Friday September 18th
Southern Poly came into today's game with an unbeaten record of 4-0. They would be looking to continue their success and fortune; however, with a few injuries and a last minute penalty kick call, they would leave with just a tie.
The game started well for the Hornets. They were on the offensive but couldn't seem to weed out a clear chance on goal. On the half hour mark, Senior, Scott Anderson got the ball rolling with a great strike from the edge of the box. Freshman, Jack Skinner played a good ball in behind the SCAD defense and Freshman Emeka Maduka did well to shield the ball and roll it back to Anderson. It was to be his third goal of the year. Just before the first half ended, the game would get a little messy, and an off-the ball incident saw Richard Langthorne for SCAD get sent off.
The second half would see a spirited 10 man SCAD fight for every ball. They were causing problems for the Hornets, and with 10 minutes to go they were given a free-kick 20 yards out from goal. Dan Fadida would score from the direct free-kick and the game was tied 1-1. The game's excitement was just getting started. SPSU started to apply a lot of pressure and on the 88:36, SPSU Senior, Felipe Lopez seemed to get the game winner for the second game in session, with an absolute screamer from 35 yards out. Sophomore Chris Szalwinski passed the ball to Lopez, and he flicked the ball up to himself, and on the half volley put the ball in the upper ninety.
The game was not done just yet and with less than a minute to go, a long ball was hit into the SPSU's box and out of nowhere, and the home team was awarded a PK. Dan Fadida would score from the resulting PK, and the game would go into overtime.
The Hornets have won every OT competition they have been in this season, and just could not seem to put the ball in the back of the net. After some great opportunities, two from Freshman, Forward, Emeka Maduka who missed multiple chances inside the 12. The game would end 2-2, and the Hornets remained unbeaten, with a record of 4-0-1.
The Hornets look to Wednesday to increase their winning ways against Conference Rivals Shorter in Rome, Ga. at 4pm.