No. 10 Old Dominion downs Towson 11-0 for second time in nine years
NORFOLK, Va. -- No. 10 Old Dominion earned its most lopsided victory in nine years on Friday as they routed Towson, 11-0.
The margin of victory is the most for Old Dominion (9-3) since the Monarchs defeated Towson in 2003 by an identical 11-0 margin. The win kept ODU undefeated in league play and was its sixth consecutive victory overall.
ODU scored seven first-half goals, with Sarah Breen scoring the first of her four goals just five minutes into play on a penalty corner. Seven minutes later, Danielle Clutter found the back of the cage on a pass from senior Maartje van Rijswijk as the Lady Monarchs moved ahead 2-0.
Midway through the first half, Rosario Villagra cut across the circle and made a shot past Towson goalkeeper Tashani Dickson from 15 yards. Four minutes after Villagra's goal, Kimberly Oakes scored on an assist from Christy Longacre.
Longacre was able to score off a penalty corner to make it 5-0 towards the end of the first half. Breen scored again off a penalty corner at the 30-minute mark. Breen assisted the seventh goal of the first half, pushing a ball to Celine Marquet for the score.
At the opening of the second half, Nicole Goff got her fourth goal of the season. In the 45th minute, van Rijswijk found Breen down the right side for a goal to make it 9-0.
Another corner resulted in a goal by ODU just before the 54-minute mark and Villagra capped the scoring late when Breen found her open inside the circle.
Towson (0-12) got one shot all game to go along with three penalty corners. Dickson had 12 saves on the night for the Tigers.
Breen had a career-high four goals and two assists to power the ODU offense, while Villagra had two goals and three assists and Longacre had a goal and a career-high three assists. Goalkeeper Marla Petriello earned one save in the game.
ODU outshot Towson, 36-1 and had 10-3 advantage in penalty corners.