Monarchs Return Home To Face Georgia State Wednesday Night

October 13, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 13, 2009

NORFOLK, VA-- The ODU Soccer Monarchs return home for two games as they host Georgia State Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the ODU Soccer Complex. The Monarchs also host Hofstra Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

The Panthers are led by Gimel Gordon, Caleb Kernan and Yasser Majluf with two goals each. Vincent Foerner has a 1.34 goals against average in the net. Georgia State defeated Drexel last weekend, 3-1.

The Monarchs balanced scoring attack has three players with three goals and one assist. They are Bobby Foglesong, Nane Joseph and Steffen Rabben. Freshman Shane Howard also has seven points as he leads the team with five assists along with one goal. Fellow newcomer Yannick Smith has four assists. In the net, Evan Newton has a 0.78 goals against average and a .784 saves percentage.

In CAA statistics, Shane Howard ranks second in the league with five, tied with C.J. Sapong of JMU. Yannick Smith is tied for fourth in the league in assists. Evan Newton is tied with George Mason's Sean Kelley for second with five shutouts. He is fifth in save percentage.

ODU leads the series against Georgia State, 5-0. Last year, ODU beat the Panthers in Atlanta, 1-0. The first time the two teams ever played was the 2002 Stihl Soccer Classic.

CAA Standings
1. W&M     3-1 (9)
2. Hofstra 3-1 (9)
3. UNCW    2-0-1 (7)
4. GMU     2-1-1 (7)
    NU     2-1-0 (6)
6. Towson  2-2 (6)
   Delaware 2-2 (6)
8. JMU     1-1-1 (4)
   ODU     1 -2-1 (4)
10. Drexel 1-2 (3)
    GSU    1-3 (3)
12. VCU    0-4 (0)