Tiger Soccer Buries Rosemont Ravens

Published 1:19 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2013

ROSEMONT, PA — Hampden-Sydney, playing on a unique grey turf field, opened the season in impressive fashion with a 6-1 win over Rosemont College.

The Tigers weren't fooling around today as James Lawrence (Midlothian/Midlothian) needed just 14 seconds to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Robert Stephens (Williamsburg/Lafayette) was issued a yellow card for a foul in the box in the 10th minute, resulting in a penalty kick goal for Rosemont's Tom Bottoms.

The freshman reserves started making their way into the game in the latter portion of the first half and the young bucks changed the perplexion of the game. Liam Hogan (Haymarket/Battlefield) pocketed his first collegiate goal courtesy of a Leo Kowalski (Curitiba, Brazil/ Deep Run/Virginia Commonwealth) pass in the 28th minute. Freshman Robert Kerby (Hampton/Kecoughtan) followed quickly with a goal of his own in the 41st minute off a Josiah Fleming (San Antonio, TX/Monticello) feed.

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Lawrence tacked on his second goal of the afternoon at 59:23 to make it a 4-1 contest, and Kowalski scored his first goal of the season off a Bryan Barahona (Guatemala City, Guatemala/Meadowbrook) assist in the 74th minute. Rosemont's Ethan Herman was penalized with a yellow card at 82:19 with the foul coming in the box. Freshman Nathaniel Mikuleza (Huntersville, NC/Lake Norman) scored the penalty kick goal to provide the final score.

Lawrence was the lone multi-goal scorer with two while Kowalski tallied three points on a goal and an assist. Hogan, Kerby, and Mikuleza each earned two points off a goal while Fleming had an assist. Freshman Cameron McFarlane (Norwich, CT / South Kent) got his first start in the net, making four saves while allowing one goal in 90 minutes. Rosemont's Max McDonald made 12 saves

H-SC outshot Rosemont 30-11 and held an 18-5 edge in shots on goal. H-SC took five corner kicks compared to three for the Ravens. The Tigers were offsides three times compared to none for the Ravens.

Hampden-Sydney returns to the field on Sunday with a 1 p.m. contest against Penn State Abington on the campus of Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, PA.