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ODU Field Hockey Sweeps Weekend After 4-1 Win Over Hofstra


NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion Field Hockey team made it five wins in a row Sunday after defeating Hofstra 4-1 at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex. Marlon de Bruijne scored two goals for the Monarchs.
Old Dominion (7-5, 3-1) scored four minutes into the game after the Monarchs were granted a penalty stroke and de Bruijne would step up and convert the attempt. ODU outwomenshot Hofstra in the first half 7-0 but couldn't add any more goals and would take a 1-0 lead into halftime. 
Seven minutes into the third quarter Hofstra (6-6) would be granted a penalty stroke of their own and Silvia Vetter would step up and beat Suus Broers to make it 1-1. One minute later de Bruijne regained the lead for the Monarchs as she gathered a rebounded shot and fired it into the top left corner. Old Dominion outshot the Pride 7-4 in the quarter and would take a 2-1 lead into the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter was all ODU as Emily Tammaro assisted Sacha de Gier three minutes into the quarter making it 3-1. Aubrey Mytych would deliver the final blow after Tammaro found her in front of goal. The Monarchs would keep the 4-1 lead and hold on for the victory.
"Well in the end it was a good result. Hofstra has a fast, aggressive and direct team, and a strong goalkeeper, so pleased to score four goals," said head coach Andrew Griffiths.
"We are aiming high with our team this season, and we could have been sharper with our execution and attacking decisions at certain points. If I look back at the weekend, the overall feeling is that we are working hard together as a team, and we scored nine goals. We had a lot of different players score, and we moved the ball really well across the entire field. At the same time, we limited opponents' attacking chances."
'So coming down the stretch, we are going to keep on leveling up. We will be a better team this Friday when we play at Villanova," said Griffiths
ODU is back in action on Friday, Oct. 13 when they continue BIG EAST play at Villanova beginning at 3 p.m.