ODU Heads West to Face Colorado this Friday
BOULDER, Colo.- The Old Dominion women's lacrosse team travels to the University of Colorado-Boulder this Friday at 6 p.m. eastern time (4 p.m. MT).
Old Dominion (3-9) played their last game on April 1 against Davidson College and lost by a single goal, 10-9. ODU has played in six games decided by three goals or less, and eight games decided by four goals or less.
ODU freshman goalie Maggi Buckley leads the Lady Monarchs with 27 ground balls, while senior attacker Emily Austerberry leads ODU with 27 draw controls, 28 goals and 38 points on 58 shots. Austerberry needs just one point this weekend to earn her 100th career point at Old Dominion.
ODU Lady Monarchs (3-9) vs. Colorado Buffaloes (8-6) Friday 6:00 p.m. EST.
Where: Boulder, Colorado.
Series Record: First ever meeting
Colorado Players to Watch: Freshman midfielder Johnna Fusco leads the Buffs with 30 goals and 13 assists this season on 70 shots. Fusco is also second on the team with 38 draw controls. Freshman midfielder Marie Moore leads Colorado with 47 draw controls, 35 ground balls and is second on the team with 12 caused turnovers. Freshman goalkeeper Paige Soenksen is 8-6 this year with a 10.38 goals against average and a .520 save percentage.
Scouting the Buffaloes: Colorado is coming off two games decided by one goal in overtime as the Buffs won against Southern California by a 12-11 overtime score and also defeated San Diego State 7-6 in double overtime. Colorado has won four of their last five and are 5-1 at home this year. Sophomore Sarah Lautman netted the overtime game-winner against USC.
Next up for the Lady Monarchs
ODU prepares for the No. 20-ranked Denver Pioneers this Sunday, April 20 at 1 p.m. EST in Denver.
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