ODU, JMU finish atop CAA standings, tournament this weekend in Va. Beach

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 3, 2006

Old Dominion’s field hockey team finished their regular season last weekend with victories over North Carolina (3-1) and William and Mary (8-0), making their record 18-2 overall and 8-0 in the Colonial.

The Lady Monarchs took the CAA regular season championship and are the top seed in this weekend’s conference tournament.

The semifinals on Saturday and championship match on Sunday are being held at the U. S. Field Hockey National Training Center in Virginia Beach.


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ODU is ranked number two in the nation in one poll and number three in another poll.

James Madison’s field hockey team, ranked no. 17 in the country, (13-7, 6-2) is the number two seed in the CAA Tournament.

JMU finished their regular season on Sunday with a 2-1 victory in Boston against CAA foe Northeastern.

Freshman Kelsey Cutchins (Lakeland) has been the number one goalkeeper for the Lady Dukes for most of the season, compiling a record of 10-5, a goals against average of 1.33 and a 60.8 percent save percentage.

Prior to the Northeastern match, Cutchins played most of the minutes in three consecutive shutouts versus Longwood, Drexel and Delaware.

Averett football heading into showdown

On Saturday, Averett won at Shenandoah, 18-0, and took over sole possession of first place in the USA South Conference.

After starting the season 0-2, Averett has won six straight games, five of which have been conference contests.

The Cougars will be in Newport News this Saturday, taking on second-place Christopher Newport.

CNU trails Averett by one game in the standings.

Chris Ashcraft (Lakeland) has scored 31 points this season, which is the third-highest total on the team.

Ashcraft is 25-for-31 on extra points and has booted two field goals.