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ODU Hosts Providence in Big East Home Opener

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: September 25, 2013
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NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion (2-6, 0-1) faces off against Providence (4-4, 1-0) this Friday at 3:00 p.m. from the L.R. Hill Sports Complex in the Big East home opener.

The Lady Monarchs return to the field after defeating Michigan State 3-1 on Sunday. Danielle Clutter and Teisha King both scored in Sunday's win, while ODU outshot both MSU and Louisville this weekend 22-12. Sarah Breen scored 3 goals on 7 shots this weekend and was named to the Big East Honor Roll.

This will be the first time in 22 years Old Dominion will host a conference game played other than in the Colonial Athletic Association (dating back to 1991) and now reside in the new Big East.

"It is important for us to play well this weekend," Head Coach Andrew Griffiths said. "Providence is a strong, physical team who are persistent, and have had some good results. We will need to continue to play a structured, disciplined game - and take our chances when they come."

The game against Providence is the Monarch Media Game of the Week, which will be broadcasted by ODU Sports Properties Ted Alexander and Katelyn Smither (Kelsey's older sister)--ODU '11.  

Weekend Preview:

Lady Monarchs Against BIG EAST Providence Friday 3:00 p.m.

Series Record: ODU Leads 2-0 

Providence Player to Watch: Junior forward Daniella Bernasconi. Leads the team with 9 goals and 20 points. Bernasconi registered 1 goal and 2 assists in the Friars 5-0 Big East conference win vs. Georgetown.

Both Meetings: 1994 - ODU came away with a 1-0 win on the road in Providence. 1993- ODU defeated Providence 6-1 from Norfolk.

 Lady Monarchs Against Quinnipiac Sunday 1 p.m.

Series Record: First ever meeting between both schools.

Quinnipiac Player to Watch: Graduate senior forward Kristin Engelke. Leads the team with 5 goals and 14 points. This past weekend Engelke tallied 2 goals and 1 assist on 9 shots in the Bobcast 4-0 and 5-0 home wins against Vermont and St. Joseph's.

Be sure to arrive early! The first 100 fans to arrive at the game will receive a free Big East T-shirt!

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