ODU hosts Providence Friday, No. 5 UNC on Senior Day Saturday

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Senior Meg Byas will be honored prior to the game Saturday alongside Casey Dolan and Alyssa Jones. (Courtesy Rick Voight)
Senior Meg Byas will be honored prior to the game Saturday alongside Casey Dolan and Alyssa Jones.
(Courtesy Rick Voight)

The Old Dominion University field hockey team (7-8, 3-3 BIG EAST) is set to host BIG EAST foe Providence College (12-5, 4-2 BIG EAST) on Friday at noon and No. 5 North Carolina (13-4, 4-3 ACC) on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at the L.R. Hill Sports Complex. The Lady Monarchs will honor seniors Megan Byas, Casey Dolan and Alyssa Jones during a pregame Senior Day ceremony on Saturday.

ODU enters the weekend after pulling off a 3-2 overtime win over Villanova University last weekend. Goals by Erin Huffman, Danielle Grega and the game-winner in overtime by Chrissy Horn helped lift the ODU Lady Monarchs to an even 3-3 record in BIG EAST play. A win on Friday against Providence College would lock up a bid to the conference tournament for the Lady Monarchs.

Grega leads Old Dominion in scoring heading into the final weekend of regular season play with 15 points coming off seven goals and one assist. Erin Huffman and Dolan have each registered five goals apiece, while Byas has four scores and Chrissy Horn has three to her credit.

Goalkeeper Kealsie Robles has played every minute in the cage for the Lady Monarchs. The sophomore has recorded 65 saves and a 2.04 goals-against average while earning one shutout victory.

The Providence Friars come to Norfolk Friday after dropping back-to-back games against No. 12 Boston College, 2-1 (2OT), and Liberty University, 2-1, last weekend. The Friars are led in scoring by Adrienne Houle, who has nine goals and two assists on the season, Sylvia Miller, who has notched eight goals and two assists, and Kali Kilmer, who has seven goals to her credit.

The fifth-ranked University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels enter Saturday’s game after cruising past Liberty, 5-1, last Sunday after suffering a 3-0 loss to top-ranked Duke University on Saturday. Lauren Moyer has carried the Tar Heels this season, racking up 14 goals and two assists. UNC has earned wins over eight of the current top-20 teams including an early season win over No. 1 Duke on Sept. 25.

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