Hofstra Defeats ODU in CAA Semi-Finals, 4-2

November 03, 2006
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 3, 2006

Box Score

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.

ODU took the early lead when Ross Mackenzie got a cross on the right side from A.J. Kulp 13 minutes into the match.

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)