High Point Escapes With Late Win Over Men's Soccer

Sept. 10, 2016

Final Stats

BALTIMORE - High Point University converted a penalty kick in the 84th minute and added an insurance goal in the 89th minute to escape Ridley Athletic Complex with a 3-1 win over the Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer team Saturday night.

In the 25th minute, High Point’s Chris Ramsell dribbled into the box and split a pair of Greyhound defenders before slipping a low shot past Loyola goalkeeper Matt Sanchez to take a 1-0 advantage in the game.

The Greyhounds found their equalizer in the 64th minute when freshman Barry Sharifi settled a cross from classmate Nico Brown before firing his first career goal into the back of the net.

In the 84th minute though, the Greyhounds were called for a foul just inside the top of the box and Ramsell converted the penalty kick to regain the lead for the Panthers.

High Point then secured the victory with an insurance goal from Bana Ganidekam in the 89th minute.

For the game, the two teams were equal in shots (11-11) and corner kicks (8-8). In goal, Sanchez finished with three saves for Loyola (1-4-0), while Keegan Meyer had three saves to help High Point (3-0-1) remain unbeaten this season.

The Greyhounds will embark on a three-game road swing over the next two weeks. They’ll start by traveling to UConn for a 7 p.m. match on Saturday.