No. 4 Monarchs Defeat North Carolina 3-2
Sept. 21, 2004
NORFOLK, VA -The #4 Old Dominion men's soccer team scored two goals in the final five minutes--within two minutes of each other--to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 3-2 Tuesday night at the ODU Soccer Stadium. Edson Elcock (Brooklyn, NY) had the game-winning goal, off a Kevon Harris (Kingston, Jamaica) assist, with just over 30 seconds left in the game. Kyle Hartley (Virginia Beach, VA/Kempsville) scored two goals for ODU as the Monarchs improve to 5-0-0 for the season and extend their home unbeaten streak to 21 games. North Carolina falls to 1-3-2.
Corey Ashe, a Virginia Beach native and member of the U.S. National Team, scored first for North Carolina, 32:41 into the game, off a Marcus Storey assist. Storey scored a goal for the Tar Heels in the second half, off a Dax McCurty assist to give North Carolina the 2-0 lead at the 67:09 mark of the game.
Kyle Hartley got the Monarchs on the board at the 70 minute mark, scoring an unassisted goal to cut the lead to 2-1. With 2:24 left in the game, Hartley struck again, off an Ian Kaila (Fredricksburg, VA) assist to tie the game at 2-2. Just under two minutes later, with 31 seconds left in regulation, Kevon Harris fed Edson Elcock the ball to put in the game-winning goal, giving the Monarchs the 3-2 victory. The goal was Elcock's first for the season.
For the game, the Monarchs out-shot North Carolina 17-9 and had a 4-3 corner kicks edge. Goalkeeper John Connelly (Rockville, MD) allowed two goals and made a save in the win.
The Monarchs, who are now ranked #4 in the College Soccer News poll, #6 in the NSCAA poll, #10 in the Soccer Times poll and #24 in the Soccer America poll, will next play in the William & Mary Nike Classic this weekend, meeting with American Friday afternoon at 4:30 and facing Hartwick Sunday afternoon at noon.
32:41 UNC Corey Ashe, from Marcus Storey
67:09 UNC Marcus Storey, from Dax McCarty
70:41 ODU Kyle Hartley
Shots: UNC (9), ODU (17)
Corners: UNC (3), ODU (4)
Saves: UNC-Justin Hughes (6); ODU-John Connelly (1)