Men’s Soccer Wins Crucial Game at Hampden-Sydney

The Emory & Henry men’s soccer team continues to make history despite being behind in ODAC play. On Saturday, the Wasps improved their record to 10-6-1 with a win over Hampden-Sydney College. The win gave them a 2-4-1 in ODAC play, while H-SC is now 1-5-1 in ODAC play.
Junior forward Jordan Couch scored his 21st goal of the season, putting the Wasps on the board at the 10:20 mark. The goal was one of Couch’s five shots, three of which were on goal. The Wasps struck again when junior defender Chandler Copeland scored his first career goal in the 37th minute of play. Before the half, William Jackson put H-SC on the board, shrinking E&H’s lead to 2-1. The goalkeeper’s for both teams had a tremendous night. Although H-SC’s goalkeeper had six saves, it was the Wasps’ goalkeeper, Didier Grillet, that had a more impressive night. Out of the 17 shots that Grillet faced, he was able to save 9 of them. Sophomore forward Tyequis Stallins, senior midfielder Zach Quest, and Grillet all had shots on goal.
H-SC led the Wasps in shots on goal and also kicked one more corner kick than E&H, despite their loss. E&H also earned more fouls, and both teams were penalized for offsides. The Wasps are rewriting the history books as Couch is now tied for the most goals scored at E&H with 27, and Grillet surpassed the program’s record for most wins in a career with 15. As a team, E&H also now has 50 goals in a season, which is a first time record. The win also marked only the fourth time that E&H has beaten H-SC, as well as giving them their 10th win in a season for the second time in program history. This has not been done since 1995, and the Wasps have not clinched a spot in the ODAC tournament since 2001 but is in the perfect position to earn a bid now.
E&H will be back in action traveling to Lynchburg on Wednesday. The Wasps look to continue making history and also to continue a very impressive season.

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