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ODU Controls Shot and Corner Count in 3-1 Loss to No. 17 USF

WSOC vs USF Highlights Box Score

NORFOLK, Va. – Despite outshooting the Bulls, 22-8, and holding an 8-1 advantage in corners, the Old Dominion women’s soccer team (3-7-0, 1-1-0 C-USA) fell by a 3-1 score to undefeated and No. 17 nationally ranked South Florida (8-0-0, 0-0-0 AAC) on Sunday night at the ODU Soccer Complex. ODU’s all-time leading scorer, Jen Henley, was recognized at halftime after being inducted into the ODU Hall of Fame this weekend.

Old Dominion trailed 2-0 after 24 minutes of action, before Jackie Stroud drilled home a penalty kick, to bring the Lady Monarchs within one, 2-1; however, Evelyne Veins' five points (two goals and one assist) ultimately lifted South Florida to its eighth victory in as many tries for the 2016 season.

"I am extremely proud of our group of players, what a performance,” said ODU head coach Angie Hind. “To play against the number 17 ranked team and outshoot them in the manner that we did, clearly shows the dominance we had in this game. We were outstanding tonight. They scored on three breakaways, so you can credit them with taking their chances. For me, however, I look at the manner in which we played tonight and Friday and see this weekend as a true stepping stone for our season."

The Bulls scored first, when Yasmine Hall found Evelyne Viens in the 11th minute to give USF a 1-0 lead. The goal was Viens eighth of the season.

In the 24th minute, Viens assisted an Andrea Hauksdottir goal to give South Florida a 2-0 advantage.

Jackie Stroud scored her first goal of the season, when she finished a penalty kick to cut the Lady Monarchs deficit in half, 2-1, in the 40th minute.

South Florida led 2-1 after the first 45 minutes of play; however, ODU held advantages in shots (8-3) and corners (3-0).

It was in the 63rd minute that Veins put away her ninth goal of the season off a Gudrun Sigurdardottir assist to give South Florida a 3-1 lead.

Old Dominion would again dominate the shot-count in the second half, 14-5, as well as corner kick tally, 5-1. Kat Elliott compiled seven saves in the winning effort in goal for the Bulls. Grace Haverly led ODU with seven attempted shots.

Old Dominion will remain at home for its next two matches, as the Lady Monarchs will welcome UTSA on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:00 p.m., before taking on UTEP on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Both matches can be viewed live in HD through C-USA TV.

Now available are the 2016 ODU Soccer voucher books for $25. With each voucher book fans receive 20 ticket vouchers that can be redeemed at any home women’s (or men's) soccer match throughout the 2016 season. The vouchers can be redeemed in any quantity and represent a 75% savings over purchasing general admission tickets at the gate. Also included for the first 200 purchasers is an official 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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