WVU Edges ODU, 2-1 In Stihl Soccer Classic
Sept. 12, 2010
NORFOLK, VA - Eric Schoenle's goal with five minutes left in the match lifted the Mountaineers of West Virginia (2-2) to a 2-1 victory over Old Dominion (3-1) in the 35th Annual Stihl Soccer Classic. William and Mary beat Rhode Island, 4-0 in the earlier game to win the Classic crown.
In the first half, WVU took a 1-0 lead on a Franck Tayou goal with the assist from Uwem Etuk. With a little more than 20 minutes remaining in the match, ODU freshman Gideon Asante (Sunyani, Ghana) took a pass from sophomore Yannick Smith (Hillsborough, NJ.) and shot it into the net to tie the match at 1-1.
WVU got a corner kick with 4:59 left in the match where Eric Schoenle gathered Travis Pittman's kick and scored to give the Mountaineers the lead and the 2-1 victory. WVU took second place.
ODU outshot WVU, 13-9 overall and 6-4 in shots on goal. West Virginia's goal keeper Zack Johnson had five saves, while ODU's Evan Newton (Virginia Beach, Va.) had two.
In the first game of the day, William and Mary defeated Rhode Island, 4-0 as Ryan Snyder scored twice and assisted on another goal for the Tribe (3-0).
The All-Tournament team consisted of: Ryan Snyder -W&M (MVP), Nat Baako -W&M, Roshan Patel -(W&M), and Derek Buckley -W&M; Ray Gaddis (WVU), Eric Schoenle (WVU), Fracnk Tayou (WVU); Chris Harmon (ODU), and Frederico Espinach (ODU); Bobby Gargaro (URI), and Micnael Tanke (URI). The Monarchs return to action next Friday when they host Elon at 8 p.m., following the Lady Monarch's 6 p.m. home match against N.C. State.
WVU 1-1=2 ODU 0-1=1 31:35 WVU Franck Tayou from Uwem Etuk and Moeryhan Doue 70:42 ODU Gideon Asante from Yannick Smith 85:01 WVU Eric Schoenle from Travis Pittman
Shots: WVU (9), ODU (13) SOG: WVU (4), ODU (6) Corners: WVU (7), ODU (3) Saves: ODU-Newton (2), WVU- Johnson (5)
URI 0-0=0 W&M 2-2=4 2:22 W&M Alan Koger 28:37 W&M Ryan Snyder on a penalty kick 72:25 W&M Ryan Snyder from Ben Coffey 79:20 W&M Nick Orozco from Ryan Snyder
Shots: URI (8), W&M (15) SOG: URI (2), W&M (7) Corners: URI (7), W&M (2) Saves: URI-Warwick(3), Tavares(0); W&M- McAdams (2)