No. 15 ODU Travels To Hofstra Saturday
Oct. 26, 2012
NORFOLK, VA-- The 15th ranked Monarchs of Old Dominion (10-2-2/4-2-2) travel to Hempstead, NY for a CAA match up against the Pride of Hofstra (10-5-1/4-4) Saturaday night.
ODU ranks 15 by the NSCAA/Coaches and Soccer Times. The Monarchs are 16th by College Soccer News and 20th by Soccer America.
The series between the two is tied at 7-7-2 since 1992. Last year, ODU defeated Hofstra, 4-1 at the ODU Soccer Complex. Hofstra's last win over the Monarchs was in 2010, 1-0. The two teams fought to a 0-0 tied in 2009.
Sophomore forward Maid Memic leads the Pride with eight goals, four assists and 20 total points, while Joseph Holland, a freshman is second with six goals. Junior midfielder Chris Griebsch leads the CAA in assists with nine. Hofstra has five shutouts this season, using two goalkeepers, Roberto Pellegrini and Adam Janowski. Janowski had seven saves in Hofstra's 2-1 home loss to Drexel Wednesday night.
ODU has now won two straight, beating Georgia State Wednesday night in Atlanta, 1-0 on a goal by senior co-captain Chris Harmon, his ninth of the season. He also leads the team with four game winners.
Five Monarchs have two or more goals thus far this season and five have three or more assists. Hopkinson leads the team with 10 goals, five assists for 25 total points, followed by Harmon with nine goals, five assists for 23 points. Hopkinson, Harmon and senior All-American Yannick Smith each have five assists.
Between the pipes, senior Victor Francoz has a 0.97 goals against average along with 53 saves, and five solo shuts.
ODU returns home for the regular season finale on Wednesday night against Northeastern.
CAA CURRENT STANDINGS Drexel 7-1-1 11-3-2 Northeastern 6-0-2 11-1-3 JMU 5-1-2 7-5-3 ODU 4-2-2 10-2-2 George Mason 4-4 11-5 Hofstra 4-4 10-5-1 UNCW 3-5 6-9-1 Towson 2-5-2 4-9-2 delaware 1-4-3 3-10-4 W&M 1-5-2 3-10-3 GSU 1-7 4-11