EL PASO, Texas – The Old Dominion women’s soccer team (6-3-2, 3-1-0) defeated UTEP (6-7-0, 2-2-0) by a 2-1 score at University Field on Sunday night.
"This was a real nice performance from the team tonight,” said ODU head coach Angie Hind. “It's a very difficult place to play but I thought in the first half we played with such discipline and composure and scored two quality goals. In the second half they put us under pressure as expected but we dealt with it and were resilient when we needed to be. I am really pleased with two wins on the road this weekend."
ODU struck first in the 41st minute when Demi Maris finished a shot through traffic assisted by Madison Hogan to give the Monarchs a 1-0 lead.
Three minutes later in the 44th minute, defender Jackie Stroud scored her team leading fifth goal of the season to stretch Old Dominion’s advantage to 2-0 at the half. Stroud’s goal was assisted by Carla Morich.
At the half, ODU dominated the shot count (10-1), while holding a 6-0 advantage for shots on goal.
In the 48th minute, the Miners cut ODU’s lead in half, 2-1, as Kennadie Chaudhary scored off a Lauren Crenshaw assist.
The Old Dominion defense would hold UTEP scoreless the rest of the way to earn the 2-1 victory in El Paso on Sunday night.
For the match, ODU held a 19-8 advantage for shots taken and 12-3 advantage for shots on goal. The Monarchs also took seven corners to the Miners’ two.
ODU has loss just one match in its past seven outings.
Old Dominion will be back in action on Sunday, Oct. 8, when the Monarchs host FIU to the ODU Soccer Complex at 3:00 p.m.
NEXT HOME MATCH: Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer Campaign The ODU women’s soccer program is hoping you can help them help others, as they raise money for local children who have cancer. The home match against FIU on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 3:00 p.m. will mark the official Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer game. Below is the donation link and it is important to note that 100% of the proceeds will go back to programs in the local community benefitting kids battling cancer.
VOUCHER BOOKS With a $25 purchase of the 2017 Soccer Voucher book, fans receive 20 ticket vouchers that can be used in any combination to gain entry to any women's (or men’s) regular season game at the ODU Soccer Complex. The vouchers can be redeemed in any quantity and represent a 75% savings over purchasing general admission tickets at the gate. In addition to entry to the games, the first 200 fans that purchase their ticket voucher books will receive an ODU soccer scarf. Voucher books may be purchased at this time by CLICKING HERE or by calling the ODU Ticket Office at 757-683-7087. Books may also be purchased on entry at any home match.
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