College Men’s Soccer Final – Eastern Mennonite 3, Guilford 2

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Kevin Chico and Mitchell Leap scored less than four minutes apart in the second half to lift visiting Eastern Mennonite University to a 3-2 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) soccer win at Guilford College Friday night.

After the Royals (7-6-1, 5-1 ODAC) broke a 1-1 draw on the back-to-back goals, Guilford’s Ronnie Castellanos made it a 3-2 game in the 85th minute with his fourth goal of the season. Eastern Mennonite preserved the win by not allowing a shot on goal in the final five minutes.

Guilford (5-5-2, 2-3 ODAC) finished with a 24-14 edge in shots, but Eastern Mennonite goalie Patrick Fox made a season-high 10 saves.

The Royals took an early 1-0 lead on a Philip Yoder goal in the sixth minute off a corner kick. The Quakers Freddy Gomez knotted the score at one in the 13th minute with his team-leading eighth goal of the season.

Guilford hosts league-rival Roanoke College Wednesday (10/12) at 7:00 p.m.

Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2011 Guilford College Soccer
Eastern Mennonite vs Guilford (Oct 07, 2011 at Greensboro, NC)

Eastern Mennonite (7-6-1, 5-1 ODAC) vs. Guilford (5-5-2, 2-3 ODAC)
Date: Oct 07, 2011
Attendance: 157
Weather: 70, clear

 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Eastern Mennonite...  1  2 -  3
 Guilford............  1  1 -  2
  1.   5:43 EMU Philip Yoder Corner kick -  second hit off the corner kick
  2.  12:15 GC Freddy Gomez (unassisted) -  beat three defenders and scored from the six
  3.  72:59 EMU Kevin Chico (unassisted) -  beat defenders and went one-on-one with Truitt
  4.  76:57 EMU Mitchell Leap (unassisted) -  breakaway shot at the 18
  5.  84:18 GC Ronnie Castellanos (Freddy Gomez;Greg Carnovale) -  one touch off the cross

Shots: Eastern Mennonite 14, Guilford 24
Saves: Eastern Mennonite 10 (Patrick Fox 10), Guilford 4 (Peter Truitt 4)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference match