Monarchs Host UNCW Saturday Night

October 07, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 7, 2011

NORFOLK, VA-- The ODU Soccer Monarchs (6-2/2-1 CAA) host the Seahawks of UNC Wilmington (3-7/1-3) Saturday night at the ODU Soccer Complex. Game time is 7 p.m. for this International Student Night. The first 250 fans get drawstring bags.

The Monarchs have won two straight matches, including a 4-0 win Wednesday night against VCU.

The Monarchs rank 21st nationally by the NSCAA and 25th by Soccer America.

Junior Yannick Smith leads the Monarchs attack with eight goals, one assist for 17 total points. Sophomores Tim Hopkinson and Gideon Asante are next with four goals and four assists each for 12 points.

In the net, junior Victor Francoz and the ODU defense have four shutouts. Francoz goals against average is 0.90.

"Our defense has been exceptional. Against VCU, we broke up a lot of chances. We have a good group on defense, we are jelling and lets hope that continues." - Head Coach Alan Dawson.

THE SERIES: ODU leads, 15-6-1. The Monarchs won last year's match, 1-0 on an Alex Vaughan first half goal.

The Seahawks are led in scoring by freshman Jacob Vancompernolle with two goals and an assist for five points. Junior forward Thomas Driver and Etienne Boulanger each have two goals. Senior Daniel Roberts leads the squad with four assists.

After Saturday, ODU hits the road again for games against William and Mary on Oct. 12 and Towson on Oct 15.