Hampden-sydney vs. Greensboro
April 8, 2009
The Game Story:
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (April 8, 2009)óJunior midfielder Kyle Jett (Suffolk, VA/Nansemond Suffolk) had another monster game with five goals and two assists to help lift his Tigers to a 14-10 win over Greensboro College. Jett was greatly helped by senior attackman Kenny Mathison (East Northport, NY/Northport) and freshman attackman Micah Keller (Richmond, VA/Christchurch) who each netted three goals on the day.

Jett went to work early as he opened up the scoring just under two minutes into the game putting the Tigers up 1-0. The next nine minutes would be a struggle for both teams as nobody found the net until Nick Patrone tied the game at 1-1. Jett then once again put the Tigers back on top scoring his second of the day, giving Hampden-Sydney a 2-1 advantage after the first 15 minutes of play.

The Pride came out of their huddle ready to play when Brian Kirschner tied the game again 59 seconds into the period. It only took senior Andrew Mahoney (Littleton, CO/Littleton) 43 seconds to put Hampden-Sydney back on top 3-2.

Over the next four minutes Greensboro tied the game and took their only lead of the day off of Patrone and Brad Gesser goals. Down 4-3, Hampden-Sydney took over the following nine minutes with four goals from Jett, Keller, Ben Clarke (Virginia Beach, VA/Norfolk Academy), and Doug Carpenter (Baltimore, MD/St. Paul's). Greensboro's Brian Bishop was able to sneak a goal in, however, before intermission to cut the lead to two.

The second half started in the same fashion as the first with Jett the first to score putting his team up 8-5. Greensboro's Kirschner was able to respond with a goal of their own; then Mathison and Keller scored back to back goals, but Kirschner was not finished for the period scoring another goal with under a minute to play.

In a tight 10-7 game with 15 minutes to play, Hampden-Sydney decided to take control of the game scoring the first four of five goals in the period. They were able to hold their 14-8 advantage for six minutes before Patrone broke the Pride scoring drought with 2:28 to play. Before the final buzzer sounded Bishop notched his second goal of the day.

Thomas Hovis (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's) and Frankie McGuire (Orlando, FL/Lake Howell) led the Tigers in groundballs with five. Mark Bagby (Boston, MA/Marshfield) had a solid day between the pipes with 15 saves on day.

Hampden-Sydney won the groundball battle 52-46 and out shot the Pride 41-37. The Tigers also edged in face-offs winning 14 to Greensboro's 13.

With the win, Hampden-Sydney improves to 5-6 on the year and remain 2-1 in the ODAC.

The Tigers will return to action on Saturday, April 11 as they travel to Virginia Beach, VA to take on Virginia Wesleyan College at 1:00pm.