Men's Soccer Blanks ODU, 4-0 to Capture the Crown at the ODU/ Stihl Classic
NORFOLK, Va.. --The Old Dominion men's soccer team was defeated by Tournament Champion Coastal Carolina on Sunday in the final day of the 27th annual Stihl Soccer Classic. In the day's first match, runner-up William and Mary won 4-0 over Georgia State.
The Chanticleers jumped out to 3-0 lead before halftime and never looked back. Mike Littlefield scored the first two Coastal goals and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player for his four-goal effort. Mubarike Chisoni added a goal along with Joseph Ngwenya, his third of the weekend. Goalkeepers Aaron Sanders and Andrew Paxton combined for three saves and the shutout.
The Monarchs fired off 13 shots with all but three coming in the second half. John Connelly (Rockville, MD) made five saves in goal for Old Dominion (2-2/0-0).
In the first game William and Mary avenged a 4-2 defeat by Coastal Carolina on Friday by topping Georgia State 4-0. Four different members of the Tribe scored including Phillip Hucles who is credited with the game-winner. Hucles took a cross-field pass from Chris Burgess and put in a diving header just 12 minutes in. Goalies Trevor Upton and Tim Kassel kept the Panthers off the board making three saves. Will Chaple made 10 saves of his own trying to keep Georgia State in the game.
CCU (5-0-1) will return to the field next weekend to compete in the Kentucky Invitational on September 20 and 22. CCU will face Marshall on Friday at 5 p.m., then will play host Kentucky on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Coastal Carolina: Mike Littlefield (MVP) Joe Ngwenya Mubarike Chisoni Dario Grassini
William and Mary: Ralph Bean Phil Hucles Alex Brown
Old Dominion: Ryan Sniegoski Trevor McEachron
Georgia State: Bryce Boggs Jordan Davis
Shots: CCU 18, ODU 13
CCU 3:20 Littlefield from Owen
CCU 21:17 Littlefield from Devae
CCU 33:53 Chigoni
CCU 59:13 Ngwenya
Corners: CCU 4, ODU 2
Saves: CCU 3 (Sanders 2, Paxton 1), ODU 5
Fouls: CCU 9, ODU 9
Offside CCU 3, ODU 4
ODU 66:00 Fazlic
CCU 70:00 Crovo
ODU 72:00 Kaila