Lynchburg, Va. -- The No. 14-ranked Lynchburg College men's soccer team's offense woke up after halftime, pushing the Hornets to a 2-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinal win Saturday afternoon.
Jack Ashby (Lewes, Del.) and Fredy Flores (Alexandria, Va.) each scored a second-half goal for Lynchburg, both on Zach Thomas (Audubon, N.J.) assists, to push the defending conference champs into the semifinals.
Final: Lynchburg 2, Eastern Mennonite 0
Records: Lynchburg 15-1-2, Eastern Mennonite 10-7
Venue: Shellenberger Field, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Hornets struggled to take advantage of opportunities in the opening half. Lynchburg took six corner kicks in the half but managed just one shot-on-goal in the first 45 minutes.
- After halftime, the pressure broke through. Thomas' hard cross found Ashby's foot and deflected into the goal in the 61st minute.
- Thomas put another ball into the box in the 83rd minute that Flores finished for insurance.
- The Lynchburg back line played stellar for 90 minutes, helping keeper Dylan McLaurin (Stafford, Va.) post his eighth shutout of the year.
Lynchburg will play host to the ODAC men's soccer semifinals and finals next weekend, though the schedule for those matches will not be released until the teams are finalized after Saturday's action. The top-seeded Hornets will play No. 4 Randolph-Macon in the semifinal round.