Late PK Gives Captains Victory Over Hornets

For immediate release – 9/19/2012 - #059
Late PK Gives Captains Victory Over Hornets

LYNCHBURG, VA – Christopher Newport University midfielder Jalon Brown converted a penalty kick in the 87th minute to give the Captains a victory over the Lynchburg College men's soccer team Wednesday night.

Both teams had a slew of chances in the first half, with Brown firing a shot over the crossbar five minutes into the game.  Lynchburg forward Luke Moore would get the next best chance, picking up the ball in the box.  He fired a shot wide from a tough angle.

Brown had the next two opportunities, firing shots wide on both sides of net.  CNU continued to push the issue, and Captain midfielder Danny Franklin would have had the first tally of the night had it not been for a diving save by Michael Releford.  Releford nullified the next attack, coming out of the goal and grabbing a ball in the air.

Christopher Newport would not be denied.  Substitute Hunter Hartnett earned a foul at 40:55 just outside the box.  Sean Moriarty fired a shot into the top left corner for the first goal of the game.  Lynchburg almost responded with its first, with Frankie Winski ripping a shot that Captain defender Alec Faulkner blocked.

The second half provided fireworks as well, with the Hornets getting on the scoreboard  Michael Venegas played a ball off his chest right at midfield.  He turned and hit Moore streaking down the right side of the field, who then beat Sean Killion for his second goal of the year.

LC continued to create openings, with Tajee Harley sent a shot over the crossbar in the 57th minute, which was soon followed Moore just missing the net.

Releford continued to save the day later on in the half, making two key saves around the 65 minute mark.

However, it would be to no avail.  Christopher Newport midfielder Denny Arinello was awarded a foul in the box, giving the Captains a penalty kick.  Brown sent it to the lower left side of the net for the winner.

The Captains (4-1-2) outshot the Hornets 16-11 in the game, and earned one more corner kick.

Lynchburg (1-5-1) will take on stay at home for Parents and Family Weekend.  LC takes on Shenandoah University in the first Old Dominion Athletic Conference matchup between the two institutions.  First kick is set for 7 p.m.