Lady Monarchs Defeat Radford in Home Opener

August 26, 2005
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Aug. 26, 2005

NORFOLK, VA- Late goals by Laura Beeman (Chalfont, PA.) and Janna Pearson (Haymarket, VA.) lifted the Lady Monarchs to a 3-1 non-conference win over Radford in their home opener at the Old Dominion Soccer Stadium. 2004 All CAA Forward Laura Beeman scored two goals on the night.

Radford's Jonita Hooker connected two minutes into the game to give the Highlanders an early 1-0 lead. The assist on the goal came from McKenzie Vergara.

In the 30th minute Laura Beeman knocked in the tying goal from 10-yards out. Late in the second half Laura Beeman scored again off an assist from Heather Vaughan (Virginia Beach, VA). Seconds later, at the 88:51 mark, Janna Pearson scored an unassisted insurance goal bringing the score to 3-1. Old Dominion held a 22-7 advantage in shots, and a 7-4 advantage in corner kicks.

Freshman Goalkeeper Colby Owen (Virginia Beach, VA) played all 90 minutes, and recorded three saves.

ODU will travel to Buies Creek, NC for their next match up against Campbell Monday August 29 at 7:00 pm.

Line Score
Radford	1 0 - 1
ODU	1 2 - 3

1:54 Radford Jonita Hooker from McKenzie Vergara 29:44 ODU Laura Beeman 88:27 ODU Laura Beeman from Heather Vaughan 88:51 ODU Janna Pearson

Shots: ODU (22) Radford (7) Corner kicks: ODU (7) Radford (4) Saves: ODU - Colby Owen (3) Radford - Annaliese Yoder (9)