October 25, 2008

Fans watch Canes comeback fall short in OT

For the second straight game, the GSW men's soccer team was on the losing end of an overtime thriller.   The ‘Canes dropped a 2-1 decision to UNC Pembroke on Saturday afternoon at Hurricane Field in front of a school record 147 fans.

The only score from UNCP (7-8-1, 1-4 PBC) in regulation came just 3:12 into the contest when Miguel Ferrer took a shot near the top of the box that snuck through the GSW defense.

The ‘Canes tied the match in the 64th minute when sophomore Sam Hooke found Quinton Elmore on a cross for the fresman's first collegiate goal.   

In the third minute of overtime, Carlos Cipriano took a Rondell Honora pass to the middle of the box and knocked it through the defense for the game-winner. 

UNCP outshot GSW 14-6 and held a 5-0 corner kick advantage.

GSW goalkeeper John Scharnikow stopped six. UNCP goalie Tom Courtney finished with three saves.

The Hurricanes (3-13, 1-4 PBC) wrap up the regular season on Saturday, November 1, with Senior Day.  North Georgia comes to town for a 3:30 p.m. contest.