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ODU Field Hockey Defeats Queens 8-0 On Friday


NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion Field Hockey team got back in the win column on Friday night with an 8-0 win over Queens at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex. Five different Monarchs scored in the win and Marlon de Bruijne led the way with a hat trick.   

ODU (2-2) opened the scoring in the first quarter when Sacha De Gier found a cutting de Bruijne who slotted the pass into the back of the goal in the first three minutes of the game. The Monarchs extended its lead with de Bruijne's second goal of the day and took a 2-0 lead into the second quarter.   

In the second quarter Old Dominion pushed its lead to three goals two minutes into the quarter when De Gier assisted Sanci Molkenboer. Four minutes later de Bruijne would score her third goal of the first half and final of the day. With three minutes left before halftime Molkenboer would take her own saved shot and strike it past the keeper to give the Monarchs a 5-0 lead at the half.   

ODU kept the scoring going in the third quarter when Frederique Zandbergen sent a corner into Danielle Husar who set De Gier up for the goal. Aubrey Mytych made the score 7-0 after Emily Tammaro dished a pass into her. In the fourth quarter Queens (0-4) had a chance to get on the board with a penalty stroke but Elsa Goldsberry denied that opportunity. Old Dominion put the final goal on the board with nine minutes to play as Mackenzie Olsommer slipped a pass inside to Sam Zwyna who finished it for her first goal as a Monarch.   

"It was good for us to score goals because you need to do that in order to win games. One of the stats was that two thirds of our shots were on the goal and that's the first thing we have to do as well as trying to get some far post shots because we play against some good goalies," said head coach Andrew Griffiths. "The nice thing today was we got a lot of different people involved in the buildup and scoring those goals and it was a positive day for us and we were able to show our depth."  

"Every player that wanted to be in the game today was able to get in which was great and we had some really good ball pattern in the third and fourth quarter when we had a lot of players who aren't normally starting in, we see it in practice but sometimes practice can get old for those players. For them to get some game experience is really good and see who handles it well and it was a positive day all around," said Griffiths.   

ODU is back in action on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. when they host the #2 North Carolina Tar Heels at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex.