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Roanoke Shuts Down Soccer

PJ LeBel
PJ LeBel

Roanoke came out with a pivotal 4-0 win in a matchup of teams tied for second place in the ODAC coming into the contest. 

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Roanoke 4, Hampden-Sydney 0
  • Records: Hampden-Sydney 8-4-1, 3-2 ODAC; Roanoke 9-4-1, 4-1 ODAC
  • Location: Salem, VA – Kerr Stadium

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In a defensive minded first half, neither team could get much of anything going on the offensive end
  • However, Roanoke's Cole Thornton corralled a long pass at the top of the box after a mistimed header by an H-SC defender, and with the goalkeeper off his line to try to make a play, Thornton poked it inside the left post at 33:07
  • Michael Chang made it 2-0 in the 49th minute while Thornton and Chang each scored again respectively in the 59th and 61st minutes

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

FOR THE FOES

  • Michael Chang scored twice with one assist
  • Cole Thornton contributed two goals
  • Marshall Hodge and Benji Pullen added on assists

STATS OF THE GAME

  • Roanoke recorded just nine shots but seven came on goal while H-SC had four shots and two on frame
  • The Maroons drew two corner kicks to none for the Tigers

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