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Old Dominion Athletics | March 12, 2015

Old Dominion defeats top-ranked Cavaliers

  The Cavs and Monarchs last met on April 29, 2014, when ODU beat Virginia 8-1.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- Matt Cogen drove in four runs on three hits to help lead Old Dominion (7-5) to a 14-5 win against top-ranked Virginia (12-2) on Wednesday evening at Davenport Field. It was the Monarchs' second consecutive victory against the Cavaliers.

ODU defeated then-No. 1 UVa. last year 8-1 at Harbor Park. Overall, the Monarchs have won five consecutive games.  

Matt Cogen, Taylor Ostrich and Josh Eldridge led ODU with three hits each, while P.J. Higgins, Connor Myers and Mike Perez collected two hits each. Nick Lustrino and Myers also knocked in two runs.  

ODU got on the board In the second inning as Perez brought home Nick Lustrino on a sacrifice fly. Myers also scored in that inning on a throwing error.

In the ODU third Inning Ostrich singled home Higgins and Nick Walker doubled home Ostrich.

In the seventh, Eldridge singled home Higgins followed by a Lustrino single to bring home both Eldridge and Ostrich. Walker scored on a Cavalier error and Cogen finished the inning with a single to bring home both Myers and Lustrino for a 10-4 ODU lead.

ODU tacked on four more in the eighth when Myers singled in Walker and Eldridge followed by a Cogen double that plated Perez and Myers. Victor Diaz picked up the win in relief.

Matt Thaiss led the Cavaliers with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. He belted a two-run homer in the fifth which brought Virginia to within one run at 4-3.

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