ODU TO HOST NCAA TOURNAMENT 1ST ROUND SATURDAY NIGHT
The CAA Champion Old Dominion men's soccer team will host the Providence Friars in an NCAA Tournament game on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. The game will be held at the Old Dominion Soccer Stadium. Admission for the first round matchup is $7 for adults and $5 for children. A limited number of ODU students will be admitted free with a valid student I.D.
The Monarchs earned the CAA's automatic berth into the tournament by winning its first CAA Title since 1991, after going 12-6-3 on the season.
The Friars received an at-large bid into the tournament after going 9-7-2 overall and 5-4-2 in Big East action this season. They were bounced in the first round last season by Hofstra, a CAA team.
You can watch live stats updates of the game's action through Gametracker on the ODU website, www.odusports.com. The Gametracker link can be found at the bottom of the page in the Calendar section.
"We're very excited to be playing at home," said head coach Alan Dawson. "At this point in the season, every team is a talented team and we look forward to playing Providence here on Saturday."
At the CAA Tournament, ODU advanced in the semi-finals with a 2-1 win over VCU, with goals from Stig Haddal and A.J. Kulp. The Monarchs then battled to a scoreless tie with Towson in the championship game and advanced with a 4-2 shootout victory. It will be the Monarchs sixth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
The winner of the game will face the #6 seeded Brown University Bears in Rhode Island. Brackets will be available online at www.ncaasports.com.
For more information, contact Rob Silsbee, ODU Assistant Sports Information Director at 757-683-3374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article was posted on: November 20, 2007
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