Tanner's Hat Trick Leads Monarchs over ECU, 3-0
NORFOLK, VA (Oct. 6) -- Old Dominion senior forward Jimmy Tanner (Syracuse, NY) continued his goal scoring tear, landing three strikes on the night for his third career hat trick to lead Old Dominion to a 3-0 win over East Carolina. The Monarchs improve to 7-2-0 on the season, 3-0-0 in the CAA as East Carolina falls to 2-3-0, 0-1-0 in the CAA.
Tanner started the scoring in the 27th minute as he launched a 15-yard blast off an assist from Michael Tooley (Richmond, VA) and Carlos Mendes (Mineola, NY). The goal gave the Monarchs a 1-0 lead going into halftime, while the team also had the lead in shots on goal (11-0) and corners (4-0).
In the 73rd minute, Tanner scored his second goal of the night on a give and go from Tooley which he blasted from five yards out off the right side. The hat trick came just 11 minutes later this time on a 25-yard shot from the left side on the assist by freshman midfielder Brandon Baker (Parker, CO).
For the game, Old Dominion out-shot East Carolina, 23-2, while taking the advantage in corners, 10-2. East Carolina keeper R.J. Marvinney made six saves for the Pirates.
The hat trick marks the third time in as many years that Tanner has collected three goals against East Carolina and also increases Tanner?s CAA-leading goals scored mark to 12. Senior goalkeeper Chuck Connelly (Rockville, MD) made two saves to record the Monarchs 19th-ranked defense its fifth shutout in nine games.
Old Dominion returns to action on Saturday as they host CAA-rival James Madison at 7:30 pm at the Old Dominion Soccer Stadium.
SCORING SUMMARY ECU 0-0=0
ODU 26:23 Jimmy Tanner from Michael Tooley and Carlos Mendes
ODU 72:16 Jimmy Tanner from Michael Tooley
ODU 84:35 Jimmy Tanner from Brandon Baker
SHOTS: ECU (2), ODU (23)
CORNERS: ECU (2), ODU (10)
GOAL SAVES: ECU (6), ODU (2)
FOULS: ECU (7), ODU (12)