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Panther Men Survive ODAC Nailbiter on the Road

Louis Scott scored his first goal of the season tonight.
Louis Scott scored his first goal of the season tonight.


HARRISONBURG, Virginia -- Ferrum College eked out an Old Dominion Athletic Conference men's soccer win tonight on the road over Eastern Mennonite University, winning 1-0 on a late goal at EMU Turf Field.

RECORDS
Ferrum (10-4, 3-2 ODAC)
Eastern Mennonite (5-10, 0-4 ODAC)

THE BASICS
Following a scoreless first half in which each team posted seven shots with no luck finding the back of the net, Ferrum came out firing in the second half with 14 shots to EMU's one.

Louis Scott shattered the stalemate with a goal in the 83rd minute of play off a Leo Galpin pass. Ferrum's defense held down the stretch to give the Panthers their 10th win of the season overall, and the third in league play.

Goalkeeper Simon Bradford played all 90 minutes in net with three saves for the Panthers to earn the shutout and record his first win. Ahmed Zaatar was saddled with the loss, playing 90 minutes with nine stops for the Royals. Ferrum out-shot Eastern Mennonite 21-8, but the Royals closed with a 3-2 edge in corner kicks.

The win is Ferrum's fifth this season by shutout, tying the school record of five from 2010. That season, the Panthers posted four shutout wins as well as a scoreless draw under Head Coach Andrew Pauly.

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Super proud of the guys for battling it out on a tough cold and windy evening, with lots of players stepping up. We set out to dedicate the performance to Head Coach Enda Crehan, and it was one we were all very proud of. Thanks for all those who came out and supported us." --Assistant Coach Felix Vu

BACK TO THE PITCH
Crehan's squad will be back in action Saturday, October 19, at Hampden-Sydney College. The ODAC game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia.