RALEIGH, N.C. — William Peace (North Carolina University) netted four goals after intermission Sunday for a 5-1 non-conference men’s soccer victory over Ferrum College in its 2019 home opener

The Pacers’ offensive explosion broke a 1-1 halftime stalemate.

The Panthers (2-2) were a day removed from a one-goal, non-conference, overtime win over Southern Virginia University at home.

“After a big win (Saturday night), we knew it was going to be hard on the lads,’’ Panthers head coach Enda Crehan said. “It was 1-1 at half and then we missed two one-on-one chances and against a good Peace (team), it’s tough to be successful that way.

“Mistakes cost us dearly in the end, but we have to rebound now and get back at it. The lads have to learn and move each other forward,’’ Crehan said.

Five players accounted for Peace’s goals, four of which were produced by an assist.

The Pacers (2-1-1) tallied their goals at 29:03 of the first half and 52:19, 69”19, 72:05 and 74:03 of the second half.

Scoring for Peace were Peter Darden, Ivan Ponce, Kofi Appagyie, Jose Aguire and Manadou Diabi.

Ponce attempted a match-high seven shots for the Pacers.

Jeffery Calix tallied Ferrum’s lone goal at 43:07 to equal the count at 1. He took an assist from Pedro Jacuinide and found the back of the net from 25 yards.

Calix attempted a team-high three shots.

The Pacers outshot the Panthers 22-10 and held advantages in shots on goal (11-6) and corner kicks (11-1) at match’s end.

Ferrum saw three scoring chances nullified by offsides violations, while Peace had one scoring opportunity erased by an offsides call.

Peace committed 11 fouls to Ferrum’s eight.

Pacers netminder Jacob Smith recorded five saves, while Panthers goalkeeper Daniel Golden finished the match with six saves.

Both goalkeepers played the entire 90 minutes.

Ferrum returns to action today against Bethany (W.Va.) College.

Match time at Penn-Roediger Field is 4 p.m.

A women’s contest between the Panthers and Southern Virgina University follows at 7 p.m.

Panthers rally for win over Southern Virginia

FERRUM — Chris Resendiz’s goal at 6:08 of overtime proved to be the match-winner as Ferrum College rallied for a 4-3 non-conference men’s soccer victory over Southern Virginia University at Penn-Roediger Field.

Resendiz’s goal, courtesy of a Sam May assist, ignited a Panthers’ celebration beneath the scoreboard, located adjacent to Southern Virginia bench.

The contest was contentious at times as both teams engaged in dramatic celebrations after scores.

The Knights (0-4) build a 2-0 first-half lead, but by halftime, their advantage had been cut in half.

The Panthers (2-1) finished three-goal surge by netting the first two scores of the second half. Later in the half, the Knights equaled the count to force overtime.

In regular-season college soccer, sudden victory ends post-regulation play; however, if no goals are scored during two, 10-minute extra sessions, the match ends in a stalemate.

“Another win for the lads after conceding two poor goals from our point of view,’’ Ferrum head coach Enda Crehan said.

“We showed great resilience to come back and win the game,’’ Crehan said.

Two of Southern Virginia’s goals were produced by an assist.

Peysen Webster gave the Knights their initial lead at 2:07 of the match, and at 38:12 Alec Grieve scored to push the spread to 2-0.

Juho Karmala provided Ferrum with its first goal at 42:34.

Trailing 2-1 at intermission, the Panthers squared the count at 49:24 when Felipe Artega found the back of the net. The Panthers broke the deadlock moments later when Enzo Guercio scored.

Anthony Bowden’s tally at 61:44 evened the score at 3.

Webster finished the match with a team-best three shots, while Artega attempted six shots for the Panthers.

Three of Ferrum’s four goals were produced by an assist.

The Panthers pushed the match’s tempo to a faster pace in the second half and the change in strategy proved to be to their benefit.

Ferrum outshot Southern Virginia, 30-9, and held edges in shots on goal (15-4) and corner kicks (7-2) at the end of the match.

Southern Virginia goalkeeper Jacob Solis was under a constant attack. He faced 24 shots, 12 in each half, during regulation play, and six in overtime. He collected 11 saves.

Ferrum netminder Daniel Golden recorded one save.

Ferrum committed 14 fouls to seven for Southern Virginia, and Crehan received a yellow card near the conclusion of the first half.

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