ODU Defeats UNCG In Stihl Soccer Classic, 1-0
By ODU Athletics
Sept. 17, 2006
NORFOLK, VA--Senior Ross Mackenzie's (Richmond, VA.) first half penalty kick lifted the Monarchs of Old Dominion to its fifth straight win, a 1-0 decision over UNC Greensboro at the 31st annual ODU-Stihl Soccer Classic. William and Mary Beat Loyola in the other contest, 2-1 and by virtue of goal differential wins the title.
After the UNCG infraction, MacKenzie hit the upper righthand corner of the net for the score. ODU outshot the Spartans, 20-8 as freshman goalkeeper Evan Newton (Virginia Beach, VA.) picked up his fourth straight shutout.
In the first game of the day, Doug Ernst scored a goal and then assisted on the Game winner in the Tribes, 2-1 victory. Ernst scored 16:19 into the match on an assist from tournament MVP Andrew Hoxie. Loyola came back 11 minutes later to tie as Camilo Correa scored on a cross from Julian Cantillo. About one minute into the second half, Brock Jones got a pass from Doug Ernst to give William and Mary the lead and match.
ODU is now 5-1 on the season and came into the match ranked 13th by COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS and 20th by the coaches NSCAA/adidas polls. The Tribe Is now 4-4, UNCG, ranked 29th by COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS is 4-4 and Loyola 0-6-1. Both ODU and William and Mary begin conference play next weekend. ODU hosts Delaware at 7 p.m. on Friday. ODU's only loss this year is to defending national champion Maryland.
The All-tournament team is as follows:Andrew Hoxie WM (MVP),Pat Scherder WM, Doug Ernst WM, Brock Jones WM , Zack Kinney ODU, Edson Elcock ODU, Dave Horst ODU, David Worthen UNCG, Scott Jones UNCG, Tennant McVea Loyola, and Justin Chelland Loyola.
SCORING SUMMARY UNCG 0-0=0 ODU 1-0=1 24:29 ODU Ross Mackenzie on a penalty kick Shots: ODU(20) UNCG(8) Corners: ODU(6), UNCG(6) Saves: ODU-Newton(2), team (1); UNCG-Nate Berry (5)
Loyola 1-0=1 W&M 1-1=2 16:19 WM Doug Ernst from Andrew Hoxie 27:02 LOY Camilo Correa from Julian cantillo 46:00 WM Brock Jones from Doug Ernst
Shots: WM (18) Loyola (9) Corners: WM (5) Loyoal (3) Saves: WM-Brennan Wergley (1), Loyola- Justin Chelland (6), Team(1)