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No. 25 Monarchs Play Ohio State In Penn State Soccer Classic

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: September 06, 2007
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Sept. 6, 2007

NORFOLK, VA-- The 25th ranked ODU soccer Monarchs (0-1-1) travel to State College,PA to take on Big Ten runner-up Ohio State (1-0-1) and Penn State (0-2)in the Penn State Nike Classic. ODU will play Ohio State Friday night at 7:45, then Penn State Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

ODU lost to top ranked Wake Forest, 2-1 in overtime and tied 16th ranked North Carolina, 1-1 at the UNC Tournament last weekend.

ODU and Ohio State have played twice before. The Monarchs defeated the Buckeyes in 1988, 2-0 in overtime and 3-0 in 1995. Ohio State tied No.21 Creighton and beat No. 24 Rutgers, 1-0 last weekend.

ODU and Penn State have met twice before. ODU defeated the Nittany Lions, 2-1 in 1989 and lost at home in 2001, 3-0.

The Monarchs fell out of the NSCAA/adidas poll, but rank 25th in Soccer News poll.

Ambane Emanuel and Ollie Lutton have scored both Monarch goals, while newcomer Daniel Haywood leads the team with two assists.

The Monarchs return home next weekend, Sept. 14 and 16 to host the Stihl Soccer Classic with William and Mary, Dartmouth and Temple.

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