ODU Opens CAA Play against George Mason Friday night at 8 p.m.
Nov. 12, 2003
RICHMOND, VA-The pairings are set for the semi-final round of the 2003 CAA Men's Soccer Championships for Friday night. Second seeded Old Dominion University (14-2-1/6-2-1), ranked seventh in SOCCER AMERICA, eighth in SOCCER TIMES, 13th by the NSCAA(coaches), and 14 in COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS will play third seeded George Mason (10-5-6/4-4-1) at 8 p.m. at the Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, VA. The Patriots defeated UNC Wilmington on penalty kicks Tuesday night.
In the other bracket top-seeded VCU (14-4/8-1) will host fourth seeded James Madison (11-6-2/4-3-2)at 5:30 p.m.. JMU defeated W&M, 2-0 Tuesday night in the quarterfinals. VCU ranks eighth in the NSCAA(coaches), 11th by COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS and SOCCER AMERICA and, 20th by SOCCER TIMES.
George Mason defeated ODU back on Nov. 2 in Fairfax, VA., 1-0. The Monarchs defeated VCU, 2-1 on Oct. 12th. The Rams were the first team to score a goal on ODU after nine straight shutouts. JMU defeated ODU on Oct. 31, 3-2 in Harrisonburg, VA. The weekend, the Monarchs lost to both GMU and JMU they also lost for the rest of the season defensive standouts Trevor McEachron (Woodbridge, VA.) Ian Kaila (Fredericksburg, VA.) with ACL injuries.
The CAA Championship match will be Sunday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $5 for students and there is a $12.00 tournament pass.