October 24, 2012
Grove City blasts Bearcats
LATROBE, Pa. -- Sophomore forward Jordan Carmichael (West Milford, N.J./West Milford) recorded his first collegiate hat trick and assisted on a fourth goal Wednesday afternoon to help lift the Grove City College men's soccer team to a 5-1 victory at Presidents' Athletic Conference foe Saint Vincent.
Freshman forward Seth Loew (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) added a goal and two assists while junior defender Daniel Adams (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands) also scored for the Wolverines, who improved to 4-2-1 in the conference.
Grove City took a 1-0 lead at 29:02 when Carmichael scored his first goal of the season. Loew supplied the assist.
Saint Vincent (6-11-1, 1-7 PAC) knotted the match at 54:29 on a goal from Trevor Cutlip. The Wolverines quickly countered, however, as Carmichael scored at the 57:30 mark. Loew again assisted Carmichael's goal.
The Wolverines sealed the win with three goals over the final 25 minutes. Loew scored his team-leading fifth goal of 2012 at 65:46 after receiving an assist from Carmichael. Adams registered his first goal of the season at 83:35, pushing the lead to 4-1. Senior forward Andrew Quinn (Damascus, Md./Damascus) assisted Adams' score.
Carmichael closed the scoring with an unassisted goal at 87:59.
Grove City (7-9-1 overall) outshot the Bearcats 33-9. The Wolverines also had seven corner kicks while limiting Saint Vincent to just one corner.
Freshman goalkeeper Brenden Alfery (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) earned the win after stopping three shots.
Carmichael is the first Grove City player with a hat trick since October 7, 2011, when Tim Boswell scored three times at Waynesburg. Carmichael's seven points in a match are the most for a Wolverine since Bob McNees had nine points against Thiel September 28, 2005.
Grove City closes the regular season Saturday at 12 p.m. against visiting Westminster (5-1-1 PAC). The Wolverines will clinch a berth in next week's conference tournament with a win and remain mathematically alive for home-field advantage throughout the tournament.
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