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Tigers Draw Cougars 2-2

Eli Strong
Eli Strong

Hampden-Sydney Soccer opened the season against Averett in interesting fashion. The game went to overtime tied at 2-2, but just 3:05 into the extra frame, a power outage from a transformer fire left most of the campus without power and the game was called.



  • Each team had several promising possessions and scoring opportunities in the first half, but the Tigers capitalized first when Ryan Killen took two touches on a crossing pass just inside the 18-yard box and sent it into the right side of the goal in the 43rd minute.
  • Averett's Daniel Surley equalized the contest at 1-1 off a Huso Dukic pass at 59:12
  • Goalkeeper Ian Connor made a point-blank foot save at 73:50 to keep it a tie ball game
  • H-SC regained the lead four minutes later when Josh McCormack sent a crossing pass from left to right and found Eli Strong for a header goal
  • The lead did not last long as David Cuperman scored off a direct kick on the right side of the field, curling it just inside the high right post
  • Jacob Mann had two good scoring chances in the 89th and 93rd minute but was twice turned back by good defense and saves from Averett goalkeeper Marius Olavesen



  • Daniel Surley scored one on three shots on goals
  • Marius Olavesen stopped five shots
  • Kevin Watford and Ville Hautakangas each produced two shots on frame


  • Averett outshot H-SC 15-12 with a 9-7 edge in shots on goal
  • Each team drew six corner kicks
  • The Cougars were whistled for just five fouls compared to 12 for the Tigers


  • Hampden-Sydney heads north to Maryland to play Stevenson University on Sunday at 2 pm.
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