WINCHESTER — Juho Karmala’s goal in the eighth minute of sudden victory overtime provided Ferrum College with its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s soccer victory of the season — a 2-1 triumph over Shenandoah University Saturday.
Ferrum (1-1 in the ODAC, 8-3 overall) squares its conference record with the triumph.
The Panthers broke a scoreless stalemate when Felipe Artega, who attempted a team-high three shots, found the back of the net at 28 minutes.
Ferrum maintained its one-goal advantage until the 55:24 mark when Shenandoah’s Jack Meixner tallied the tying goal.
Seconds later, Ferrum’s Gerald Bonsu was issued his second yellow card of the match and by rule, he was ejected. (In soccer, two yellow (warning) cards equal one red (ejection) card.)
Because of the ejection, the Panthers were forced to play the remainder of the match one man down (11 versus 10).
Neither team would score for the remaining 34 1/2 minutes of regulation.
Post-regulation play in regular-season matches is two, 10-minute stanzas. The match ends when a goal is scored. If there is no scoring, the match ends in a tie.
“My staff and I are unbelievably proud of the lads after a huge ODAC win. The guys worked their socks off and got what they deserved,’’ Ferrum head coach Enda Crehan said.
“To win away from home on (Shenandoah’s) homecoming shows the character this squad has,’’ Crehan said.
Crehan, who is in his third year as the Panthers’ sideline boss, said Ferrum had it share of fans and alumni who traveled to the match to lend their support.
“That means so much to the lads and me,’’ Crehan said.
Shenandoah (0-2 in the ODAC, 4-7 overall) held advantages in shots (21-12) and shots on goal (7-6) at match’s end, but Ferrum held a 7-6 edge in corner kicks.
William Majano took a team-high six shots for Shenandoah.
Ferrum saw two scoring chances voided by offsides calls, while Shenandoah had one scoring opportunity nulllified by an offsides violation.
The Panthers committed 17 fouls to 12 for the Hornets.
Each of Ferrum’s goals was produced by an assist.
Daniel Golden, the Panthers’ netminder, finished the match with six saves in 98 minutes of action.
Michael Romeo, the Hornets’ goalkeeper, collected four saves.
The Panthers are 2-0 this season in post-regulation matches.
Ferrum returns to action today against ODAC rival Roanoke College. Match time at Penn-Roediger Field is 4 p.m.
The Maroons (1-0-1 in the ODAC, 9-0-2 overall) bring a two-match winning streak into the contest.
The Panthers begin a two-match home stand with the contest.
Roanoke leads a 16-match series, one that began in 1987, 15-1. Ferrum’s lone win came in 2008, 1-0.
Panthers dominate Vixens, blank third straight ODAC foe
SWEET BRIAR — Propelled by a four-goal first half, Ferrum College blanked Sweet Briar College, 6-0, Friday in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) women’s soccer match.
The Panthers (3-0 in the ODAC, 7-2-1 overall) are in first place in the ODAC. They have won all three of their conference matches by shutout.
Ferrum netted all of its first-half goals in the first 13 minutes of the match.
Four players accounted for those goals: Alex Mattson (at 1:50), Gabriella Kermon (4:25), Frances Best (11:05) and Victoria Wagner (12:44).
“We played very well and had goals from (five) different players. It’s always a nice feeling to get another ODAC win. I’m proud of the direction this team is headed,’’ first-year Ferrum head coach Erin Saleeby said.
Kayla Lentini scored in the second half at 61:22 and the Panthers received an own-goal at 69:04.
Four of Ferrum’s goals were produced by assists.
Kiana Hardmon took a team-high nine shots.
The Panthers outshot the Vixens (0-2 in the ODAC, 0-8 overall) 52-0 and they held edges of 25-0 in shots on goal and 11-0 in corner kicks.
Ferrum had one scoring opportunity nullified by an offsides call.
The Panthers committed seven fouls to the Vixens’ one.
Sweet Briar goalkeeper Katelyn Myer registered 19 saves.
Ferrum netminder Abbey Haynes earned the shutout.
Ferrum has five shut-out wins to its credit this season.
The Panthers return to action today against Washington and Lee University.
The Generals are ranked No. 20 nationally by d3soccer.com.
Washington and Lee (2-0 in the ODAC, 9-0-1 overall) brings an eight-match winning streak into the contest. It has surrendered four goals during the winning streak and six of its victories this season are by shutout.
The ODAC match kicks off at 7 p.m. at Penn-Roediger Field.
Ferrum begins a three-match home stand with the contest. The Panthers play Bridgewater College and the University of Lynchburg following today’s match.