Tigers to Host St. Mary’s Wednesday in Home Opener

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA – Hampden-Sydney Soccer will open up its home schedule on Wednesday with a 4 pm tilt with St. Mary's. The forecast calls for rain and storms throughout the day in Hampden-Sydney, so don't forget your rain jacket or umbrella.

Hampden-Sydney: 1-1 Overall, 4-6 ODAC (2011)
Hampden-Sydney went 1-1 this weekend, losing 1-0 to Mary Washington then rebounding to defeat Marymount 3-0. Bryan Talbert (Seaford, VA / York) scored three goals Sunday afternoon to lift the Hampden-Sydney soccer team to a 3-0 win against Marymount.

Talbert notched his first goal 23:03 into the game and scored his second off a rebound in the 65th minute. Marymount looked to get a bunch of momentum, firing off a few shots in the waning minutes, but Talbert ended all hopes of a late miracle comeback as he converted a Nick DeProspero (Midlothian, VA / Cosby) pass into his third goal of the day.
The Tiger defense was outstanding throughout the contest, limiting the Saints to just one shot on goal on five shots and four corner kicks as they were led by starters Jackson Parker (Raleigh, NC / Sanderson), Andre Graham (Midlothian, VA / Midlothian), Jason Haas (Newport News, VA / Menchville), and Curran Blackwell (Wilson, NC / Greenfield). H-SC held a 14-5 edge in shots and an 8-4 advantage in corner kicks. A chippy second half saw five yellow cards issued.

St. Mary's: 1-1 Overall, 3-5 Capital Athletic Conference (2011)
St. Mary's went 1-1 over the weekend, dropping a 1-0 overtime decision on Friday against Richard Stockton and then bouncing back with a 2-0 win over Penn St.-Altoona on Saturday.

Nate Ramsland collected his first career shutout as St. Mary's posted a 2-0 blanking of Penn State Altoona. Ramsland, who played in just one game in his rookie season, needed just two saves in his second career start to help the Seahawks secure the victory.
St. Mary's used a goal in each half en route to its first win of the 2012 campaign. Frank VanGessel netted the game-winning goal just 7:29 into the game with an unassisted tally for his first score of the season. 

The one-goal lead held until 53:18 when Ryan Plaisance put the finishing touches on a pass from junior defender Pierre Zibi. The Seahawks notched a 19-7 shot margin while holding a 5-2 edge in corner kicks. Brandon Moss registered seven saves for the Lions in the loss.