Friday October 2nd
Mount Berry, GA
For the second consecutive week the Hornets (7-0-1) were ranked #10 in the NAIA and facing a very strong opponent in Berry College (3-2-3). Added to the already difficult task of facing a once SSAC opponent on the road was the enhanced environment of Berry’s Homecoming on the day.
Senior, Midfielder Scott Anderson scored the lone goal of the game at the 23:30 mark of the first half when Sophomore, Kouami d'Almeida cut inside and played a ball across the top of the box to Anderson who struck a low hard shot from 25 yards. This would make it the fourth goal for Anderson this season with three being game winners. The first half continued with several chances by both teams but only Anderson’s hit the back of the onion bag.
The second half was much of the same as the Hornet’s defense limited the Vikings chances with Junior Goalkeeper Eric Ati, making just 3 saves the entire second half. SPSU had two great chances with about 15 minuets left. Junior Stephen Herget picked up a deflection about three yards from goal and miss hit it for an easy save for the Berry GK. With nine minutes left, Senior Felipe Lopez picked up a ball from Freshman Jack Skinner at midfield and beat a defender to go 1v1 with the Berry GK. Once again a crucial save kept the Vikings in the match.
When the final whistle blew, it was 1-0 Hornets and again they posted a road shutout. They continue their undefeated streak to eight games and post their third consecutive shutout; outscoring their opponents 9-0 in the last three games.
Southern Poly’s next game is Saturday October 10th against SSAC Conference foe Faulkner University at Nuesoft Technology field at 4pm.