NORFOLK, Va. - Sidney Rivera scored two goals and Ryan Condotta added one as the 23rd ranked Old Dominion University men's soccer squad rolled to a 3-0 win over St. Francis Brooklyn in the first round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship. ODU has now won six straight games.
Old Dominion (13-6-1) will face No. 8 seed Georgetown (12-4-4) on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Georgetown.
The Monarchs dominated the first half of play, out-shooting the Terriers 12-1, but were held scoreless until the 28th minute when Rivera converted a penalty kick for his eighth tally of the year.
ODU pounced quickly in the second half scoring just two minutes in as Christian Schroeer send a free kick in from the right side that Ryan Condotta headed into the back of the net.
Rivera sealed the deal in the 66th minute off a tap pass from Geoffrey Hill to give the Monarchs a 3-0 lead. Rivera has now scored eight of his nine total goals in the last six matches, including four game-winners. Rivera is now tied for third in C-USA in total goals.
Alex Tiesenhausen had two saves in goal for the Monarchs while Jack Binks had six games for St. Francis Brooklyn.
The Monarchs played Georgetown in the second round of the NCA Men's Soccer Championship last season and fell 3-0 to the No. 6 seed Hoyas in Washington, D.C.. Georgetown is 12-4-4 on the season and finished third in the Big East.