Tiger Soccer Drops Overtime Heartbreaker to Lynchburg 2-1
|Hampden-Sydney (2-5-1/0-2-1 ODAC)||1||0||0||1|
|1st - 29:54||Matt Hampton (Hampden-Sydney)|
|2nd - 74:03||Donald Hart III (Lynchburg)|
|1st - 95:19||Michael Abbonizio (Lynchburg)|
Matt Hampton - 1
A: Nick DeProspero - 1
Sh: 3 Players (#3, #21, #23 - 2)
Sv: John Robert Plyler - 5
2 Players (#2, #20 - 1)
A: Stephen Brooks - 1
Sh: Shawn Bender - 6
Sv: 2 Players (#0, #00 - 1)
|Shots (on goal)||9 (3)||27 (7)|
LYNCHBURG, VA - The Hampden-Sydney College soccer team faced big deficits in shots and corner kicks, but the Tigers took the Lynchburg College Hornets to overtime and eventually fell 2-1 on the road in Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) action.
The first-half was evenly contested with Lynchburg holding a slim 7-5 advantage in shots, but Matt Hampton (Virginia Beach, VA/Kellam) converted a header shot from a Nick DeProspero (Midlothian, VA/Cosby) corner kick to go up 1-0 at the 29:54 mark. The two squads combined for just three shots on goal the entire half as defense was the name of the game.
The second-half was a different story as the Hornets held a 19-4 advantage in shots after intermission. H-SC did a good job forcing LC into difficult shots as the majority of shots sailed wide, but Donald Hart III found the back of the net off a Stephen Brooks pass in the 75th minute. LC fired off eight more as John Robert Plyler (Charlotte, NC/Myers Park) tallied three saves in the final 15 minutes of regulation. The Tigers received help from the goal as well as a Zach Ward hit a shot off the top crossbar.
Just shortly over five minutes into the overtime session, Michael Abbonizio collected a loose ball in front of the net and pocketed the game-winning tally for the Hornets. Lynchburg held a 27-9 advantage in shots and a 10-3 edge in corner kicks. Plyler recorded five saves in 95:19 in the net.
The Tigers go back on the road to play Greensboro College on Wednesday at at 4 p.m.