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Old Dominion rallies in fourth to top Virginia, 2-1

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

uva field hockeyThe No. 11 Virginia field hockey team (6-3) closed out the weekend with a 2-1 loss against No. 21 Old Dominion (6-2) on Sunday at Turf Field in Charlottesville.

Virginia took a 1-0 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Monarchs scored two goals in a 1:43 span to pick up the 2-1 victory.

After a scoreless first period, the Cavaliers broke the deadlock 1:14 in the second quarter, scoring on what would be their only penalty corner of the game. Senior back Amber Ezechiels hit a hard, straight shot after a stick stop at the top of the circle by senior midfielder Greer Gill. The Cavalier defense limited Old Dominion to three shots in the first half, but all were on goal.

Virginia’s 1-0 score looked like it would hold until the final 10 minutes of the game. Marlon de Bruijne took off on a breakaway. After getting into the circle, she passed to a wide-open Illse Westera who converted the opportunity and tied the game. De Brujine scored the game-winner 1:43 later, converting a penalty corner. ODU took three shots in the fourth quarter, scoring twice.

Virginia pulled goalkeeper Tyler Kennedy with 1:41 remaining in the game to pick up an extra attacker, but the Monarch’s defense held on for the win.

 

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