Monarchs Host No. 28 William And Mary In CAA Opener

September 20, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 20, 2010

NORFOLK, VA-- The ODU Soccer Monarchs (3-2) begin Colonial Athletic Association play Tuesday night when they host the Tribe of the College of WIlliam and Mary (4-1) at 7 p.m. in the ODU Soccer Complex. The Tribe are ranked No. 27 in the latest TopDrawer Soccer Poll and No. 28 by College Soccer News. ODU is ranked No. 10 in the latest NSCAA South Atlantic regional rankings.

The Monarchs have a stretch of three straight home matches that also include George Mason on Saturday and last year's NCAA semi-finalist North Carolina on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

The Tribe is led by Ryan Snyder who has scored four goals along with one assist for nine points. Alan Koger has two goals and pre-season All-American Nat Baako has two assists and a goal.

ODU and W&M have met 46 previous times with the Tribe holding a slight edge at 20-18-8. W&M has won the last two meetings, including last year's 2-1 decision in Williamsburg.

Sophomore Chris Harmon (Downingtown, PA.) leads ODU in scoring with three goals, one assists for seven points. Freshman Gideon Asante (Sunyani, Ghana) and sophomore Jardan LeBlanc (Haverford, PA.) both have one goal and one assist for three points.

In the goal, senior Evan Newton (Virginia Beach, VA.) has a 0.76 goals against average along with two shutouts and 11 saves.