Rick Voight

Wilschrey Goal Propels Monarchs Over Charlotte, 2-1

October 06, 2017
By ODU Athletics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Old Dominion (7-1-2, 4-0-0 C-USA) men’s soccer team topped the Charlotte 49ers (3-3-3, 1-1-2 C-USA) on Friday night in Charlotte, 2-1. The Monarchs extend their win streak to five as well as remain undefeated in C-USA play. ODU stands atop of the C-USA standings with 12 points.  

The scoring began early for the 49ers. Fernando Garcia scored in the 7th minute to give Charlotte the advantage going into the half. 

To kick off the second half, in the 61st minute, an own goal by Charlotte tied the game up for the Monarchs.

In the 81st minute, Max Wilschrey notched his fifth goal of the season after blasting a penalty kick past the Charlotte goalkeeper, giving ODU the 2-1 lead.

Charlotte outshot ODU, 17-3 Friday night.

Goalkeeper Mertcan Akar tallied nine saves, the most he has had in one game all season.

Up Next
The Monarchs return home on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the ODU Soccer Complex for a 6PM kickoff against non-conference foe Coastal Carolina.

With a $25 purchase of the 2017 Soccer Voucher book, fans receive 20 ticket vouchers that can be used in any combination to gain entry to any men's (or women’s) regular season game at the ODU Soccer Complex.  

The vouchers can be redeemed in any quantity and represent a 75% savings over purchasing general admission tickets at the gate. In addition to entry to the games, the first 200 fans that purchase their ticket voucher books will receive an ODU soccer scarf.

Voucher books may be purchased at this time by CLICKING HERE or by calling the ODU Ticket Office at 757-683-7087. Books may also be purchased on entry at any home match.  

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