Field Hockey Hosts Pair of Early Week Games
By ODU Athletics
NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion field hockey team will host two games at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex early this week, as the Monarchs welcome American on Sunday, September 8 at 12:00 p.m. and No. 25 William & Mary on Tuesday night, September 10 at 5:00 p.m.
ODU’s game against W&M was originally scheduled for Friday, September 6, but due to inclement weather the game was postponed and moved to Tuesday.
The Monarchs are looking for their first win of the 2019 campaign after losing a tight contest against No. 11 Virginia last Friday, 3-0. The defensive unit held the Cavaliers to just five shots and one penalty corner, while sophomore goalkeeper Cam MacGillivray gathered two saves in the effort.
American is coming off a week where it went 1-1, defeating New Hampshire, 4-2 in its season opener, and falling to Richmond, 3-2. Five different Eagles have registered a goal so far in the young season, while sophomore forward Hannah Moser leads the pack, scoring a goal in each of the first two games.
The Monarchs dispatched American on the road, 1-0 last season. Overall, Old Dominion has won 31 of the 35 contests these two teams have faced off against, dating back to 1978.
About #25 William & Mary
The Tribe is also coming off of a shutout loss against a ranked opponent to open its season after suffering a 4-0 defeat against No. 3 Duke. The Blue Devils outshot W&M, 17-5 and held a 7-0 penalty corner advantage as well. Sophomore goalie Kimi Jones stopped three shots in the loss.
Last season the Monarchs came out victorious against No. 22 W&M in a 4-3 overtime contest on the road. The two teams first met in 1974, with ODU holding a 48-13 advantage over the Tribe.