GREENSBORO, N.C. – Keith Ricks’ second goal of the game came with 32.7 seconds left in regulation and lifted visiting Ferrum College past Guilford College, 2-1, in nonconference soccer action Wednesday night.
Ricks, who tied the game in the 50th minute, finished a two-on-one breakaway with teammate Wain Yongkuma in the final minute. The goal came moments after substitute goalie Derek Thomas turned away a hard shot by Guilford’s Jason Aguilar from 18 yards out.
The Quakers (0-3) maintained the pressure, but Ferrum (3-0) cleared the ball to midfield where Yongkuma and Ricks sped downfield for the game-winner.
Guilford tallied the game’s first goal in the 24th minute when Aguilar blasted a rebound off an Omar Solis shot saved by Ferrum starter Marco Rivera. The goal spotted Guilford a 1-0 halftime lead.
Ferrum equalized in the 50th minute when it played a free kick near midfield into Quakers’ goal area. The ball deflected off the back of a Guilford defender onto Ricks’ foot and the senior booted it past goalkeeper Zach Van Kampen.
Van Kampen had seven saves and dropped to 0-3. Thomas played the final 15:24 for Ferrum and earned the win. Rivera had three of the Panthers’ four saves.
Ferrum led in shots, 17-9, and Guilford had a 7-5 edge in corner kicks.
The Quakers host cross-town rival Greensboro College on Sunday. Game time is 2:00 p.m.