NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 24, 2010 - Old Dominion jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first half and added two more in half number two on its way to defeating the James Madison field hockey team 4-1 at the Powhatan Sports Complex in Norfolk, Va. on Sunday.
The loss drops the Dukes to 8-10 on the season and 3-4 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Monarchs, ranked 20th in the latest Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I coaches poll, improved to 9-9 and 6-1 in conference play.
ODU was led by Loran Hatch with two goals while Maarje Van Rijswijk and Kathryn Kirk chipped in a goal. Hatch leads the Monarchs with 16 goals and 35 points. Paige Clutter and Alyschia Conn had a pair of assists each. Devon Seifert allowed one goal and made one save to improve to 8-4 on the season.
Freshman Lise van Dam (The Hague, The Netherlands/Maerlant Lyceum) scored her second career goal to pace the Dukes. Senior Amy Daniel (Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood) assisted on the play, giving her nine on the season and a team-high 45 points.
Old Dominion led the match in shots 15-7 while each team attempted five penalty corners. JMU freshman goalkeeper Stephanie Tarafas (Suffolk, Va./Nanesmond River) made eight saves, but allowed four goals to pick up the loss.
ODU opened the scoring at the 6:18 mark as Hatch converted a penalty corner to make it 1-0. Clutter inserted the ball to Conn who set the ball up for Hatch who blasted a shot past Tarafas. Less than four minutes later, Van Rijswijk pounced on a JMU turnover in the circle for her 11th goal of the year.
Three and a half minutes into the second half, van Dam cut the Monarch lead in half. She deflected a shot by Daniel high up over Seifert and into the back of the net.
It took Old Dominion just 43 seconds to restore its lead. Kirk dribbled through the Madison defense and scored from the baseline. Six minutes later Hatch converted another penalty corner to cap the day's scoring.
The Dukes host Northeastern for Senior Day next Sunday at the JMU Field Hockey Complex at 1 p.m.
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