Old Dominion Heads North to Delaware and Towson This Weekend
By ODU Athletics
April 11, 2013
Old Dominion (3-10, 1-2) at Delaware (7-5, 1-2)
Friday, April 12, 2013 / 5:00 p.m.
Delaware Stadium (22,0000) / Newark, Del.
Old Dominion at Towson
Sunday, April 14, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Johnny Unitas Stadium (11,198) / Towson, Md.
Sunday Live Video (PAY)
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion University women's lacrosse team will attempt to end their six-game skid this weekend when they hit the road for three of their final four games of the season starting on Friday night at 5 p.m. at Delaware followed by a 1 p.m. start on Sunday at Towson.
Old Dominion (3-10, 1-2) dropped their first full weekend of CAA games last week at home to Hofstra and Drexel, extending their skid to six games. The Lady Monarchs are looking for their first win since March 17 at Saint Joseph's as they hit the road for three of their final four games.
Sophomore midfielder Ashmore Standing leads the offense with 27 goals and four assists while junior attacker Emily Austerberry has added 22 goals and four assists. Sophomore midfielder Christina Rea leads the team with 26 draws in addition to scoring 21 goals while senior attacker Meredith Rogers has scored 12 goals and added a team-high seven assists. Defensively, junior Kallie McCormick has caused 18 turnovers and scooped up 24 groundballs while senior Alexandra Burns has 33 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers. Sophomore goalkeeeper Karen Hayde has 109 saves while allowing 187 goals.
Delaware (7-5, 1-2) is coming off an 18-8 win at George Mason on Sunday to capture their first CAA victory of the season. The Blue Hens lost at No. 19 James Madison and at home to Towson to start the conference slate. The Blue Hens have wins over Monmouth, Denver, Lehigh, No. 11 Loyola, Lafayette and Temple with losses to No. 15 Georgetown, LaSalle and Rutgers in non-conference action.
Offensively, Allison Hahn is the leader with 22 goals and 14 assists while Caitlin McCartney adds 31 goals and 26 draws while Chelsea Fay has 28 goals for UD. Defensively, Erin Wein has caused 13 turnovers and has 19 groundballs. In goal, Alex Zaugra has 74 saves and allowed 103 goals.
Towson (5-7, 3-0) hosts William and Mary on Friday night and leads the CAA with a record of 3-0 after coming off a 16-10 win at No. 19 James Madison last Sunday. In midweek on Tuesday, Towson won at American, 11-6, to win their fourth game in a row. The Tigers went just 2-7 in non-conference action but faced six teams ranked in the top 20 as they lost to No. 5 North Carolina, No. 15 Georgetown, No. 7 Loyola, No. 5 Syracuse, No. 12 Johns Hopkins, No. 1 Maryland and also to Richmond with their other non-CAA win coming over UMBC.
The Tigers are powered by Rhiannon Coogie who has 27 goals and two assists while Ashleigh Rohrback adds 11 goals and 13 assists and Sarah Maloof has chipped in 10 goals and 14 assists. Defensively, Kaitlin Sheridan has forced 13 turnovers while scooping up 22 groundballs. In goal, Kelsea Donnelly has 83 saves while allowing 111 goals.
Towson holds the slim 6-5 advantage in the all-time series with ODU, having won the last three seasons including a pair of two-goal wins in 2010 and 2012 in Norfolk. ODU's last win came at Towson in 2009 by a 10-7 margin. The Blue Hens are 14-8 all-time against the Lady Monarchs and have won the last six meetings. ODU's last win came in 2006, 10-8.
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