FLORENCE, SC – Ninth-ranked Young Harris College used an early goal in the ninth minute to deliver a 1-0 victory over Francis Marion University, Saturday night (Nov. 9) in Peach Belt Conference men's soccer action.
Francis Marion finished its regular season – the first under head coach Luis Rincon – with a 12-4-1 overall mark and 4-3-0 PBC record. The Patriots will be the fourth seed in this week's PBC Tournament and will host fifth-seeded University of North Georgia on Tuesday for a quarterfinal match at a time yet to be determined.
FMU was even in shots with the Mountain Lions at six shots per squad. The Patriots' only put one shot on goal, that coming off the foot of sophomore forward Sidney Warden in the 63rd minute. Sophomore midfielder Jafet Santiago led the squad with two attempts. The Patriots trailed the Mountain Lions only 3-2 in corner kicks.
Young Harris (12-3-0, 6-1-0) put half of their shots on goal with two from the junior defender Dani Fischer and the third from the goal scorer Sondre Olsen. Olsen's score, off an assist from Christian Klrchhoff, came at the 8:22 mark.
FMU junior goalkeeper Maximiliano Rocco compiled two saves, while Mountain Lion keeper Alex Iglesias had only the one stop.
#9 Young Harris College (12-3-0, 6-1-0) def. Francis Marion Univ. (12-4-1, 4-3-0) 1-0
Date: 11/09/19 Attendance: 53
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Young Harris College 1 0 - 1
Francis Marion Univ. 0 0 - 0
1. 8:22 YHC Sondre Olsen (12) (Christian Kirchhoff)
Shots: Young Harris 6, Francis Marion 6 ; Saves: Young Harris 1 (Alex Iglesias 1), Francis Marion 2 (Maximiliano Rocco 2)