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Lacrosse Opens Home Swing Against No. 9 Virginia on Wednesday

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Release: March 26, 2013
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March 26, 2013

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Old Dominion (3-6) vs. #9 Virginia (5-5)
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
L.R. Hill Sports Complex (1,500) / Norfolk, Va.

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NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University women's lacrosse team beings a stretch of four consecutive home games starting on Wednesday night when they host No. 9 Virginia at 7 p.m. at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex.

Old Dominion (3-6) was doubled up on Saturday in a loss at Virginia Tech, 16-8. The Lady Monarchs will look to rebound in just their fourth home game of the season on Wednesday where they are 2-1 this season. ODU owns wins over Wiiliam & Mary and American at home while suffering their lone loss last Wednesday to Longwood.

Sophomore midfielder Ashmore Standing scored five goals for the second time this season last Wednesday and leads the team with 19 goals while scooping up 14 groundballs and winning 10 draws. Junior attacker Emily Austerberry has chipped in 16 goals and four assists. Sophomore midfielder Christina Rea has 13 goals, three assists with 22 draws and 16 groundballs. Defensively, senior Alexandra Burns has 21 groundballs and caused 12 turnovers. Sophomore goalkeeper Karen Hayde has 70 saves while allowing 138 goals.

Virginia (5-5) lost at home on Saturday to No. 6 Duke, 13-7, which snapped their three-game win streak where they defeated William & Mary, Princeton and No. 19 James Madison. UVA also has wins over No. 6 Loyola (Md.) and Richmond with their losses coming to No. 2 Syracuse, No. 1 Maryland, No. 10 Penn State and No. 3 North Carolina.

For the Cavaliers, sophomore attacker Casey Bocklet powers the offensie with a team-best 26 goals, 12 assists and 38 points while junior attacker Ashlee Warner adds 19 goals and 11 assists. UVA has six players with 12 goals or more. Senior defender Megan Dunleavy anchors the defense with 10 groundballs and three caused turnovers while senior Kim Kolarik has allowed 77 goals and racked up 52 saves while seeing the majority of time in goal for UVA.

Virginia leads the all-time series, 31-3. The Cavaliers has won the last three in the series including a narrow 14-13 decision in 2012 in Charlottesville where ODU's furious comeback came up just short.

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