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Soccer Ends Lynchburg's Shutout Streak

JP Reategui
JP Reategui

Hampden-Sydney ended Lynchburg's eight-game shutout streak but came up short in a 3-1 loss on Saturday night. 

THE BASICS

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Hampden-Sydney got a flurry of shots in the 20th minute that nearly put the Tigers on board with one shot being saved by a defenseman only to bounce to a Tiger for a shot to be saved by the diving Lynchburg goalkeeper, Dylan McLaurin
  • Lynchburg would eventually net the opening goal when Ryan Pikunas' shot was stopped by Abibi Osman pounced on the rebound and tapped it in at 32:41
  • The Hornets made it 2-0 in the 39th minute when Ryan Mayolo crossed the ball from the left to Nick Morgan who put in inside the right post
  • H-SC got on board at 55:55 when a Josh McCormack throw in found JP Reategui who headed in from a few feet out inside the right post. The goal was the first surrendered by the Hornets defense since September 14, a span of 803:36
  • The Tigers earned a golden opportunity to tie the game at 63:04 when Lynchburg was called for a foul in the box but H-SC's penalty kick attempt was saved by McLaurin
  • Lynchburg put away the game in the 85th minute when Sherman Mitchell shot from near the left endline and snuck it inside the right post

TIGER TOP PERFORMERS

  • JP Reatugui notched his third goal in ODAC play. He also had a team-high two shots on goal
  • Josh McCormack added on one point courtesy of an assist
  • Ian Connor registered eight saves
  • Ryan Turner led H-SC with four shots, two on goal

FOR THE FOES

  • Morgan, Mitchell, and Osman each scored once
  • Pikunas and Mayolo added on assists
  • McLaurin stopped two shots

STATS OF THE GAME

  • LC outshot H-SC 21-4 with an 11-6 edge in shots on frame
  • Lynchburg drew six corner kicks to Hampden-Sydney's four
  • A physical contest, the Hornets were whistled for 18 fouls compared to 11 for the Tigers

NEXT GAME

  • Hampden-Sydney travels to the beach to take on Virginia Wesleyan University on Wednesday at 7 pm