Rick Voight

ODU Edged by No. 4 UNC in OT Thriller, 2-1

October 17, 2017
By ODU Athletics

CARY, N.C. - The Old Dominion men’s soccer team (7-3-2, 4-0-0 C-USA) fell to the No. 4 UNC (12-2-1, 4-1-1 ACC) Tar Heels in double overtime, 2-1 on Tuesday night in Cary, N.C. The Monarchs went into their third overtime match of the season. 

"I'm very proud of our effort tonight against an excellent North Carolina team. I'm disappointed for our players because they were so close to getting a result," said head coach Alan Dawson. 

In the first half, the Tar Heels had nine shots over Old Dominion’s two. Mertcan Akar had three saves for the Monarchs.

The match was scoreless going into the second half.

In the 53rd minute, Max Wilschrey tallied a goal after a pass from CJ Taylor and dodging UNC midfielder Martin Salas, putting the Monarchs up, 1-0.

The Tar Heels equalized the game in the 88th minute, Lucas Del Rosario headed the ball into the net past Akar.

In the second overtime, Del Rosario notched his second goal of the game and the game-winning goal.

"We can take many positives from the game and move forward,” said Dawson. 

Mertcan Akar passed his season high saves with 10 on Tuesday night.

Max Wilschrey and Brandon Perdue now both have six goals on the season.

Up Next
The Monarchs return home in a C-USA match against Marshall at the ODU Soccer Complex on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7PM.

With a $25 purchase of the 2017 Soccer Voucher book, fans receive 20 ticket vouchers that can be used in any combination to gain entry to any men's (or women’s) regular season game at the ODU Soccer Complex.  

The vouchers can be redeemed in any quantity and represent a 75% savings over purchasing general admission tickets at the gate. In addition to entry to the games, the first 200 fans that purchase their ticket voucher books will receive an ODU soccer scarf.

Voucher books may be purchased at this time by CLICKING HERE or by calling the ODU Ticket Office at 757-683-7087. Books may also be purchased on entry at any home match.  

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