Lady Monarchs Top Princeton, 8-2, to End Regular Season
By ODU Athletics
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)