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ODU Field Hockey Shuts Out William & Mary 4-0 On Sunday


NORFOLK, Va. –  The Old Dominion Field Hockey took down William & Mary on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex with a final score of 4-0. Four different Monarchs scored in the win. 
Old Dominion (4-5) got on the board first after William & Mary (3-4) committed a penalty, Marlon de Bruijne stepped up to take the penalty stroke and scored. The Monarchs outshot the Tribe 4-0 in the first quarter but couldn't extend their 1-0 lead. Old Dominion would be granted a penalty corner with just under two minutes left in the half. After the ball was bounced around in the box Frederique Zandbergen was able to control it and dish a pass to Nicole Fredricks who scored her first goal of the season. The Monarchs went into halftime leading 2-0.
The third quarter was even as ODU took two shots but couldn't score. Heading into the fourth quarter the Monarchs held a 2-0 advantage but kept the pressure on the Tribe. With six minutes remaining Sanci Molkenboer found a cutting Nicollete Saccomandi who scored her first goal as a Monarch. ODU put the finishing touches on the game as Evelyn Murray dished a pass to Molenboer on the back post and made it 4-0. 
ODU outshot W&M 11-4, Suus Broers was credited with her fourth shutout of the season as she tallied one save in the victory. 
"It was really important for us to come out and make a statement. It was a big win for us because we wanted to go 2-0. Our game plan was on point and our girls executed it well and really happy we got four on the board," said Associate Head Coach Natalie Holder
"We have struggled a little bit and had chances and to get four goals with Nicollette scoring her first college goal and a corner goal. There wasn't a period where we let up which was a big part as we wanted to make a statement today going 2-0." 
"An instate win is great but I think it's good for the team morale and to beat two tough opponents is a great day."
Old Dominion is back in action Friday Sept. 29 when they continue BIG EAST play at Providence starting at 2 p.m.