GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford (North Carolina) College netted both of its first-half and second-half goals in succession en route to a 4-3 victory over Ferrum College Saturday in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s soccer opener for both teams at the Armfield Athletic Center.
Ferrum’s loss stops a five-match winning streak.
Had the Panthers won, they would have equaled the program record for consecutive victories; a six-match winning streak was achieved in 2005, a campaign in which the Panthers set the program record for single-season victories (13).
Two of Ferrum’s three setbacks this season are one-goal defeats.
Ferrum (0-1 in the ODAC, 7-3 overall) took the initial lead in the match when Martin Zuluga dissected the Quakers’ net at 8:02.
Zuluga’s goal is his first of the season.
The Panthers’ 1-0 advantage; however, proved to be their only lead. The Quakers (1-0 in the ODAC, 3-5-1 overall) squared the count on Giovanni Santibanez’s goal at 14:21, courtesy of an assist from Jasper Ardinger, and they claimed their first lead at 29 minutes when Ricky Aguilar found the back of the net on a penalty kick.
The Panthers tallied the equalizer at 32:36 when Kofi Mensah scored off an assist from Louis Scott. Mensah’s goal is his third this season.
The score remained deadlocked until Sam Coughlin netted what proved to be the match-winning goal at 59:32 off an assist from Gudino Enrique. Aguilar would convert a second penalty kick at 73:41 for his seventh goal of the year, a tally that would produce a 4-2 Guilford lead.
Ferrum’s Leo Galpin scored the match’s final goal at 83:15 off an assist from Zuluga.
“After a great start, we missed two one-on-one (scoring chances) with the keeper and we weren’t able to put them away,’’ Ferrum head coach Enda Crehan said.
“I felt it’s a harsh on the guys with two penalty kicks,’’ Crehan said. “We showed great battle, but each time we were slowed down with penalty kicks.’’
Ferrum outshot Guilford 18-12, but the Quakers held advantages in shots on goal (8-7) and corner kicks (6-5).
“We will build towards next week,’’ Crehan said. Felipe Artega took five shots for Ferrum, while Aguilar took four shots for Guilford.
The Panthers were charged with 17 fouls to six for the Quakers.
Daniel Golden played all 90 minutes in net for Ferrum and collected four saves. Zach Van Kampen, Golden’s Guilford counterpart, also went the distance and recorded four saves. Ferrum returns to action Saturday in Winchester against ODAC rival Shenandoah University. Match time is 1 p.m.
Panthers blank Johnson University, 5-0
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A sojourn to the Volunteer state last week proved to be a successful trip for Ferrum College’s men’s soccer team.
The Panthers netted two goals in the first half and three after intermission to earn their fifth straight victory, a 5-0 decision over Johnson University (1-2-3) in a non-conference contest.
“We are very happy to get a road win against another team on the rise,’’ Panthers sideline boss Enda Crehan said.
Felipe Artega tallied both of Ferrum’s first-half goals, the first at 28:37, the second at 30:42.
After intermission, Gio Murillo, Malik Timmons and Marckensley Constant scored goals at 69:14, 76:46 and 82:26. Artega netted his two goals on a team-high six shots.
Sam May distributed two assists.
Five players accounted for Johnson University’s five shots.
Ferrum’s shut-out victory is its fourth this season with all four of those triumphs coming in consecutive matches.
During its five-match winning streak, the Panthers have outscored their opponents, 24-2.
Ferrum registered 27 shots, 19 of which were on goal, and the Panthers held a 10-4 edge in corner kicks at match’s end.
The Panthers had six scoring chances voided by offsides violations.
Ferrum committed 12 fouls to Johnson University’s three.
Panthers goalkeeper Daniel Golden finished the match with two assists, while Johnson University netminder Guilherme Catena totaled 14 saves.
Ferrum women win ODAC opener over Hollins
ROANOKE — Ferrum College’s Frances Best netted both of her team’s goals after intermission Friday as the Panthers women’s soccer team shut out Hollins University, 3-0, in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener for both teams.
Best tallied her two goals on a team-high 10 shots. She scored at 53:04 and 88:28. Melina Turner netted the only goal that the Panthers would need at 38:37.
Jenelle Manni assisted on Best’s second goal.
Ferrum (1-0 in the ODAC, 5-2-1 overall) outshot Hollins (0-1 in the ODAC, 3-4 overall) 35-0 and held advantages in shots on goal (18-0) and corner kicks (8-0).
The Panthers had three scoring opportunities nullified by offsides violations.
“It’s always nice to get an ODAC win, but we had many chances and didn’t capitalize on them,’’ first-year Panthers head coach Erin Saleeby said. “We have to be more dangerous in the attack.’’
Abbey Hayes earned the shutout for the Panthers by playing all 90 minutes in net.
Hollins goalkeeper Kendra Rich totaled 15 saves.
Ferrum committed six fouls to one for Hollins.
The Panthers return to action today against conference foe Emory & Henry College (0-2 in the ODAC, 2-6-1 overall).
Match time at Penn-Roediger Field is 6 p.m.
Emory & Henry’s roster includes three former Franklin County prep standouts, all of whom are in their freshman campaigns: forward Amber Altice, defender Robi Young and midfielder Ashlee Jordan.
Saleeby is a fomer FCHS prep star and a former head coach of the Eagles junior varsity girls soccer team.
To date, Altice has scored three goals, while Jordan has started in eight of her team’s nine matches.
The Wasps bring a two-match losing streak into the contest. Each of those defeats is a one-goal setback.
Panthers fall 1-0 to Greensboro Pride
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Anna Rae Porcelli tallied the match’s lone goal in the 51st minute Thursday as Greensboro (North Carolina) College edged Ferrum College, 1-0, in a non-conference women’s soccer match.
The Pride (6-3) and the Panthers (4-2-1) are former USA South Athletic Conference rivals.
“We played well, but Greensboro wanted it a little more than we did,’’ Ferrum head coach Erin Saleeby said.
“We need to play with more heart and desire. We learn from these challenges and it will fuel us a we move forward,’’ Saleeby said.
Greensboro outshot Ferrum 11-4 and held edges in shots on goal (6-1) and corner kicks (5-2).
Four players accounted for the Panthers’ shots.
Two Greensboro players took a match-high three shots.
The Pride had one scoring chance voided by an offsides call. Each team committed two fouls Ferrum goalkeeper Taylor Dodson collected five saves, while Greensboro goalkeeper Kelsey Emrich recorded one save.