ODU enters the weekend on a three-game winning streak.
ODU enters the weekend on a three-game winning streak.
Rick Voight

No. 25 Field Hockey Hosts Villanova, No. 1 UNC

October 25, 2018
By ODU Athletics
#25 Old Dominion (10-5, 3-3 Big East) vs. Villanova (8-8, 3-3 Big East)
Location L.R. Hill Sports Complex (Norfolk, Va.)
Time Friday, Oct. 26, at 12 p.m. ET
Media Live Video | Live Stats | Twitter Updates
#25 Old Dominion vs. #1 North Carolina (16-0, 6-0 ACC)
Location L.R. Hill Sports Complex (Norfolk, Va.)
Time Sunday, Oct. 28, at 12 p.m. ET
Media Live Video | Live Stats | Twitter Updates


NORFOLK, Va. --
The 25th-ranked Old Dominion field hockey team hosts Villanova and No. 1 North Carolina in the final games of the regular season this weekend at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex.

On Friday at noon, the Monarchs and Villanova meet with a Big East Tournament bid on the line. ODU then takes on the top-ranked Tar Heels on Sunday at noon. Sunday will also be Senior Day. Amie Olton, Kristie Robles, Kealsie Robles and Kristen Vick will all be honored in a pregame ceremony.

Friday's contest against Villanova will decide the fourth and final spot for next weekend's Big East Tournament. The seeding scenarios for ODU include:
- With win & Providence loss to Liberty, ODU will be No. 3 seed and play No. 2 Liberty in first round
- With win & Providence win against Liberty, ODU will be No. 4 seed and play No. 1 UConn in first round
- With loss, ODU does not make tournament and Villanova will be No. 4 seed

Sunday's game against UNC will be the 24th time in program history that the Monarchs have played against a No. 1-ranked team. ODU is 7-16 all-time against top-ranked teams. 

The Monarchs enter the weekend on a three-game winning streak and have outscored their opponents 13-1 during that stretch. Individually, Rebecca Birch and Erin Huffman lead the team in scoring with 23 and 22 points, respectively. 

ABOUT VILLANOVA
The Wildcats enter Friday on a three-game winning streak, but are 2-5 away from home. In Big East play, Villanova owns wins over Quinnipiac, Georgetown and Temple. Megan Vermeil, the granddaughter of former NFL coach Dick Vermeil, is the team's leading scorer with eight goals and four assists.

ABOUT #1 NORTH CAROLINA
The Tar Heels are the lone undefeated team remaining in the nation with 10 of their 16 wins coming over top-25 teams. Overall, UNC has outscored its opponents, 73-10. Individually, three Tar Heels have scored 10+ goals, led by Catherine Hayden's 14.


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