Monarchs Bounce Back on Second Day of Soccer Classic
In the closing game of the ODU Soccer Classic, Old Dominion (3-1-1) hosted the 18th ranked Radford Highlanders (4-1-0). The Highlanders were coming off a win against VCU while the Monarchs bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 1-0 victory.
After a balanced first half, the game was scoreless at halftime with Radford outshooting ODU eight to seven. Just before the end of the first half, ODU forward Tyler Edwards left the game with an injury. After the game, Coach Alan Dawson shed light on the injury. “It’s a hamstring, and he will be treated immediately and monitored day to day in hope of getting him ready to play by next week.”
It wasn’t until the 80th minute that defenseman Jimmy Filerman passed the ball to freshman midfielder Sebastian Hauret who put the ball the in the net with a running header. With 10 minutes to play, the Monarchs took a 1-0 lead. Hauret’s goal was his first of the season and he said that his goal wasn’t just about him but the team as well. “This will only be the beginning of goals. Being able to have the winning goal is very rewarding.”
This win got the Monarchs back on a victorious track. Coach Dawson said, “the win is a big boost for the team and a momentum swing in the right direction.” ODU finished second in the Soccer Classic.
Goalie Alex Tiesenhausen was outstanding, getting his first shutout of the season along with eight saves.
The Monarchs will be back on the field Sep. 17, hosting the Charlotte 49ers in their first conference game of the season at the ODU Soccer Complex.