Penalty Kick Score Pushes H-SC over Marlins

Jamison Auer. Photo by: Jim Auer
Jamison Auer. Photo by: Jim Auer

Penalty Kick Score Pushes H-SC over Marlins

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A-hard fought game was played by Marlins and Tigers alike as a mere penalty kick goal was the only thing that could separate the two sides in a 1-0 Hampden-Sydney victory over the Virginia Wesleyan men's soccer team on Wednesday night.

Virginia Wesleyan started the contest off as the more offensive minded of the two squads with eight first half shots compared to only three from Hampden-Sydney. But each defensive front was able to hold its ground to keep the bout scoreless through the first 45 minutes.
 
Hampden-Sydney goalkeeper Gray Sutter stood tall in front of the Tiger net with five second half saves to keep the Tigers alive and ultimately propel the contest into overtime.
 
As both Marlins and Tigers fans were itching for a goal, Hampden-Sydney was able to convert a penalty kick opportunity thanks to JP Reategui in the 94th minute to escape with the win.
 
Despite the outcome, the Marlins were able to record 18 shots and five corners on the night compared to eight shots and three corners for Hampden-Sydney (9-5-1/4-3).
 
Marlin goalkeeper Jamison Auer was able to put up two saves as well.
 
Virginia Wesleyan (7-8/2-5 ODAC) will be looking for a much needed win at Shenandoah (2-13-1/0-6-1 ODAC) this Saturday with the ODAC match scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.