NORFOLK, Va. – The Old Dominion (10-5-2, 7-2-0 C-USA) men’s soccer team will compete against Marshall (8-9-1, 4-5-0 C-USA) in the C-USA semifinal at 7PM on Friday at the ODU Soccer Complex. Old Dominion defeated South Carolina Wednesday night, 2-0 to move onto the semifinal match. The game will be streamed FREE on CUSA.tv.
On Wednesday night, Tom Wustenberg and Jimmy Filerman notched goals that propelled the Monarchs over the Gamecocks.
Mertcan Akar tallied his seventh shutout this season during a wet night in Norfolk.
“We hope that the crowd will be multiplied by two or three times on Friday night. We are hoping for a big crowd Friday night and we look forward to it,” said head coach Alan Dawson.
The last time the Monarchs have had over 10 wins in a season was in 2014, when ODU was crowned C-USA Champions.
Last Meeting Old Dominion recently defeated Marshall on Oct. 21 at the ODU Soccer Complex, 1-0.
Series History The Monarchs currently own the mark against the Herd, 4-2-0. The last time the Monarchs fell to the Herd was Nov. 7, 2015 by a score of 1-0.
About Marshall Before head coach Chris Grassie started with the Herd, Grassie led the University of Charleston to the Division II Final Four in 2014 and 2016. Grassie has now led the Herd to a semifinal match after missing the C-USA tournament last year with a 6-11-1 record.
Marshall comes into the semifinal as the six seed, upsetting Kentucky in the quarterfinals. Dion Stergiotis scored the lone goal for the Herd, notching his first goal of the season. During the upset over Kentucky, Marshall goalkeeper Nate Himes tallied eight saves.
Lewis Knight leads the Herd with nine goals and 21 points throughout the season.
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Tickets for the 2017 CUSA Men’s Soccer Championship go on sale Wednesday, October 1st at ynottix.com.