Kenny Hogg Delivers Four Scores as Fish Come Away with Win Over Grace College
December 1, 2011
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
KISSIMMEE, Fla.- After a disappointing 1-0 loss in their opening match of the NCCAA National Tournament on Wednesday afternoon, the Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s soccer team evened up their tournament record at 1-1 with a 5-3 win over No. 6-seed Grace College on Thursday back at Austin Tindall Park. Sophomore striker Kenny Hogg put forth a dominating showing with four goals on the day.
The Sailfish (13-7) would start slow for the second consecutive match as they allowed GC’s Devin Kemmemer to score the opening score just shy of the 10th minute.
Hogg would find an answer however with a strong cross that resulted in a tie score just a minute and a half after Grace’s match-opening score.
The Lancers (10-8-4) would respond around ten minutes later although not in a traditional sense. An own goal off a PBA defender would provide Grace with a 2-1 lead before the 20 minute mark of the first-half.
After a quiet next 20 minutes, the following five minute stretch would belong to Mr. Hogg.
His second score of the game knotted the score at 2-2 in the 39th minute on an assist from fellow Scottish countryman, Kevin Ireland only to see another assist from Ireland just 59 seconds later give the Fish a 3-2 lead.
With time winding down in the first-half, Hogg made it a four-goal half when he deposited a penalty kick opportunity into the back of the net for a 4-2 PBA lead.
As things would begin to become more physical in the second-half the scoring opportunities for both teams would subside with the only score coming for each team in the second-half.
The Lancers would draw within one goal at 4-3 in the 68th minute when Shane Barthuly netted his first score of the game as the two teams entered the final stage of the contest.
A late penalty kick from PBA’s Chris Karafilov capped the scoring for the day as the sophomore registered the penalty kick score in the 85th minute following a second yellow card and subsequent red card issued to Grace’s Trent Smit.
Palm Beach Atlantic outshot Grace by a final tally of 19-16 while Grace was whistled for 18 fouls compared to that of nine on the Sailfish side.
PBA goalkeeper Jonathan Strunk earned the win in goal for PBA while splitting the duties with sophomore Steven Bush.
PBA will close out their 2011 campaign with a Saturday, December 3rd matchup with a 10 am scheduled contest as the Fish compete for fifth place.