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Blue Devils edge No. 1 ODU

The No. 7 Blue Devils upset No. 1 Old Dominion 2-1 in overtime Sunday at the Powhatan Sports Complex.

It only took 29 seconds into overtime for Duke (10-5, 2-2 in the ACC) to break the tie and hand the Lady Monarchs (15-1) their first defeat of the season.

Sophomore Emmie Le Marchand brought the ball down the end line at the beginning of the extra session before sending it to junior Mary Nielsen, who scored the game-winner from three yards out. The goal was Nielsen’s fourth on the season while Le Marchand notched her team-leading sixth assist.

Goalkeeper Samantha Nelson held the Old Dominion offense—which outshot the Blue Devils 17-10—to only one goal with eight saves on the day. The Lady Monarchs came into the match averaging 3.56 goals per game.

Emma Batten put Old Dominion on the board first after redirecting a penalty corner shot in the 17th minute before Duke sophomore Caashia Karringten responded with her first goal of the season just before halftime.

Sunday’s game was the second between the Blue Devils and the Lady Monarchs this season. On Sept. 18, Old Dominion squeaked by Duke with a 3-2 victory in double overtime.

The Blue Devils demolished William and Mary (6-7) Saturday 3-0 at Busch Field in Williamsburg, Va. Duke outshot the Tribe 18-5, holding them without a shot in the second half.


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