Hampden-Sydney Soccer didn't need overtime on Wednesday as they defeated the William Peace University Pacers 2-1. The win extended their undefeated streak to three games.
- Final Score: Hampden-Sydney 2, William Peace 1
- Records: Hampden-Sydney 2-0-1; William Peace 2-1-0
- Location: Cary, NC – WakeMed Park
HOW IT HAPPENED
- H-SC dominated time of possession for much of the first half, and the Tigers got on the scoreboard at 16:56 when Hunter Weiland's shot from inside the left of the 18-yard box deflected off a defender and into the goal
- Each team would muster a few more promising possessions the rest of the half but neither team was able to convert
- The Pacers tied the game in the 49th minute as Chris Deleon converted off a Jose Garcia-Ramirez pass
- Josh McCormack netted what would prove to be the game-winning goal at 75:15 when he scored up the middle of the 18-yard box.
COACH DINUZZO'S COMMENTS
- "It's probably fair to say that tonight wasn't our best performance. William Peace played well, and we were fortunate to get a result. Having said that, once again we showed our resilience, and a number of guys really stepped up off the bench and gave us a lift, which was ultimately the difference in the game."
TIGER TOP PERFORMERS
- Hunter Weiland shot four times with three shots on goal, finishing off one shot for a score
- Josh McCormack put both of his shots on target with one goal
- Gray Sutter received his first start in net and posted nine saves
- Ryan Turner and Jacob Mann each recorded three shots with one on frame
FOR THE FOES
- Chris Deleon shot seven times with fou coming on goal
- Ryan Appleyard contributed three shots on goal
- Christian Ortiz made seven stops
STATS OF THE GAME
- H-SC held a 16-14 edge in shots while WPU led 10-9 in shots on goal
- The Pacers drew five corner kicks compared to three for the Tigers
- Hampden-Sydney heads down to the deep south this weekend to play in the Berry Invitational hosted by Berry College. The Tigers play against the host Vikings on Saturday at 1 pm.