NORFOLK, Va. – On the final night of the 43rd ODU Soccer Classic, the No. 25 Old Dominion (2-1-1) men’s soccer team fell to Temple (1-2-0), 1-0.
The first half remained scoreless between the two at the ODU Soccer Complex.
In the 57th minute, Temple’s Elias Villegas was handed a red card. Despite playing a man down the remainder of the match, in the 64th minute, Zach Brown sent a header past Mertcan Akar to take the lead in the second half.
After both Sunday night matches, VCU won the ODU Soccer Classic team championship after an OT win over Santa Clara. A head-to-head tie breaker had to be in, ODU finished in third behind Temple. The MVP went to Siad Haji of VCU. Haji scored the game-winning goals in both of their tournament games.
ODU Soccer Classic Team Winner (Tournament Record, Criteria): 1. VCU, 2-0 2. Temple, 1-1 (On Head-to-Head Criteria) 3. ODU, 1-1 4. Santa Clara, 0-2
ODU Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team: Tournament MVP - Siad Haji (M), VCU Siad Haji (M) - VCU Urik Edvardsen (CB) - VCU Peter Pearson (M) - VCU Eli Lockaby (M) - VCU Zach Brown (M) - Temple Pierre Cayet (D) - Temple Akeem Prawl (D) - Temple Max Wilschrey (F) - ODU Sebastien Hauret (M) - ODU Brandon Gillingham (M) - SCU Eduardo Lopez Perez (M) - SCU
Up Next The soccer Monarchs take the pitch as they host C-USA foe Charlotte on Friday, September 7 at 7 p.m. This game will be a rematch of the 2017 C-USA Conference title game.
VOUCHER BOOKS With a $25 purchase of the 2018 Soccer Voucher book, fans receive 20 ticket vouchers that can be used in any combination to gain entry to any men's or women's regular season game at the ODU Soccer Complex.
The vouchers can be redeemed in any quantity and represent a 75% savings over purchasing general admission tickets at the gate. In addition to entry to the games, the first 200 fans that purchase their ticket voucher books will receive an ODU soccer scarf.
Voucher books may be purchased at this time by CLICKING HERE or by calling the ODU Ticket Office at 757-683-7087. Books may also be purchased on entry at any home match.