McGovern got the Lady Monarchs on the board in the first half with an unassisted shot from the top of the box in the 23rd minute. Old Dominion held the 1-0 advantage through the end of the half.
In the second half, Rutgers' junior midfielder Alyssa Radu scored two goals, the first coming at 46:41 and the second at 68:30 on a 40-yard blast. The second goal proved to be the game-winner as the Scarlet Knights held on for the 2-1 decision.
Old Dominion drops to 2-1 on the season as Rutgers improves to 2-0. The Lady Monarchs will return to action on Monday night as they take on the Monmouth Hawks in New Jersey at 6 pm.
SCORING SUMMARY ODU 1-0=1 RU 0-2=2 ODU 22:22 Mel McGovern unassisted RU 46:41 Alyssa Radu unassisted RU 68:30 Alyssa Radu unassisted SHOTS ON GOAL: ODU (10), RU (13) CORNERS: ODU (1), RU (4) SAVES: ODU (4), RU (3) FOULS: ODU (13), RU (8)