No. 12 Monarchs Fall to No. 22 VCU 3-1

October 03, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 3, 2004

Box Score

RICHMOND, VA  -The #12 Old Dominion men's soccer team dropped to 0-2 in the Colonial Athletic Association, with a 3-1 loss to #22 Virginia Commonwealth Sunday afternoon at the Sports Backers Stadium.  David Horst (Pine Grove, PA) scored the lone Monarch goal, as the Monarchs fall to 5-3-1 for the season.  VCU, undefeated in their last six games, is 6-2-1 and 2-0 in the CAA.


VCU got on the board in the 11th minute of the game, when Gonzalo Segares scored off a Stephen Shirley assist.  Mike Aust extended the Rams lead in the 41st minute as VCU took a 2-0 lead into halftime.


In the second half, David Horst, coming off the bench, scored a goal for the Monarchs, to cut the VCU lead to 2-1.  The Rams answered back in the 57th minute, when Ricardo Opoku scored off a Brian Morris feed to take a 3-1 lead.


The Rams had a 16-13 shots advantage for the game, and a 9-2 corner kicks edge. 


ODU returns home next weekend, when they host Drexel Friday, October 8, at 7:00, and Hofstra Sunday, October 10, at 1:00.


Line Score

ODU       0-1=1

VCU        2-1=3


11:15       VCU                Gonzalo Segares, from Stephen Shirley

41:31       VCU                Mike Aust

49:18       ODU                David Horst

57:11       VCU                Ricardo Opoku, from Brian Morris


Shots:  ODU (13), VCU (16)

Corners:  ODU (2), VCU (9)

Saves:  ODU-John Connelly (2); VCU-Saul Montero (3)