NORFOLK, Va. - The 11th-ranked Duke field hockey team defeated 10th-ranked Old Dominion, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at Foreman Field, as junior Marian Dickinson netted two goals and sophomores Amie Survilla and Lauren Miller added one apiece for the Blue Devils.
Miller got Duke on the board at the 17:40 mark as she netted her third goal of the season on a penalty corner opportunity to put the Blue Devils ahead, 1-0. Dickinson and sophomore Brooke Patterson were credited with assists on the play.
Old Dominion then knotted the score at 1-1 at 22:12 on a goal from Loran Hatch - her sixth of the year - on an assist from Katie Ueberroth, but Dickinson found the net two minutes later to give Duke a 2-1 advantage. The goal followed a penalty corner, as Dickinson pushed out and ran inbounds to knock in a pass from Patterson for her eigth goal of the season. Miller also assisted on the play.
The Blue Devils took their 2-1 lead into the halftime break, as they out-shot the Lady Monarchs, 8-3, in the initial stanza. Old Dominon held the advantage on corners, 4-3, while each keeper secured two saves.
The second half saw the Blue Devils hold the Lady Monarchs scoreless, while netting two goals of their own, as senior goalie Caitlin Williams saved all three of ODU’s second-half shots. Duke converted on two of seven shots for the stanza.
At the 46:45 mark, Survilla slammed a shot through the middle of the circle and past Lady Monarch keeper Kelly Driscoll to give Duke a 3-1 lead. The tally was her seventh of the season, as freshman Susan Ferger recorded an assist on the play.
Less than 10 minutes later, Patterson and MIller found Dickinson once again off a penalty corner play, as the Blue Devils went ahead, 4-1, on Dickinson’s second tally of the game and ninth of the year.
For the final 15 minutes of the contest, defense prevailed and neither team was able to score, as Duke came away with the 4-1 victory. Duke out-shot ODU, 15-6, while each squad received six penalty corners. Williams recorded five saves on the day for the Blue Devils, while Driscoll made six stops for the Lady Monarchs.
With the win, the Blue Devils improve to 9-6 (1-3 ACC) on the year, while ODU falls to 8-7 overall on the season.
Duke returns to the field next weekend, as the Blue Devils take on Delaware (Oct. 20 - 1 p.m.) and Penn (Oct. 21 - 1 p.m.) at the University of Delaware’s Rullo Stadium. The following weekend, Duke closes out the regular season at Virginia (Oct. 27 - 1 p.m.).
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