November 1, 2011

Marlins' tourney run ends in double overtime at Randolph

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Corey Sindle (Gloucester, Va./Gloucester) headed the ball into the goal in the 103rd minute Tuesday to lift Randolph College to a 2-1 double overtime victory over Virginia Wesleyan College.

It was the second one-goal double OT loss to the host WildCats (15-5), who advance to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship game on Saturday, Nov. 5.  The win was the fifth in a row for Randolph, while the loss snapped VWC's season-ending winning streak at three in a row, including a 2-0 decision over No. 1 seeded Roanoke College.  Randolph is seeded No. 4.  VWC, seeded No. 8, ends its season with a 7-11-1 record.

Virginia Wesleyan scored first in the contest when senior Josh Christian (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge) scored in the 22nd minute.  He was assisted by Brandon St. Amour (Stafford, Va./Mountain View) and Brian Cornell (Front Royal, Va./Warren County).

The Marlins held the 'Cats out of the goal until the 86th minute when Jacob Luscek (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) tied the game for the host team.

Virginia Wesleyan finished the game with a 16-12 advantage in shots, while Randolph posted a 13-7 advantage in corner kicks.

Ryan Zmuda (Virginia Beach/Princess Anne) recorded three saves for the Marlins.  Carter Smith (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley) produced seven saves for Randolph.

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