ODU women’s soccer eyes road wins for tourney spots

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ODU Women's soccer looks to tourney
The ODU women’s soccer team looks for a strong finish with two road games this weekend. (Photo courtesy ODU Sports)

The Old Dominion University women’s soccer team’s (5-11-0, 3-5-0 C-USA) postseason hopes come down to the final two matches of the 2016 regular season, as the Lady Monarchs travel to Western Kentucky University (12-5-0, 7-2-0 C-USA) for a Friday showdown at 6:00 p.m., before taking on Florida International University (3-9-3, 2-4-2 C-USA) on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Miami, Fla. Both matches can be viewed live in HD via C-USA TV.

Old Dominion currently sits in a tie with UTSA for ninth place with nine points in the Conference USA standings. The top eight out of 14 squads will earn a spot in the 2016 C-USA Tournament in Charlotte from Nov. 2-6.

WKU enters the week in a three-way tie for first place with North Texas and Rice, with 21 points in league play. Friday night will serve as Senior Night for six Western Kentucky student-athletes. The Hilltoppers are riding a two-match win-streak. WKU has pitched a total of 10 shutouts this season.

FIU enters the week just behind Old Dominion, in a tie for 11th place with the University of Southern Mississippi with eight points. Sunday’s match between the Lady Monarchs and Panthers was originally scheduled for Oct. 9; however, it was rescheduled due to inclement weather from Hurricane Matthew.

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