Hurricanes share the wealth in 5-1 victory

Hurricanes share the wealth in 5-1 victory

The Georgia Southwestern men's soccer team scored four times in the second half en route to a 5-1 victory over LaGrange College on Wednesday afternoon at Hurricane Field.  The Hurricanes had four different players record goals in the match.

Will Phillips opened the scoring in the 36th minute when he picked up a loose ball inside the box and drilled a shot past LaGrange goalkeeper Josh Murphy for his second goal of the fall.

The ‘Canes scored quickly out of the halftime break as Kacey Barnard put GSW up 2-0 off an assist from Yimi Reyes in the 55th minute.  Ross Sellers increased the lead to three when he delivered his second goal of the season off a long pass from Sean Howe at the 68:30 mark.

Edgardo Gonzalez's shot in the 82nd minute was knocked into the goal by a sliding LaGrange defender in a save attempt.   

After Ryan Wakenigg posted LaGrange's lone goal of the match in the 86th minute; Taylor Jennings converted a penalty kick less than a minute later to complete the scoring.

Kevin Huet finished with one save for GSW between the pipes. Murphy stopped one for LaGrange (2-7).  Georgia Southwestern outshot LaGrange 15-7 and held a 7-3 corner kick advantage.

The ‘Canes are now 3-0 all-time against the Panthers.

Southwestern (2-9) returns to Peach Belt Conference play on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. travelling to UNC Pembroke.

Click here to listen to Coach Russ' postgame interview  

Pictured: Yimi Reyes

Photo by: Chris Fenn