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Virginia Field Hockey Loses to #2 Old Dominion 1-5

Sept. 24, 2000

Virginia's Becky Worthington (Fairview Village, Pa./Methacton) made 17 saves against Old Dominion today, but the #2 Monarchs put five in the cage to defeat Virginia 5-1. Lorraine Vizzuso's (Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) tally in the second half off a corner was the first goal allowed by the Monarchs in six games.

Old Dominion struck early as Marina DiGiacomo converted a penalty stroke 6:12 into the game. The Monarchs got thre more goals in the first half, including another penalty stroke with just over five minutes remaining in the half, to take a 4-0 lead at the break.

Virginia scored its lone goal as Vizzuso chipped in a rebound off a corner shot, ending the Monarch's five-game shutout streak at the 16:15 mark of the second half. But Old Dominion held tough after that, netting one more goal with 8:46 to play as they converted a third penalty stroke for the final score of 5-1.

Virginia returns home for a three-game homestand, starting on Wednesday as the Tribe of William and Mary comes to Charlottesville. The Cavaliers host the Tribe at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

1-2=F (Records)
UVA 0-1=1 (3-3)
ODU 4-1=5 (8-1)

Scoring Summary: ODU - 28:48 - DiGiacomo (PS), ODU - 26:52 - Steadman (Snow), ODU - 16:33 - Miracle (Yoder) , ODU - 5:03 - DiGiacomo (PS), 2nd: UVA - 16:15 - Vizzuso, ODU - 8:48 - DiGiacomo (PS)
UVA Goals: Vizzuso
ODU Goals: DiGiacomo 3, Miracle, Steadman

ODU Assists: Snow, Yoder

Goalies: UVA: Worthington (70 min, 17 svs, 5 GA)
ODU: Freeman (70 min, 2 svs, 1GA)

Shots: V: 5, ODU: 27
Corners: V: 3, ODU: 10
Defensive Saves: V: 1 (Hill), ODU: 0
Strokes: UVA 0, ODU 3-3




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