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Soccer Topples Birmingham Southern 2-0

Ryan Turner
Ryan Turner

A pair of second-half goals lifted Hampden-Sydney Soccer to a 2-0 win over Birmingham Southern on the second day of the Berry Invitational.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Hampden-Sydney 2, Birmingham Southern 0
  • Records: Hampden-Sydney 3-1-1; Birmingham Southern 3-2
  • Location: Mt. Berry, GA – Bob Pearson Field

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In another defensive minded half of soccer, the two teams combined for just 10 shots and three shots on goal in the opening 45. H-SC registered four shots and two on target.
  • H-SC was aggressive out of the gate after halftime, registering the first six shots of the half
  • H-SC put one of those shots in the back of the net in the 48th minute when Spell Carr found Jacob Mann for a goal at 47:53
  • The Tigers kept peppering the cage throughout the frame and scored an insurance tally at 85:26 as Ryan Turner converted on a Jacob Mann pass.

COACH DINUZZO'S COMMENTS

  • "Great effort by the entire team. We felt like this was the first time this season that we put together two good halves. Once again, a number of guys stepped up when it mattered most, and our work rate was excellent. We deserved a good result today, and I'm glad the guys got rewarded."

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

FOR THE FOES

  • Galen Curry posted five saves
  • Sam Kyle contributed the Panthers lone shot on goal

STATS OF THE GAME

  • H-SC outshot BSC 16-10, including a 12-4 edge in the second half along with a 7-4 advantage in shots on goal
  • Hampden-Sydney drew two corner kicks to none for Birmingham Southern

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