:03     Emily Townsend
ODU  7:13      Adrienne Yoder
ODU  3:55      Crystal Carper

ODU  32:01     Marina DiGiacomo (penalty stroke)
ODU  23:36     Laura Steadman (Marina DiGiacomo)
ODU  17:28     Kim Miller (Marina DiGiacomo)
ODU  11:48     Laura Steadman
ODU  7:42      Laura Steadman
ODU  6:50      Marina DiGiacomo (Adrienne Yoder/Ashleigh Miller)

SHOTS ON GOAL
PU(17); ODU(32)

PENALTY CORNERS
PU(11); ODU(17)

GOALKEEPER SAVES
PU-Kelly Baril(16); ODU-Mary Beth Freeman(12)

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