Lady Monarchs Defeat UNC-Wilmington 2-1 to Qualify for CAA Tournament

October 30, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 30, 2004

Box Score

WILMINGTON, NC -The Old Dominion women's soccer team qualified for their first CAA Tournament since 2001 by defeating UNC-Wilmington 2-1 Saturday afternoon at the UNC-Wilmington Soccer Stadium.  Sophomore Forward Meredith Worsley (Durham, NC) and Junior Forward Laura Beeman (Chalfont, PA) each scored goals in a two-minute span midway through the second half to lead the Lady Monarchs to victory.  ODU improves to 9-7-2 overall and 5-3-1 in the Colonial Athletic Association, as they snap a two-game losing streak.  UNC-Wilmington falls to 10-7-1 overall and 1-7-1 in the CAA.


UNC-Wilmington's Ashley Church scored her third goal of the season in the 63rd minute of the game, off an assist by Phoebe Mroczek, to give the Seahawks a 1-0 lead.  The Lady Monarchs struck back nearly two minutes later, when Meredith Worsley headed the ball into the net off a corner kick.  Lisa McKenzie (Inverness, Scotland) and Laura Beeman assisted in the goal.  Laura Beeman scored just over two minutes later--in the 66th minute of the game--off an assist by Lisa McKenzie--to give ODU the 2-1 lead.


For the game, ODU out-shot the Seahawks 11-5 and had a 6-4 corner kicks edge.  Senior goalkeeper Stephanie Miller (Plymouth Meeting, PA) made three saves and allowed one goal during the game.


The Lady Monarchs, with the victory, qualified for the six-team CAA Tournament.  First round action begins Tuesday, November 6.  ODU's opponent has yet to be determined.


Line Score

ODU       0-2=2

UNCW   0-1=1


62:49       UNCW            Ashley Church, from Phoebe Mroczek

64:39       ODU                Meredith Worsley, from Lisa McKenzie and Laura Beeman

66:53       ODU                Laura Beeman, from Lisa McKenzie


Shots:  ODU (11), UNCW (5)

Corners:  ODU (6), UNCW (4)

Saves:  ODU-Stephanie Miller (3); UNCW-Rachael Wilson (3)