#9 Monarchs Battle NC State To 0-0 Tie in Exhibition Action
By ODU Athletics
Aug. 28, 2004
NORFOLK, VA -- The #9 Old Dominion men's soccer team fought the NC State Wolfpack to a scoreless tie Saturday night at the ODU Soccer Stadium in 90 minutes of action, in a rematch of last year's NCAA Tournament first round game, when the Monarchs won 6-3. ODU improved to 1-0-1 in preseason action, defeating Virginia Tech 3-2 in Blacksburg, VA last Saturday. John Connelly (Rockville, MD) earned the shutout for the Monarchs, facing three shots.
A stellar Monarch defense allowed only three shots by the Wolfpack, while ODU took eight shots for the game. ODU also had a 5-3 edge in corner kicks for the match. Gregg Mottinger (Carrolton, TX) picked up a yellow card at the 62:20 mark of the game for ODU.
The Monarchs open up their regular season at home Wednesday night at 7:00 PM, when they take on Campbell.
Shots: ODU (8), NCSU (4)
Corners: ODU (5), NCSU (3)
Saves: ODU-John Connelly (0); NCSU-Jorge Gonzalez (3), Paul Mitchell (2)
Cautions: ODU--Gregg Mottinger (Y) 62:28