October 21, 2009

Wolverines top Saint Vincent

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's soccer team raised its overall record to 7-7-1 Wednesday afternoon by pulling out a 3-2 victory over visiting College Field in a clash of Presidents' Athletic Conference members.

Freshman Andrew Quinn (Damascus, Md./Damascus) broke a 2-2 tie at the 69:04 mark by scoring an unassisted goal. It is Quinn's fourth goal of the season and his third consecutive game-winning score. All four of Quinn's goals have been scored in Grove City's last three matches.

Grove City fell behind 1-0 at 32:42 on a goal by Saint Vincent's Jim Vargo. However, the Wolverines quickly tied the match as junior Austin Bernal (Tucson, Ariz./Pusch Ridge Christian) scored his second goal of 2009 at 35:46. Sophomore Mack Lloyd (Philadelphia, Pa./Phil-Mont Christian) assisted on Bernal's goal.

The Wolverines took their first lead of the match just 2:56 into the second half as freshman Alex Ayer (Farmington, Conn./Farmington) scored his first collegiate goal.

Saint Vincent (7-9-2) tied the match on Luis Rodriguez's penalty kick goal at 66:33.

Grove City owned a 27-14 edge in shots, including a 17-9 margin in the second half. The Wolverines also had 13 corner kicks while Saint Vincent had three corners.

Senior goalkeeper Sean Osborne (Manassas, Va./Osbourn) made four saves to earn the win. Junior defender Dave Larkin (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) deflected a potential goal out of the open net in the second half to help preserve Grove City's 2-1 lead at the time.

Grove City has now won three straight and five of its last seven matches. Wednesday's match does not count in the PAC standings due to Saint Vincent's provisional status in NCAA Division III.

Saturday, Grove City will visit Thomas More in PAC action in Crestview Hills, Ky. at 12:00 p.m.

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