HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – The Hampden-Sydney soccer team ran its win streak to five games thanks to a 1-0 shutout win over Shenandoah on Wednesday evening at Hellmuth-Gibson Field. Senior Jacob Mann/Mebane, N.C. took a shot from 20 yards in front of the goal after a pass from fellow senior Spell Carr/Clinton, N.C. that made it past a diving keeper. With the win, the Tigers improve to 6-5 overall while Shenandoah falls to 4-6.
The match was a non-conference match for the two schools despite both being members of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
After Mann took a shot just two minutes into the game, neither team was able to put the ball into a position to score until Carr took the next shot for either team in the 10th minute. Both teams played even for the next eight minutes until the Hornets took a shot, but the ball sailed wide left and just 30 seconds later, Carr had his second shot of the game.
After a flurry of substitutions midway through the first half, four fouls were called in the final four minutes of the opening period. The teams went into the break tied at 0-0.
The Tigers took an errant pass between two Shenandoah players in the 62nd minute with Carr breaking past a defender up the left side of the field. He found a streaking Mann up the middle and after one dribble, Mann fired a shot beyond the outstretched Hornet goalie to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.
Senior Ian Connor/Midlothian picked up his fifth win in five games including his third shutout during that stretch. He has three shutouts on the season.
H-SC took 16 shots to just six for Shenandoah. The Tigers had more than seven times the corner kicks than the Hornets, taking 15 to only two for the visitors. Shenandoah committed 12 fouls to just six for the Tigers. Both goalies made three saves during the game.
The Tigers hit the road on Saturday, October 5 when they travel to Bridgewater in an ODAC match up. The game with the Eagles is schedule for 2 p.m.