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Four Goal Second Half Leads Women's Soccer Over Southern Miss On Senior Day

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2023 Seniors

NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion women's soccer team scored four goals in the second half to defeat Southern Miss 4-0 on Senior Day at the ODU Soccer Complex. Ece Turkoglu scored two goals for the Monarchs, while Rhea Kijowski and Megan Watts tallied one each. 
"I am delighted that we managed to get a great result in senior night. Such a great way to celebrate the five wonderful young women," said ODU Head Coach Angie Hind.
Old Dominion (8-1-2, 3-1-0) created chances against Southern Miss (5-5-1, 2-1-1) in the first half as the Monarchs rattled off seven shots to the Golden Eagles' two. ODU was only able to put one of the shots on goal which was saved. 
The second half of the match was all ODU as the Monarchs racked up 15 shots. Old Dominion got its first goal of the game at 61:39 when Lexy Griffin fouled Kijowski in the box. She would step up to take the penalty and put it away. Old Dominion extended its lead two minutes later as Turkoglu took a shot outside the box and it was placed in the top right corner.
ODU wasn't done, in the 72nd minute Turkoglu scored her second goal as she drilled a low line drive into the bottom left corner giving ODU a 3-0 lead. The final blow came from Watts as Golden Eagles defender Amos Brooke received a red card for restraining Watts inside the penalty box. Watts stepped up for the penalty and delivered the final blow as the Monarchs held on to the four-goal lead for the last 10 minutes of the game.
Emily Bredek faced three shots making one save for her eighth clean sheet of the year. 
The four-goal second half was the most goals in a half since a five-goal outburst against VMI in 2012.
"I thought we played some good soccer in the first half but then so did Southern Miss. and it was really an even game," Hind said. "Second half we managed to get more of the ball in much more dangerous areas and I think that helped us so much. So proud of the team today in how they played and how together they were." 
The Monarchs are back in action on Thursday, Oct. 5 when they travel to Huntington, West Virginia to take on Marshall starting at 6 p.m.