Monarchs Win Stihl Soccer Classic
Sept. 14, 2003
NORFOLK, VA (Sept. 14, 2003) - The nationally-ranked Old Dominion Men's Soccer team (5-0-0) defeated Longwood (2-5-0) 6-0 Sunday afternoon to win the 28th annual Stihl Soccer Classic. Junior defender Trevor McEachron (Woodbridge, VA) was named the Tournament MVP. McEachron was also named the MVP of last week's Cal-Berkeley tournament.
Attila Vendegh (Bratislava, Slovakia) scored the lone Monarch goal in the first half, 23 minutes into the game. ODU came on strong in the second half, however, scoring five goals. Vendegh added a second goal to his total four minutes into the half. Kevin McMenamin (West Springfield, MA) scored two goals and had an assist for the game. Kyle Hartley (Virginia Beach, VA) and Gianni Cimini (Ontario, Canada) added a goal each in the effort. On the defensive end of the game, goalkeeper Sam Cameron (Raleigh, NC) once again allowed no goals in 74 minutes of play.
In earlier action, William and Mary (3-2-0) was defeated 4-1 by American (2-3-0) 4-1. The Eagles scored two goals early in the first half to take the quick lead. They went into the half with a 3-0 lead. Bryan Kinkle made good on a penalty kick for William and Mary to score the lone Tribe goal. Peter Philipakos scored two goals for American.
ODU had four players on the All-Tournament team: MVP Trevor McEachron, Sam Cameron, Ian Kaila (Fredericksburg, VA) and Kevin McMenamin. American University placed second in the tournament and had three members on the All-Tournament team: Peter Philipakos, Charles Koniver and Salvatore Caccavale. William and Mary placed third and named Graham Albert and Patrick Scherder to the All-Tournament team. Longwood placed last and named Stuart Bertsch and Shawn Spilman to the All-Tournament team.
ODU next plays third-ranked Wake Forest Friday night, Sept. 19, at 7:00 PM at home in the William and Mary Tournament. The Monarchs also play Marshall at home Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7:00 PM for the second game of the tournament.
All-Tournament Team ODU- Trevor McEachron (MVP), Sam Cameron, Ian Kaila, Kevin McMenamin AU- Peter Philipakos, Charles Koniver, Salvatore Caccavale WM- Graham Albert, Patrick Scherder LON- Stuart Bertsch, Shawn Spilman
Scoring Summary: ODU v. Longwood ODU 1-5=6 LON 0-0=0
22:52 ODU Attila Vendegh 49:05 ODU Attila Vendegh 55:16 ODU Kyle Hartley from Ado Fazlic 64:50 ODU Kevin McMenamin from Michael Gonclaves 75:46 ODU Kevin McMenamin 84:27 ODU Gianni Cimini from Kevin McMenamin
Shots: ODU (15), LON (3) Corners: ODU (8), LON (1) Goal Saves: ODU-Sam Cameron (1), John Connelly (0); LON-Bryan Sanford (2), Justin Brock (2)
American v. William & Mary AU 3-1=4 WM 0-1=1
2:20 AU Salvatore Caccavale 3:00 AU Peter Philipakos 40:40 AU Peter Philipakos from Nathan Baker 60:37 WM Bryan Kinkle (penalty kick) 62:51 AU Sean Albright from Peter Philipakos and Salvatore Caccavale
Shots: AU (7), WM (6) Corners: AU (3), WM (5) Goal Saves: AU-Thomas Myers (1); WM-Kris Rake (3)