Saturday, October 29, 2011
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - In its final game of the season, the Westminster College men's soccer team lost in double overtime against visiting Grove City, 3-2, Saturday night at Harold Burry Stadium. The Titans finish the season with a 4-14 record and a 2-6 mark in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). Grove City improves to 12-4-1 overall and 6-1-1 in the league.
Senior forward Coty Hainsey (New Paris, Pa./Chestnut Ridge) sent the game to overtime for Westminster on a goal with just 25 seconds left in regulation.
Senior midfielder Jake Huey (Butler, Pa./Butler) scored the other goal that tied the game at 1-1 just 70 seconds into the first half.
Huey finishes the season as the team's leading goal-scorer with six and Hainsey finished the year with four tallies.
Grove City won the game when Andrew Quinn beat Westminster sophomore goalkeeper Joe Bonish (Newport News, Va./Woodside) on penalty kick with just over two minutes left in the double overtime.
The other Grove City goal-scorers were Adam Brewer in the 38th minute that gave the Wolverines a 1-0 lead and Eric Fitchwell in the 82nd minute that put Grove City ahead 2-1.
Grove City outshot Westminster 20-16.
Bonish made eight saves and Grove City goalkeeper Caleb Koch gloved three saves.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.