PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Nov. 1, 2013) – In a game that was hard-fought throughout, the Rutgers field hockey team dropped a 1-0 contest to No. 5 Old Dominion in its last home match of the season at the Bauer Track and Field Complex, Friday. Freshman GK Shevaun Hayes (Melbourne, Australia) posted 13 saves.
The Scarlet Knights moved to 9-8 (2-5 BIG EAST), while the Monarchs improved to 12-6 (6-1 BIG EAST). It marked the eighth time this season the Rutgers played a ranked opponent.
Hayes’ 13 saves were a career-high and the most by an RU goalkeeper this season. Sophomore Nicole Imbriaco (Clark, N.J.), senior Lisa Patrone (Washington Township, N.J.) and freshman Sofia Walia (Surrey, British Columbia) each posted a shot on goal in the game, all coming in the first half.
The lone score came with 22:02 remaining in the second half when ODU’ s Kelsey Smither took a shot that was saved by Hayes,. Then, Smither grabbed the rebound and passed it to Katy Fuhrman, who put it in the back of the cage.
RU concludes its season at Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pa., on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
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