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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
RESULTS VS. USC- AIKEN (2008-10-15 07:00:00)

Aiken, SC – The Pfeiffer men’s soccer team beat USC Aiken in overtime on Wednesday evening. The Falcons won the non-conference match 2-1 with the go-ahead goal coming a couple minutes into the overtime period.
The Falcons started slow and seemed to struggle to find each other. The first half consisted of a lot of missed passes even though the team had many good attempts. Aiken played a strong game, controlling most of the play in the first half. It was obvious that the Pacers are a very athletic team with some outstanding players.
Head Coach Ken Hassler challenged his team to do a better job working for each other at half time and made adjustments going into the second half in terms of formation. With the changes in set up and effort, Pfeiffer began to see the passes and combinations come together. In the 56th minute senior Matt Denton (Davidson, NC) put Pfeiffer on the board with an assist from Wilver Menacho (Santa Cruz, Bolivia). Aiken, a very athletic team with some outstanding players, kept Pfeiffer on their toes, but defensemen Matt Rich (Stafford, VA), Brad Sisk (Winston-Salem, NC), Jon Baxter (Bonner Springs, KS) played tight on the back line and worked well with goalkeeper Alex Moreno (Huntersville, NC) to force the overtime period.
Junior Chris Venable (Greensboro, NC) scored the game winning goal by working hard to pressure the Aiken goalkeeper and force an error. Venable took advantage of a poorly played ball and beat the keeper one on one.
When asked about the win Coach Hassler said, “After a difficult start we really played an outstanding team game. We showed a lot of character and heart. We had leadership from some key players. We are really proud of how the team handled themselves in a difficult situation and ended with a great result.”
Pfeiffer’s record improves to 6-6 overall. They will next face Belmont Abbey on Saturday.Soccer Box Score (OT Period [96:48]) The Automated ScoreBook Pfeiffer University vs USC Aiken (Oct 15, 2008 at Unknown) Pfeiffer University vs. Goals by period 1 2 OT Tot USC Aiken ---------------------------------- Date: Oct 15, 2008 Attendance: Pfeiffer University. 0 1 1 - 2 Weather: USC Aiken........... 1 0 0 - 1 Pfeiffer University USC Aiken Pos ## Player Sh G A Pos ## Player Sh G A -------------------------------------- -------------------------------------- GK 1 Moreno, Alex........ - - - GK 0 Charles, Andray..... - - - 3 Sisk, Brad.......... - - - 4 Adamson, Corey...... 2 - - 4 Knight, Kash........ - - - 8 Lewis, Alex......... 1 - - 5 Bartlett, Casey..... - - - 9 Watson, Troy........ 3 - - 8 Menacho, Wilver..... 1 - - 10 Ayodele, Kazeem..... - - - 9 Tesh, Jerry......... - - - 11 Bannon, Ryan........ - - - 10 Brindley, Nick...... 3 - - 13 Davis, Zachary...... - - - 11 Barbosa, Renato..... 1 - - 14 Lesko, John......... 1 1 - 16 Treadwell, Pat...... - - - 18 Hailat, Amr......... - - - 18 Denton, Matt........ 3 1 - 24 Ojeyinka, Reuben.... 2 - - 24 Sanchez, Juan....... 1 - - 26 Chidsey, James...... 1 - - ---------- Substitutes ---------- ---------- Substitutes ---------- 6 Venable, Chris...... 1 1 - 00 Zareian, Milad...... - - - 14 Rich, Matt.......... - - - 2 Gamez, Fernando..... - - - 15 Cannon, Jeff........ - - - 7 Costanzo, Tim....... - - - 17 Mason, Matt......... - - - 17 Plummer, James...... - - - 20 Baxter, Jonathan.... - - - 19 Ardrey, Connor...... - - - Totals.............. 10 2 0 20 Agbassi, Chijioke... - - - 22 Johnson, Durrell.... 1 - - 23 Akyere, Kofi........ 2 - - Totals.............. 13 1 0 Pfeiffer University USC Aiken ## Player MIN GA Saves ## Player MIN GA Saves --------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- 1 Moreno, Alex........ 96:48 1 4 00 Zareian, Milad...... 96:48 2 3 Shots by period 1 2 OT Tot Saves by period 1 2 OT Tot ---------------------------------- ---------------------------------- Pfeiffer University. 2 7 1 - 10 Pfeiffer University. 2 2 0 - 4 USC Aiken........... 7 6 0 - 13 USC Aiken........... 1 2 0 - 3 Corner kicks 1 2 OT Tot Fouls 1 2 OT Tot ---------------------------------- ---------------------------------- Pfeiffer University. 0 1 0 - 1 Pfeiffer University. 7 7 0 - 14 USC Aiken........... 0 4 0 - 4 USC Aiken........... 6 5 1 - 12 SCORING SUMMARY: GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists Description ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 13:39 USCA Lesko, John Penalty kick 2. 53:51 PU Denton, Matt (unassisted) 3. 96:48 PU Venable, Chris (unassisted) CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS: YC-PU #1 (13:39); YC-USCA #9 (31:21); YC-PU #4 (68:26); YC-PU #3 (82:43) Officials: Offsides: Pfeiffer University 2, USC Aiken 5. Soccer Game Summary Soccer Game Summary (OT Period [96:48]) The Automated ScoreBook Pfeiffer University vs USC Aiken (Oct 15, 2008 at Unknown) Pfeiffer University vs. USC Aiken Date: Oct 15, 2008 Attendance: Weather: Goals by period 1 2 OT Tot ---------------------------------- Pfeiffer University. 0 1 1 - 2 USC Aiken........... 1 0 0 - 1 SCORING SUMMARY: 1. 13:39 USCA Lesko, John Penalty kick 2. 53:51 PU Denton, Matt (unassisted) 3. 96:48 PU Venable, Chris (unassisted) Shots: Pfeiffer University 10, USC Aiken 13 Saves: Pfeiffer University 4 (Moreno, Alex 4), USC Aiken 3 (Zareian, Milad 3) Play-by-Play Summary Play-by-Play Summary (1st period) The Automated ScoreBook Pfeiffer University vs USC Aiken (Oct 15, 2008 at Unknown) Pfeiffer University Starters: USC Aiken Starters: GK 1 Moreno, Alex GK 0 Charles, Andray 3 Sisk, Brad 4 Adamson, Corey 4 Knight, Kash 8 Lewis, Alex 5 Bartlett, Casey 9 Watson, Troy 8 Menacho, Wilver 10 Ayodele, Kazeem 9 Tesh, Jerry 11 Bannon, Ryan 10 Brindley, Nick 13 Davis, Zachary 11 Barbosa, Renato 14 Lesko, John 16 Treadwell, Pat 18 Hailat, Amr 18 Denton, Matt 24 Ojeyinka, Reuben 24 Sanchez, Juan 26 Chidsey, James [00:00] Moreno, Alex at goalie for Pfeiffer University. [00:00] Zareian, Milad at goalie for USC Aiken. Foul on USC Aiken. [02:40] Shot by USCA Ojeyinka, Reuben, SAVE Moreno, Alex. [04:50] Shot by USCA Watson, Troy HIGH. Offside against Pfeiffer University. [08:46] Offside against USC Aiken. [11:35] Offside against USC Aiken. [11:48] Shot by PU Menacho, Wilver, SAVE Zareian, Milad. Foul on Pfeiffer University. [13:39] Yellow card on PU Moreno, Alex. [13:39] USCA Lesko, John PENALTY KICK GOAL. ==================== ==================== PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY 0, USC AIKEN 1 ==================== Foul on Pfeiffer University. [15:01] Shot by USCA Lewis, Alex WIDE LEFT. [16:34] USCA substitution: Johnson, Durrell for Ayodele, Kazeem. [16:34] USCA substitution: Akyere, Kofi for Adamson, Corey. [21:31] Offside against Pfeiffer University. [23:02] Shot by USCA Ojeyinka, Reuben WIDE. [24:10] PU substitution: Baxter, Jonathan for Tesh, Jerry. Foul on Pfeiffer University. Foul on USC Aiken. Foul on USC Aiken. Foul on USC Aiken. [30:13] Shot by USCA Johnson, Durrell, SAVE Moreno, Alex. [31:21] USCA substitution: Costanzo, Tim for Ojeyinka, Reuben. [31:21] Yellow card on USCA Watson, Troy. [31:21] PU substitution: Rich, Matt for Treadwell, Pat. Foul on Pfeiffer University. [34:05] Shot by USCA Akyere, Kofi WIDE LEFT. Foul on USC Aiken. Foul on USC Aiken. [38:44] PU substitution: Cannon, Jeff for Barbosa, Renato. Foul on Pfeiffer University. [41:58] PU substitution: Mason, Matt for Knight, Kash. Foul on Pfeiffer University. Foul on Pfeiffer University. [44:31] Shot by PU Sanchez, Juan WIDE RIGHT. Play-by-Play Summary (2nd period) Start of 2nd period [45:00]. [45:00] USCA substitution: Watson, Troy for Costanzo, Tim. [45:00] USCA substitution: Akyere, Kofi for Plummer, James. [45:00] PU substitution: Rich, Matt for Tesh, Jerry. [45:00] PU substitution: Baxter, Jonathan for Treadwell, Pat. Foul on Pfeiffer University. [48:21] Shot by USCA Akyere, Kofi HIT POST. Corner kick by USCA Lewis, Alex [49:02]. Corner kick by USCA Lewis, Alex [49:14]. Foul on USC Aiken. [50:19] Offside against USC Aiken. [50:55] Shot by USCA Adamson, Corey, SAVE Moreno, Alex. [53:51] GOAL by PU Denton, Matt. ==================== ==================== PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY 1, USC AIKEN 1 ==================== * Foul on USC Aiken. [56:13] USCA substitution: Gamez, Fernando for Ojeyinka, Reuben. [58:33] Shot by USCA Adamson, Corey HIGH. [59:49] Shot by PU Barbosa, Renato, SAVE Zareian, Milad. [60:39] USCA substitution: Agbassi, Chijioke for Gamez, Fernando. Foul on Pfeiffer University. [63:55] USCA substitution: Ardrey, Connor for Chidsey, James. [45:00] Shot by PU Brindley, Nick, SAVE Zareian, Milad. [45:00] Shot by USCA Chidsey, James, SAVE Moreno, Alex. [64:15] Shot by PU Denton, Matt WIDE LEFT. [65:44] Offside against USC Aiken. Foul on USC Aiken. [68:26] Yellow card on PU Knight, Kash. Foul on Pfeiffer University. [68:39] USCA substitution: Johnson, Durrell for Ayodele, Kazeem. [68:39] USCA substitution: Hailat, Amr for Agbassi, Chijioke. Corner kick by USCA Johnson, Durrell [69:27]. Foul on Pfeiffer University. [71:38] USCA substitution: Chidsey, James for Ardrey, Connor. Corner kick by USCA Johnson, Durrell [72:49]. [74:29] Offside against USC Aiken. [74:57] Shot by PU Brindley, Nick WIDE RIGHT. [75:46] PU substitution: Venable, Chris for Brindley, Nick. [76:51] PU substitution: Cannon, Jeff for Sanchez, Juan. [76:51] USCA substitution: Ojeyinka, Reuben for Johnson, Durrell. [77:28] USCA substitution: Johnson, Durrell for Adamson, Corey. Foul on USC Aiken. [80:05] USCA substitution: Ayodele, Kazeem for Hailat, Amr. Foul on Pfeiffer University. Foul on Pfeiffer University. [82:33] Shot by USCA Watson, Troy BLOCKED. [82:43] Yellow card on PU Sisk, Brad. [83:27] PU substitution: Brindley, Nick for Knight, Kash. Corner kick by PU Rich, Matt [84:07]. [45:00] Shot by PU Brindley, Nick HIGH. [84:44] Shot by USCA Watson, Troy HIGH. [45:00] Shot by PU Denton, Matt WIDE RIGHT. Foul on Pfeiffer University. Foul on USC Aiken. End of period. Play-by-Play Summary (OT period) Start of OT period [95:00]. For USCA: #00 Zareian, Milad, #14 Lesko, John, #23 Akyere, Kofi, #11 Bannon, Ryan, #10 Ayodele, Kazeem, #9 Watson, Troy, #24 Ojeyinka, Reuben, #13 Davis, Zachary, #26 Chidsey, James, #8 Lewis, Alex, #7 Costanzo, Tim. For PU: #10 Brindley, Nick, #4 Knight, Kash, #3 Sisk, Brad, #5 Bartlett, Casey, #11 Barbosa, Renato, #14 Rich, Matt, #6 Venable, Chris, #20 Baxter, Jonathan. Foul on USC Aiken. For PU: #10 Brindley, Nick, #4 Knight, Kash, #3 Sisk, Brad, #5 Bartlett, Casey, #11 Barbosa, Renato, #14 Rich, Matt, #6 Venable, Chris, #20 Baxter, Jonathan, #8 Menacho, Wilver, #18 Denton, Matt, #1 Moreno, Alex. [96:48] GOAL by PU Venable, Chris. ==================== ==================== PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY 2, USC AIKEN 1 ==================== * ==================== ==================== PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY 2, USC AIKEN 1 ====================