George Mason Upends Lady Monarchs, 6-2

October 22, 1999
By ODU Athletics
FAIRFAX, VA (October 22) -- Old Dominion's women's soccer team was defeated by George Mason, 6-2, as Patriot forward Jamie Ricker completed a hat trick and All CAA forward Katy Robertson scored two goals. The Lady Monarchs drop to 7-8-0 on the season, 2-5-0 in the CAA as George Mason improves to 8-8-0, 4-3-0.

Old Dominion took the lead in the 11th minute when sophomore forward Melanie McGovern (Somerdale, NJ) connected on her sixth strike of the season. GMU later tied the game in the 15th minute on Ricker?s first blast of the game.

Kristen Murray (Wappingers Falls, NY) made it 2-1 Old Dominion in the 16th minute when she headed an Anna Gruzalski (Oak Ridge, TN) cross into the net. Robertson later tied the game at two in the 18th minute on a 15 yard blast into the middle of the net off a Ricker assist.

Ricker then made it 3-2, GMU, with seven minutes remaining in the first half, placing an unassisted shot into the net from eight yards out. At the half, it was 3-2 George Mason.

In the second half, it was all GMU as Ricker scored her third goal in the 49th minute, followed by Robertson?s second goal in the 71st minute and Angela Lombardi?s strike with less than five minutes to play. For the game, George Mason out-shot Old Dominion 18-11 and out-cornered the Lady Monarchs 4-3.

The Lady Monarchs play in the second game of their weekend road trip when they square off against American on Sunday at 1:00 pm at Reeves Field. The team returns home for their final game of the season on Saturday, October 30th, as they host Radford at 3:00 pm.

ODU  2-0=2
GMU  3-3=6

ODU 10:49 Mel McGovern unassisted; GMU 14:59 Jaime Ricker from Megan Hawkins and Katy Robertson; ODU 15:54 Kristen Murray from Anna Gruzalski; GMU 17:10 Katy Robertson from Jamie Ricker; GMU 38:52 Jaime Ricker unassisted; GMU 48:33 Jaime Ricker from Carolyn Marin; GMU 70:09 Katy Robertson on a penalty kick; GMU 85:38 Angela Lombardi from Kerri Beck.

SHOTS: ODU (11), GMU (18) CORNERS: ODU (3), GMU (4) GOAL SAVES: ODU-Dedmond (2), Kinsler (1); GMU-Matthews (5) FOULS: ODU (13), GMU (8)

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