Late goals drop Rams in tight game with ODU

Field hockey logged seven shots against ODU. Photo by Wessam Hazaymeh

Trenton Fisher, Contributing Writer

Field hockey fell to ODU on Saturday afternoon 2-0 at Cary Street Field after knocking off William and Mary on Friday afternoon in overtime. 

“I think that we allowed their press to get us out of our structure of attack,” coach Stacey Bean said. “I think our youth showed a little bit today.”

It was a slow start to the contest, as the two squads were 0-for-6 shooting in the first half. ODU had a scoring opportunity in the second quarter, but the goal was negated due to a foul on the Monarchs.

The Monarchs started rolling in the fourth quarter with two goals, both off the stick of Riley Taylor. 

Taylor scored her first off a penalty corner from Alice Demars in the 47th minute, finding its way into the goal. 

Late in the fourth quarter, Taylor scored again to put ODU up by two and seal the win for the Monarchs. 

The Rams are one game under .500 after falling to the Monarchs. Bean said the Rams have to work on getting better each day.

“Keep getting better every day,” Bean said. “If we’re able to get those early goals because of the early momentum we had, it’s a totally different game.” 

VCU will travel to Richmond this Friday to take on the Spiders at 3 pm. 

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