Hofstra Defeats ODU in CAA Semi-Finals, 4-2
By ODU Athletics
Nov. 3, 2006
NORFOLK, VA-- Second seed Hofstra (11-5-2) defeated the 23rd ranked Monarchs of Old Dominion (13-5-1), 4-2 in the semi-finals of the Colonial Athletic Association. Ross Mackenzie and Edson Elcock each scored for ODU.
Hofstra's Constantinos Christoudias scored two straight goals within a five minute span for the Pride to give them a 2-1 lead. CAA Player of the Year Michael Todd added a goal with 14 minutes left in the first half to give Hofstra a 3-1 halftime lead.
ODU struck back with nine shots in the second half. All-CAA forward Edson Elcock got a pass from MacKenzie with 28 minutes left in the game to cut the lead to 3-2.
Hofstra's Adran Papaluca got a break a way pass from Rob Youhill with less than two minutes remaining to finish the scoring at 4-2.
ODU outshot Hofstra, 16-11. Freshman goalkeeper Evan Newton had three saves while Hofstra's Tom Johansen had three as well. THe NCAA tournament bid will be announced on ESPN News Monday at 5:00. ODU has gotten an atlarge berth to the tournament each of the last four years, including earning a top ten seed last year.
ODU 1-1=2 Hof 3-1=4
13:55 ODU Ross Mackenzie from AJ Kulp 22:00 Hofstra Christoudias from Todd and Osooli 27:09 Hofstra Christoudias from Todd 31;05 Hofstra Michael Todd from Jamal Neptune 62:02 ODU Edson Elcock from Ross McKenzie 88:40 Hof. Adrian Papaluca from Rob Youhill
Shot: ODU (16), HOfstra (11) Corners: ODU (2), HOfstra (5) Saves:ODU-Newton(3), Hofstra Johansen (3)