September 17, 2011

Men's Soccer Outlasted at Hampden-Sydney 2-0

The Greensboro men's soccer team played its fifth straight game away from home on Saturday, losing to Hampden-Sydney, 2-0.  The Pride outshot Hampden-Sydney 10-9 on the day and placed two shots on goal in the defeat.

James Lawrence put the first goal on the board for the hosts in the 39th minute on an assist from Bryan Talbert.  The Greensboro defense stiffened for the next 25 minutes before Curran Blackwell knocked home a diving header from Bo Burns to push the Hampden-Sydney advantage to 2-0.

The Pride had an opportunity to turn the momentum in their favor in the first half but a Taylor Wyatt (pictured) penalty kick failed to go in.

Overall, Logan Paussa fired a team high three shots on the day.  Joe Peluso and Stenson Croom each recorded two shots while Patrick Hayes, Chris Davis and Wyatt each added one shot apiece.

Woody Wilder turned back one shot in goal but took the loss for Greensboro.

"Soccer is a game of opportunities. We did not capitalize on our ours today and Hampden-Sydney did a good job finishing their chances. We will re-group and prepare to execute better tomorrow against another experienced ODAC team in Roanoke."

The Pride are now 0-3-2 on the season.  Greensboro will open its home slate on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. against Roanoke.