TIGERS CLAW THEIR WAY TO 2-1 VICTORY OVER MARYMOUNT
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA -- Hampden-Sydney's soccer team demonstrated their ability to fight adversity in a 2-1 victory over the Saints of Marymount University. The Tigers found themselves down a goal with only 30 minutes left to play; however, the Tigers fought back and scored two goals in a three minute period to remain unbeaten.
Following a Michael Minthorne goal for Marymount, sophomore midfielder Michael Krewinghaus (Yorktown, VA/Tabb) fired a shot on goal that was blocked by Marymount's goalkeeper, Nick Andersh, but he was unable to control the balll. Freshman forward David Burley (Mount Pleasant, SC/Wando) was in the right place at the right time and fired the rebound past Andersh. Only three minutes later, senior midfielder Greg Smith (Warrenton, VA/Fauquier) took a shot on goal that Andersh was unable to handle, and sophomore forward Ian Ciejek (Richmond, VA/Mills E. Godwin) controlled the loose ball and scored the game winning goal for the Tigers. Hampden-Sydney was able to hold off Marymount's attempts to tie the game and remained unbeaten.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ben Marchetti (Richmond, VA/Benedictine) came up big for the Tigers as he made four saves in the game, three of those in the second half. Both teams had equally dangerous opportunities, but it was Hampden-Sydney that was able to capitalize on those chances the most.
Hampden-Sydney returns to action at home this week against Christopher Newport University on Wednesday, September 13. Game will start at 4:00 pm.