ODU Christina Rea scored a hat trick Sunday
ODU Christina Rea scored a hat trick Sunday
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Early Deficit Costs ODU in 18-6 Loss at No. 20 Denver

April 20, 2014
By ODU Athletics

DENVER, Colo. - The Old Dominion University women's lacrosse team dropped an 18-6 decision to the No. 20-ranked Denver Pioneers Sunday afternoon.

Denver (15-1) came out of the gate quickly to lead 2-0 before ODU (3-11) junior midfielder Christina Rea scored her first of three goals on the day to trim the Pioneer lead to 2-1. Denver responded with three straight goals to go up 5-1.

Lady Monarchs sophomore midfielder Mary Margaret McCaleb answered at 19:20 off a free position shot to score her first of two goals on the day and trimmed the DU lead to 5-2.

The Pioneers continued the offense in the first half with seven more goals, while Rea scored at 5:08 as Denver led 12-3 at the half.

Denver began the second half with two more goals. Rea tallied her hat trick at 15:45 off a free postion shot and McCaleb scored her second goal to make the Denver lead 14-5.

ODU senior attacker Emily Austerberry scored her fifth goal of the weekend at 6:04 in the second half, but Denver went on to win 18-6.

Old Dominion freshman goalkeeper Maggi Buckley came in for junior co-captain Karen Hayde and made five saves in 49+ minutes.

ODU 3-3=6
Denver 12-6=18

Goals- Christina Rea 3 (24, 25, 26), Mary McCaleb 2 (12, 13), Emily Austerberry 1 (33)

Shots- ODU (19), DU (34)

Ground Balls- ODU (11), DU (16)

Draw Controls- ODU (10), DU (16)

Saves- ODU (6) Hayde 1/ Buckley 5, DU (11)

Next ODU Game- ODU hosts No. 7-ranked Johns Hopkins Wednesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. from the L.R. Hill Sports Complex.

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