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Tørsløv’s Equalizer Keeps Women’s Soccer Unbeaten With 1-1 Draw Against Tribe

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Anna Tørsløv

NORFOLK, Va. – Anna Tørsløv's breakaway goal in the 65th minute proved to be the equalizer on Sunday night as Old Dominion and William & Mary played to a 1-1 draw at the ODU Soccer Stadium. With the draw, the Monarchs remain unbeaten with a 4-0-2 record heading into their non-conference finale next week.
"Tonight, was really competitive from start to finish. Credit to William and Mary they came out strong and although we had the better chances, I felt they were better than us in the first half," said ODU Head Coach Angie Hind. "Second half, I was pleased with how we started and even after they went ahead I felt we were much more solid and had greater possession and momentum. The response was fantastic from the team to score so soon after we went down and that shows real character."

After a scoreless first half, the Tribe got on the board in the 59th minute as Mia Suchora recovered a loose ball and fired one into the right corner of the net to put the guests ahead 1-0 at the 58:49 mark.
The Tribe goal was the first one the Monarchs had given up in nearly 509 minutes to start the season. That is the second longest scoreless run, time wise, in program history only trailing a 528:41 span in the 2018 season.
The Monarchs forced the issue and had a couple of corner kick opportunities, but the equalizer hit almost six minutes later as Tørsløv stole the ball and weaved down the left side and fired one into the far corner as ODU tied the game 1-1 at 64:43.
Each team had opportunities in the final 25 minutes with goalkeepers Emily Bredek and Zoe Doughty recording saves to keep the game even. Coming into the contest, those two goalkeepers combined to allow one goal through the opening part of the season.
"I thought we would get the winner with one of the late chances, but we just fell short tonight," Hind said.

On the night, ODU had an 11-7 advantage in shots with the teams peppering the nets in the second half to the tune of a 7-6 margin in favor of the Monarchs. ODU had a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks.
"After three tough weeks of double game weekends, I am proud of the group and now we thankfully get a full week to recover and have the chance to practice and get better together," Hind added.
The Monarchs will close out the non-conference schedule on September 10 when they face High Point in a 4 p.m. kick at the ODU Soccer Stadium.