@HerdMSoccer Returns Home for Televised C-USA Clash with ODU
Marshall sits in a tie for seventh place in Conference USA
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Marshall men’s soccer team returns home for a Conference USA matchup against Old Dominion Wednesday night at Hoops Family Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live by beIN Sports and can be found on the website by clicking the link above.
HAVE YOU HERD?
Marshall enters Wednesday’s match with an overall record of 6-8-1 and a 1-3-1 record in Conference USA. The Herd is currently tied for seventh place in the Conference USA standings and is fighting for an opportunity to get into the Conference USA tournament with just three conference games remaining in the regular season. The top seven teams in C-USA will receive an invite to the conference tournament that will be held at Hoops Family Field.
Following Wednesday’s match, the Herd will have two matches left in the season, with both coming against ranked opponents. The Herd will travel to No. 18 Kentucky on Oct. 30 and will host No. 9 Charlotte Nov. 4.
The Herd enters Wednesday’s match coming off of a 2-2 draw on the road at New Mexico. Jacob Purpero and Rudy Erwin scored in the match for the Herd, with Erwin’s goal coming in the 85th minute. Trevor Starcher assisted on both goals giving him a career high in a single game.
Ten different players have scored a goal for the Herd this season, with Starcher and Daniel Jodah leading the Herd with three goals apiece. Brayan Lopez-Mendez and Myles Newhouse have scored two goals each, while Purpero, Erwin, Paul Whitener, Carlos Diaz-Salcedo and Alex Reyes have each scored one goal. Whitener and Starcher lead the Herd with four assists apiece. Jodah has added three assists this season.
Trevor Clemens has made 11 starts in goal for the Herd and has a record of 5-5-1 with three shutouts. Clemens has allowed 14 goals and has a goals against average of 1.22 while making 41 saves this season.
SCOUTING THE MONARCHS
Old Dominion currently sits in last place in Conference USA. The Monarchs have an overall record of 3-6-2 and an 0-3-1 mark in C-USA. ODU has lost five of its last six matches, including each of the last three. Each of Old Dominion’s first four conference matches has been decided by two goals or less.
Nine different players have tallied at least one goal this season for ODU. Niko Klosterhalfen leads the Monarchs with three goals this season. Doni Pollock and Jesse Miralrio each have tallied two goals for ODU. Six other players have scored one goal for the Monarchs. Sebastian Hauret leads the Monarchs with five assists. Cole Stringer has three assists and Jimmy Filerman has two assists this season for ODU. Alex Tiesenhausen has started all 11 matches in goal this season for ODU and has a record of 3-6-2. Tiesenhausen has allowed 19 goals and has a 1.74 goals against average while making 50 saves this season.
The Herd and Monarchs are currently tied in the all-time series, 2-2. Old Dominion took the first two matches between the teams but the Herd has won the past two meetings. Old Dominion won the first matchup against the Herd, 3-0, in 1983 at the Old Dominion Invitational. The last three meetings have all been Conference USA matches that have taken place in the last three years. The Monarchs won a 3-0 contest in 2013 in Norfolk, Va. Marshall won a 2-1 contest in double overtime at Hoops Family Field in 2014. Jodah scored the game winner in the 108th minute of that contest.
Last year’s match resulted in a 1-0 Marshall win on the road. There were 36 total shots in the match with 17 on goal. Starcher scored the lone goal of the match for the Herd in the 82nd minute. The win secured a berth in the Conference USA tournament for the Herd, where Marshall made a run all the way to the final.
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The Herd travels to Lexington, Ky. for a Conference USA match against the Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday Oct. 30. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.