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Eagles Host Roanoke In ODAC Quarterfinals

Hanna Randolph passes the ball for the Eagles.

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College will host the Roanoke College Maroons in the quarterfinal round of the ODAC Women's Soccer Tournament on Wed., Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m.

In the final regular season game of the season, Bridgewater upset No. 17 Washington and Lee 3-2, handing the Generals their first loss of the season. With the victory, the Eagles finished with a 7-3 conference record and moved into a tie for fourth-place in the standings with Roanoke. When comparing records against common opponents in the conference, the Eagles won the tiebreaker and earned the opportunity to host the quarterfinal contest.

A close defensive struggle should be expected in the quarterfinal round. Both teams are allowing an average of less than one goal per contest. The Eagles and Maroons played during the regular season in a non-conference matchup and the contest ended in a scoreless tie.

"You have two teams that are very similar," said Eagles head coach Mike Van Horn. "It should be a tight, contested match."

Eagles Leading Scorers: Catherine Haufe (6 goals, 2 assists 14 points), Sydney Ryan (7 goals, 14 points), Hanna Randolph (4 goals, 4 assists, 12 points). Cyan Coates (3 goals, 4 assists 10 points)

Maroons Leading Scorers: Hailey Davis (8 goals, 3 assists, 19 points), Ellie Schad (7 goals, 14 points), Kathryn Van Orden (4 goals, 1 assist, 9 points)

Eagles GK: Sydney Davis (0.77 goals against average; .854 save percentage)

Maroons GK: Chris Martin (.056 goals against average; .878 save percentage)

Last Meeting: Bridgewater hosted Roanoke on Sept. 24 in a non-conference game and the contest ended in a 0-0 tie. The Maroons held a 15-9 edge in total shots and a 7-3 advantage in corner kicks. Bridgewater keeper Sydney Davis finished with six saves while Roanoke keeper Chris Martin recorded three saves.

Tournament History: The teams have met just three times in the ODAC tournament with Roanoke holding a 2-1 edge. Roanoke won first-round matchups in 2001 and 2009. The last tournament meeting was a quarterfinal matchup hosted by the Eagles in 2012. The contest was tied 2-2 after two overtime periods and went to penalty kicks where the Eagles advanced by a 4-2 margin.

All-Time Series: Roanoke leads the all-time series with a 15-4-4 advantage.