Clinton, S.C.- Behind two goals from senior Steven Huppe the Presbyterian College Blue Hose (5-6-2, 3-2-1 Big South) shut out the Campbell Camels (8-6-2, 4-2-0 Big South) by a 5-0 score on Saturday evening at Martin Stadium.
On Senior Day for the PC Blue Hose all five seniors that were honored before the game played at least 19 minutes in the game.
How it happened:
The Blue Hose and Camels played a tight defensive first half as the Blue Hose would lead 1-0 at the intermission following a goal by Andrew Miller-Bell. Miller-Bell took a corner kick by Adrian Edo Martin and headed the ball past the Camels goal keeper for the goal at the 31:03 mark of the half.
That goal would have been enough on a night where Connor Behrend and the back line of the defense held the Camels to zero goals on the day, but the offense would explode in the second half.
Less than two minutes into the second half Kellan O’Hara and Nemanja Zivanovic were on a break-away, the ball got loose from O’Hara but rattled off the goal keeper and Zivanovic beat a Camel defender and put the ball in the back of the net for a 2-0 score.
Six minutes later the Blue Hose would have a free kick from just outside the box, Jakob Luedtke would sneak the free kick past the Campbell defense for a 3-0 Blue Hose lead at the 53:10 mark.
Senior midfielder S. Huppe would score his first two goals of the season within a 2:23 minute period of the second half. The first would come from 22 yards out after Clement Vannier made a pass that he took in stride and kicked back across the middle of the field for a goal on the far side.
His second goal came after he collected a shot from Vannier that the Campbell goal keeper was unable to corral. His second goal of the game made him the first player to record a multiple goal game this season.
“The team played very well tonight, we were able to move the ball quickly and finished some good chances to score,” said coach Jonathan Potter. “The group has been working very hard in training this week and that showed today in the match.”
“We are very proud of our five seniors and how they have represented Presbyterian College athletics as outstanding student-athletes.”
Player of the Game:
Huppe came off the bench and played 34 minutes, taking three shots and scoring two goals.
Behrend also played 90 minutes in goal recording three saves and collecting his fourth shutout of the season.
- A season high four players recorded a goal in the game tonight.
- Huppe became the first player of the season to score multiple goals in a game.
- PC outshot Campbell 13-10, including 8-5 in the second half.
- The Blue Hose had a .385 shooting percentage on the game.
- PC raised their shooting percentage in this one game from .101 before the game to .127 after the game.
- 14 individuals have now recorded a point this season as well as 11 having scored a goal.
- Behrend now has a 0.96 goals against average, 42 saves and a .792 save percentage.
The Blue Hose host the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Tuesday night at 7 in the final non-conference game of the season.