For immediate release – 10/16/2013 - #086
Hornets Drop Match to Va. Wesleyan 1-0 in OT
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – The Lynchburg College men's soccer team traveled to Virginia Beach on Wednesday to face off against Virginia Wesleyan College in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) matchup and left with a tough 1-0 loss in overtime.
Defense was key throughout the game for both teams, not allowing any goals in regulation. Despite being outshot 20-9 in the contest, Lynchburg had a chance to take the lead late in the second half. Senior Chaz Ashton was awarded a penalty kick at 76:53, but his shot was saved by Marlin keeper Connor Kirkham. Both teams could not find the back of the net in the second, sending the game to overtime.
Virginia Wesleyan took advantage in the first overtime period, when Kyle Fisher scored a goal from 15 yards out to win the game 1-0.
Senior Jonathan Sheffield had a good game in goal for the Hornets, recording nine saves and only allowing one goal. Kirkham saved four balls for the Marlins (9-4-1/5-2 ODAC).
The Hornet men (6-5-2/4-2-1 ODAC) will look to bounce back on Saturday when they will face off against Eastern Mennonite University in ODAC play at home for Homecoming and Senior Day at 4 p.m.