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Women’s Soccer Drops C-USA Match with Middle Tennessee, 1-0

Keith Lucas

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion women's soccer team (1-4-1, 0-2-0 C-USA) dropped a 1-0 home match with Middle Tennessee (1-1-0, 1-1-0) on Friday night in its Conference USA home opener.
"No doubt we are so disappointed with this result," head coach Angie Hind said. "It was a game that could have gone either way, but credit to MT. They found a way to win, and that is exactly what we didn't do. It's a problem for us right now, and one that needs to change. It's not about talent or work rate, that's clear to see. It's about finding a way to win. Stepping up and making it count. That's what we need right now." 

Peyton DePriest broke a scoreless deadlock in the 47th minute. The Lady Raiders pounced on a Monarch turnover in the midfield, springing a counterattack that ended when DePriest found space in a crowded 18-yard box to bury a shot in the lower left corner.
The Monarchs nearly equalized in the 51st minute. Megan Watts shot from the right side of the box only to see her shot nick the far post and rebound back into the field of play.
Looking for an equalizer, ODU earned three corner kicks in the final 11:30. Cami Johnstone found herself on the end of a long ball into the Middle Tennessee box, but the sophomore midfielder could not generate enough power on her shot to beat Lady Raider goalkeeper Hannah Suder.
A balanced first half led to a 0-0 score at the intermission. The Monarchs tested Suder on the first shot of the game, drawing the first of three saves on the evening. ODU keeper Kasey Perry made a pair of saves in the first 45.
For the game, the Monarchs held a slight 12-10 edge in total shots. ODU took four corner kicks to Middle Tennessee's two. Morgan Hall and Ece Turkoglu had a team-high three attempts.
Perry made three stops in 90 minutes of action.
The Monarchs return to action on March 11 with a 1 p.m. match at Florida International.