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ODU's Soccer Game vs. UVA Cancelled - A Look Back at Spring Season


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The match between the Old Dominion University women’s soccer team and the University of Virginia originally scheduled to be played on Friday, April 25th was cancelled due to inclement weather in the area.

This concludes the 2014 Spring Season for the Lady Monarchs, as they ended with a 1-1-1 overall record. Impressing, ODU saw much improvement throughout the past several weeks after suffering a tough 1-0 loss against William and Mary in Game One.

Old Dominion first year head coach Angie Hind exclaimed, “With this being our first game of the spring season, I was really pleased with how we worked as a team. I really wanted us to get out there and compete both individually and as a collective unit and I felt for the most part, we did that. It was my first real opportunity to see us in a full game situation and I was really pleased with the work-rate and commitment from everyone.  William and Mary is a strong program and therefore it was a challenging first game and so to limit them to very few goal chances and create a few of our own was pleasing.”

In Game Two, Old Dominion made the hike out to Farmville, Va. to take a stab at Longwood University, where the Lady Monarchs and Lancers would play to a 1-1 draw, as Jackie Stroud that found Jessie Klamut in back post area, where Klamut out jumped her defender to head ball into the back of the net in the 11th minute for ODU’s first goal of the Spring Season and under Coach Hind. Longwood equalized early in second half off a corner which ended up being a deflected goal from one of the ODU players who pressing the shot, which would end up being the final goal of the game, as two teams ended tied at one apiece.

Hind said, “This was a competitive game with both teams having periods of dominance. There were some real positives to take from today, as I felt we really limited Longwood’s chances. We competed well and looked to be a goal threat especially from wide areas. It was really pleasing to see how strong we looked in the final stages of the game pushing hard to get that second goal, a sign that we are getting stronger.”

On Sunday, April 6, the Lady Monarchs laced up their boots for Game Three against Virginia Commonwealth University, which would turn out to be their last contest of the Spring Season, as Game Four against UVA would get cancelled.

In the second half at VCU, ODU’s Jordan Jones beat her opponent and bent the ball straight into the goal from a narrow angle for the Lady Monarchs to take a 1-0 lead over the Rams. The game’s second and final goal came from great midfield play of Devin Dougherty, who got free and slotted a through ball into the path of Madison Hogan, who coolly slotted the ball past the keeper, lifting Old Dominion to a 2-0 advantage and eventual victory over in-state rival, VCU.

Hind said she was, "Really impressed by the work rate and real desire shown today. The first half was a real battle and we showed we were more than equal to that, which against a strong physical team like VCU was really pleasing. The second half we played tough but also looked to get in behind them more and it paid off with two well deserved goals.”

Hind concluded, “We had been working all week on our attacking play and of course to come away scoring two goals was great but I'm just as pleased with the work rate and real team commitment to our defensive game - I thought we did really well in that."

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