#13 Rutgers Edges ODU In Overtime, 3-2

October 06, 2002
By ODU Athletics

Oct. 6, 2002

PISCATAWAY, NJ- Chris Karcz's goal three minutes into the first overtime period lifted 13th ranked Rutgers to a 3-2 victory over the Monarchs of Old Dominion University in the Rutgers-Adidas Soccer Classic.. ODU is now 4-4, while the Scarlet Knights' are 4-2-3.

The Monarchs led 2-0 at halftime as Michael Goncalves (Alexandria, Va.) scored on a pass from the right side by Bamidele Oluwalana (Oslo, Norway). With ten minutes remaining in the first half Atilla Vendegh's (Bratislava, Slovakia) cross at the top of the box fed Brandon Baker for the Monarchs second goal.

In the second half Wes Kirk scored on an assist from Yaron Shlomi and with 27 minutes remaining Sam Castellanos tied the match with a shot to the upper right of the goal on an assist from Sherif El Bialy, and send the match into sudden death overtime.

Rutgers outshot the Monarchs, 24-13 (18-6 in the second half). ODU's goalkeeper Samuel Cameron(Raleigh, NC.) came up with six saves, while Rutgers Ricky Zinter also had six saves. The Monarchs return to action on Friday when they host George Mason at 7 p.m. in a CAA contest.

ODU 2-0-0=2
RU 0-2-1=3

19:43 ODU Michael Goncalves from Bamidele Oluwalana
35:10 ODU Brandon Baker from Atilla Vendegh
53:36 RU Wes Kirk from Yaron Shlomi
73:13 RU Sam Castellanos from Sherif El Bialy
93:08(overtime)RU Chris Karcz from Wes Kirk and Sherif El Bialy

Shots on Goal: ODU (13), RU (24)
Corners: ODU (4), RU (8)
Saves: ODU- Sam Cameron (6), Rutgers (Zinter (6)

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