ODU Soccer Knocks Off Richmond 3-0
Nov. 23, 2002
The Old Dominion University men's soccer team defeated the University of Richmond 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in front of 676 fans at the ODU Soccer Stadium on Saturday night. This is the first ODU victory in NCAA Tournament play. The win advances the Monarchs to the second round of the NCAA College Cup where they will play the no. 1 seed Wake Forest in Winston Salem, N.C at Spry Stadium this Wednesday night.
Brian Kluckman (Springfield, VA) put ODU on the board with the only first half goal with 17 minutes left. Kluckman headed in a corner kick, off the foot of the CAA Player of the Year Attila Vendegh (Bratislava, Slovakia), for what turned out to be the game winner. From that point, ODU played a ball control half complimented by solid defense, as the Spiders were unable to produce a shot on goal in the first period.
In the second half the Monarchs continued their offensive assault. Vendegh reached the back of the Spiders' net for his career best 16th goal after receiving a pass from Anders Haugom (Gjovik, Norway) between two Richmond defenders. The Spiders were unable to bounce back offensively, despite outshooting ODU 11-6 in the second half. Belus Vendegh (Bratislava, Slovakia) netted the first goal of his career with just seconds left to give ODU the 3-0 victory.
Goalkeeper Sam Cameron (Raleigh, NC) made five saves to earn his fourth shutout of the year. ODU outshot the Spiders 14-13 but UR held a 9-7 corner kick advantage. The loss ends Richmond's season with a 10-8-3 record while the Monarchs improve to 10-8-1 on the year.
ODU will now face the Demon Deacons this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. WF defeated ODU 2-1 earlier this year in Norfolk, VA.
Shots: ODU 14, UR 13 Goals: ODU 22:36 Kluckman from A. Vendegh ODU 57:17 A. Vendegh from Haugom ODU 89:99 B. Vendegh from Cimini Corners: ODU 7, UR 9 Saves: ODU 5, UR 5