W&M Field Hockey to Host #19 Old Dominion Sunday on Senior Day
WILLIAMSBURG - The William and Mary field hockey team will bring its season to close Sunday afternoon at Busch Field, hosting No. 19 Old Dominion at 1 p.m. Before the match, the Tribe will take a moment to honor and recognize it's 10-member senior class as they begin their final home game.
Scouting the Tribe
William and Mary split last weekend with a win over James Madison and loss to VCU, and currently stands 4-13 overall, 2-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association. Sophomore Ashley Kyle (San Diego, Calif.), 3g and 1a, and senior Erica Eng (Morristown, N.J.), 2g and 3a, are tied for the team lead with seven points each. Mikala Savaides (Burke, Va.) scored one of the Tribe's goals in the upset of JMU, and is tied with Kyle for the team lead with three goals on the season. On the defensive side of the field, sophomore Maria Caro (Martinsville, N.J.) is second in the conference and tied for ninth nationally with five defensive saves.
Scouting the Monarchs
Old Dominion is ranked 19th in the nation in the latest poll, and stands 9-10 overall, 6-1 in the CAA after falling to North Carolina on Saturday afternoon. On the offensive end of the field, Loran Hatch (16g, 3a) and Paige Clutter (4g, 17a) are the Monarchs' leaders, while Devon Seifert has a 2.37 GAA and 62 saves in goal.
W&M is 11-39 all-time against Old Dominion, with the Tribe's last win coming in 2004. The Monarchs are actually the first team that appears in the College's all-time results list, which dates to a 1-0, Sep. 27, 1973 win over ODU in Williamsburg.
News and Notes
-Sophomore goalkeeper Elizabeth Frey (Virginia Beach, Va.) leads the conference in both saves per match (7.5 in six) and in save percentage (76.3%), while ranking second in total saves with 45.
-The W&M-Delaware game marked the third year in a row that the Tribe and the Blue Hens had played each other on October 3rd. Remarkable as that coincidence is, it has actually happened before for the Tribe - from 1985-1987, W&M faced Radford every year on September 13th.
-Each of the past four seasons, W&M's CAA schedule has opened against Northeastern.
-Rebecca Wagner’s (Virginia Beach, Va.) game-winner over Rutgers was the fourth of her career, moving her into a tie for 16th all-time at the College.
-Currently, five players on the team have at least nine goals in their careers, including Jenna Cinalli (Fredericksburg, Va.) (17), Wagner (12), Savaides (10), Eng (9), and Kelsey Nawalinski (Downingtown, Pa.) (9).
- Three players scored their first career points in the win over Davidson. Ashley Kyle scored two goals and an assist in her breakout game, while senior Danielle Scissom (Virginia Beach, Va.) knocked in her first goal in the 34th minute, and sophomore Allison Moran (Wynnewood, Pa.) provided an assist on Ashley Kyle’s second goal in the 45th minute.