GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman Victor Jimenez recorded a hat trick as Guilford College defeated visiting Emory & Henry College, 4-0, in an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men’s soccer match on Tuesday night.
The Quakers (5-6, 1-4) picked up its first conference win. The Wasps dropped to 5-8 and 1-5 in ODAC play.
The match was scoreless until Jimenez tallied off a pass from Noah Hedrick at the 42:10 mark. His left-footed shot from 10 yards out put the home club ahead 1-0.
Just 30 seconds later, A,J. Hawkins played a low cross from the right side, which Jimenez tapped in. The score remained 2-0 at the break.
Giovanni Santibanez, also a freshman, scored in the 66th minute for Guilford. Louis Gozan earned the assist after Santibanez finished to the near post.
Jimenez got the hat trick (Guilford’s first three-goal individual effort since Matt Polling against Shenandoah on Sept. 29, 2012) at the 84:04 mark. Jimenez headed-in a corner kick from Connor Haberman to close the match scoring.
Guilford led in shots (12-8) and corner kicks (6-3).
Zach Van Kampen (5-5) made four saves an earned the shutout for the Quakers. Cole Irvin (3-6) collected one save an suffered the defeat for EHC.
The Quakers host Randolph-Macon on Saturday (10/13) at 1 p.m.