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Men's Soccer Extinguishes Phoenix

Chance Hollins had the Hornets initial goal of the game.
Chance Hollins had the Hornets initial goal of the game.

WINCHESTER, Va. - The Shenandoah University men's soccer team earned a 3-1 win over Wilson College Wednesday night in the Hornets home opener.

Shenandoah (2-2-1) saw Wilson (1-3-1) take the early lead on a goal in the ninth minute, but SU tied with a goal in the 25th before taking the lead for good in the 35th.

Derrick David had the game-winning goal with Chance Hollins scoring the initial tally and Nick Seymour netting an insurance goal in the 79th minute.

HOW IT HAPPENED

SU

25′ | Freshman Chance Hollins with a 25-yard shot along the ground that sneaks just inside left post for an equalizing tally.

35' | Chase Greene crosses ball into box where Derrick David one-touches a left-footed shot from 12 yards out past Wilson keeper Andrew Hetzer.

79' | Nick Seymour takes a David corner kick and rips a 30-yard shot just under the crossbar for the insurance tally.

WILSON

8′ | Aaron Russ crosses to Samuel Appiah, who heads ball off right post and in.

QUOTES FROM COACH

"I was very happy with our commitment and effort, head coach Matt Smith said. "It was nice to get a win in our home opener."

UP NEXT

Shenandoah travels to Delaware Valley on Friday for a 4 p.m. non-league contest.

MATCH NOTES

  • Tonight's game was the Hornets home opener

  • Shenandoah wore its red away uniforms at Wilson's request

  • SU outshot the Phoenix 23-13 and had a 10-3 advantage in corners

  • Hornets goalkeeper Sam Fischer had four saves

  • In the only previous meeting, Shenandoah defeated Wilson 4-0 on September 1, 2015. This was the first game in Wilson men's soccer history.

 

 

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