NORFOLK, Va. — Old Dominion has opened its season against four top-10 opponents and after Sunday’s 4-1 win against No. 3 Virginia, the Lady Monarchs remain perfect.
Senior Kathryn Kirk netted a pair of goals and 12th-ranked ODU raced out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back on a beautiful day at the Powhatan Sports Complex. Old Dominion (4-0) put together an impressive weekend by knocking off No. 1 Maryland and No. 3 Virginia by a combined score of 8-1.
The win makes Lady Monarchs 33-12 all-time against the Cavaliers.
No. 4 Connecticut 2, No. 8 Penn State 1 (OT)
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Sophomore forward Marie Elena Bolles scored her first goal of the season and senior back Kim Krzyk netted the game-winner in overtime as Connecticut defeated Penn State on Sunday in University Park, Pa. With the win, UConn improves to 3-0 on the season while the Lady Lions slip to 2-2.
The Huskies have now beaten the Lady Lions three consecutive times.
Penn State got on the board first when Amy Kelsey scored 20:23 into the contest but Bolles’ equalizer came less than 11-minutes later. Bolles used her speed to get ahead of the PSU defense and dribbled into the circle where she snuck a shot past Ayla Halus and into the back of the net.
No. 1 Maryland 2, No. 9 Michigan 1
COLLEGE PARK, Md. — No. 1 Maryland held off No. 9 Michigan’s late rally for a 2-1 win Sunday at the Terps’ home opener at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Senior Jemma Buckley and sophomore Jill Witmer each scored in the win.
“This was a big result for this group, coming off of a really tough battle on Friday,” head coach Missy Meharg said. “I’m so proud of the way this new team came out and made a commitment to their style and their standard of protecting this house. Michigan is a great team. They’re formidable and they are a championship team.”
No. 6 Ohio State 2, James Madison 0
HARRISONBURG, Va. — Senior goalkeeper Margo Savage turned away nine shots for James Madison, but No. 6 Ohio State got a pair of late goals to pick up the 2-0 win at the JMU Field Hockey Complex on Sunday.
The loss drops James Madison to 1-2 on the season while Ohio State completed a 2-0 weekend to improve to 2-3.
No. 10 American 2, No. 7 Princeton 0
WASHINGTON D.C. — Shelly Montgomery broke a scoreless tie in the 62nd minute with what proved to be the game winner as No. 10 American defeated No. 7 Princeton 2-0 Sunday at Jacobs Field. 919 fans were in attendance for the game, celebrating American’s fifth annual Phil Jacobs event.
The win is the Eagles’ second consecutive versus Princeton and the team’s third against a top-10 opponent since 2004. The Tigers were ranked No. 4 at the time of last year’s 3-2 victory at Princeton and in 2004, the Eagles defeated then third-ranked Maryland 3-1 in College Park, Md. This is the program’s first win against a top-10 team at Jacobs Field.