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ODU SOCCER TEAM TRAVELS TO UNC FOR NCAA SECOND ROUND

The Old Dominion University Soccer Monarchs will travel to Chapel Hill to take on 14th seed North Carolina Wednesday night in the NCAA College Cup second round. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Monarchs advanced to this point on penalty kicks (4-3) last Saturday against Winthrop.

The Monarchs are led by senior forward Edson Elcock of Brooklyn, N.Y. with 11 goals and six assists. He leads the CAA in both goals and total points with 28. Elcock and senior midfielder Jared Kent of Marietta, Ga. are second in the CAA in assists with six. The CAA Defender of the Year, junior David Horst of Pine Grove, Pa. and freshman keeper Evan Newton of Virginia Beach anchor ODU's defense.

This is North Carolina's record eighth appearance in the NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels have a balanced scoring attack with eight different players scoring at least two goals and nine different with at least two assists. Forward Ben Hunter leads the team with four goals and five assists. UNC's defense is led by All-ACC defenders Andre Sheppard and Michael Harrington along with keeper Justin Hughes have registered eight shutouts this season.

This is the tenth meeting between the two schools, with UNC leading, 5-3-1. ODU beat the Tar Heels, 3-2 in 2004 in Norfolk, and lost last year, 2-1 in Chapel Hill.

The winner of Wednesday's match will advance to face the winner between No. 3 seed SMU and UC Santa Barbara either Saturday or Sunday.

Tickets for the game are available at TarHeelBlue.com and will be available for purchase at the gate at $8 for adults and $5 for children.

This article was posted on: November 14, 2006

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