Monarchs Host VCU And JMU This Weekend In CAA Play

October 11, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 11, 2007

NORFOLK, VA-- The Old Dominion University Soccer Monarchs (5-4-1/2-0) host VCU Friday night at 7 p.m. and James Madison Sunday afternon at 1 p.m. ODU currently is tied for first in the CAA with Towson, Drexel and William and Mary.

ODU and VCU are tied for the shutout lead in the CAA with five each. ODU sophomore keeper Evan Newton ranks third in the league with a 0.76 goals against average. Freshman T. J. Beaulieu is eight in the league in goals with three and junior Daniel Haywood is tied for seventh with three assists.

The Rams are 5-2-2 overall and 1-1 in the CAA. VCU is second to Towson in the CAA in goals scored with 21. Pat Viray and Sven Meusch are tied for fourth in the league with four goals each. Rams goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra is second in the CAA with a 0.45 goals against average.

JMU is 1-6-3 overall and 0-2 in the CAA. Kyle Morsink and CJ Sapong have each scored two goals for the Dukes.

ODU leads the series with VCU, 19-7-4 and have beaten the Rams two straight and four of the last five meetings. JMU leads the series with ODU, 17-10-5 and have beaten ODU three straight times.

ODU ranks tenth and VCU is fourth in the latest NSCAA South Atlantic regional rankings.