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October 27, 2012

Free Kick Score in 88th Minute Stings Jackets in Final Match

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DEFIANCE, Ohio – In heartbreaking fashion, the DC men's soccer team ended its season on a sour note, as it was defeated by the Hanover College Panthers 1-0 on senior day Saturday, October 27. The game was a true battle, as both teams played well in the match, but the visitors came out on top in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup.

Action got underway with both squads struggling to maintain possession early on. Slowly, as each squad felt out the opponent's defense, the teams started seeing opportunities at the net. Defiance edged out the Panthers 6-to-4 over the first 45 minutes but the score remained square at zero, as neither could convert.

In the second half, play picked up with each side playing more aggressive. Hanover was starting to gain the momentum though, by putting pressure on senior goalie Taylor Smoot who came in for the second period.

The Panthers racked up five attempts at the net in the first 12 minutes alone and continued throughout the period. But the DC defense held tight in the physical match. In total, the two teams combined for 27 fouls (15 for Defiance and 12 for Hanover) and three yellow cards, as play was chippy.

Unfortunately for the Yellow Jackets, their last foul of the game gave the visitors a free kick directly in front of the net and right outside the box. With just under two minutes remaining, the Panthers Vicente Munoz stepped up and chipped a score into the upper right 90 over the wall of DC defenders for the game-winning goal.

Hanover used up the remaining clock and stole away the victory on the day, to finish its season .500 at 7-7-4 (3-4-2 HCAC). With the defeat, DC ended its campaign with a final record of 3-15-1 (3-5-1 HCAC).

It was a devastating blow for Defiance, as the team had given everything it had in the match to try and win the last game for seniors Ryan Owens, Jeff Cowles, Sean Mukhtar and Taylor Smoot. All four were recognized before the game for their four years with the program.

Thursday, Oct. 23: All times Eastern
M:
Final - OT
at Edgewood 2, Wisconsin Lutheran 1
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Final - 2OT
Staten Island 0, at Hunter 0
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Final - 2OT
Salisbury 1, at Christopher Newport 1
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Final
at Washington College 2, Immaculata 0
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M:
Final
at University of the Ozarks 2, Hardin-Simmons 1
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Final
Trinity (Conn.) 2, at Wesleyan 1
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Final
Richard Stockton 4, at Kean 0
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M:
Final
at Yeshiva 4, Sarah Lawrence 2
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M:
Final
at Benedictine 3, Lake Forest 2
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M:
Final
at Texas-Dallas 3, Howard Payne 0
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Final
at Washington U. 4, Principia 0
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Final
Hardin-Simmons 8, at University of the Ozarks 0
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Final
Central 4, at Cornell 0
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6:00 PM
Howard Payne at Texas-Dallas
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Final
St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) 10, at Berkeley College (NY) 1
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Final
Lynchburg 3, at Rowan 0
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Final
at Emmanuel 3, Mass-Boston 1
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Final
Transylvania 2, at Mount St. Joseph 1
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Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Chicago 0
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Friday, Oct. 24: All times Eastern
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2:00 PM
Maine-Presque Isle at Me.-Fort Kent
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2:00 PM
Averett at Covenant
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2:00 PM
Greensboro at Piedmont
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2:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran at Martin Luther
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2:00 PM
North Central (Minn.) at Northland
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2:00 PM
Crown at Minnesota-Morris
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2:00 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Scholastica
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3:00 PM
Fredonia State at Oneonta State
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3:00 PM
Geneseo State at Plattsburgh State
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3:00 PM
Brockport State at Potsdam State
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3:00 PM
Buffalo State at New Paltz State
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3:30 PM
Hendrix at Berry
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3:30 PM
Lancaster Bible at Wells
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4:00 PM
Lynchburg at Randolph-Macon
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4:00 PM
Rhodes at Oglethorpe
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4:00 PM
Lasell at Anna Maria
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5:00 PM
Ferrum at Maryville (Tenn.)
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5:00 PM
Schreiner at Colorado College
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6:00 PM
Roberts Wesleyan at Alfred St.
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6:00 PM
Penn State-Berks at Keuka
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6:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Centenary (La.)
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7:00 PM
Amherst at Mount St. Mary
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7:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson at Waynesburg
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7:00 PM
Concordia (Texas) at Texas-Tyler
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7:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at LeTourneau
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7:00 PM
Austin at Trinity (Texas)
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7:00 PM
University of Dallas at Southwestern
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8:00 PM
Millsaps at Sewanee
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8:30 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Centre
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9:00 PM
Louisiana College at East Texas Baptist
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12:00 PM
York (N.Y.) at Yeshiva
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1:00 PM
Hendrix at Berry
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1:30 PM
Rhodes at Oglethorpe
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1:30 PM
Lancaster Bible at Wells
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3:00 PM
Oneonta State at Fredonia State
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3:00 PM
New Paltz State at Buffalo State
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3:00 PM
Potsdam State at Brockport State
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3:00 PM
Plattsburgh State at Geneseo State
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3:00 PM
William Peace at Mary Baldwin
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4:00 PM
CCNY at Brooklyn
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4:00 PM
Penn State-Berks at Keuka
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4:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran at Martin Luther
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4:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Rockford
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4:00 PM
Crown at Minnesota-Morris
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4:15 PM
North Central (Minn.) at Northland
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4:15 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Scholastica
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4:30 PM
Patrick Henry at Trinity (D.C.)
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4:30 PM
Averett at Covenant
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4:30 PM
Greensboro at Piedmont
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5:00 PM
Roanoke at Shenandoah
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5:00 PM
Emerson at Coast Guard
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5:00 PM
Mary Hardin-Baylor at LeTourneau
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5:00 PM
Concordia (Texas) at Texas-Tyler
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5:00 PM
Bethesda University at UC Santa Cruz
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6:00 PM
Birmingham-Southern at Centre
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6:00 PM
Penn College at Gallaudet
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6:00 PM
Millsaps at Sewanee
Video
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7:00 PM
Ferrum at Maryville (Tenn.)
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7:00 PM
Alvernia at Stevenson
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8:00 PM
Texas Lutheran at Centenary (La.)
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9:00 PM
Austin at Trinity (Texas)
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9:00 PM
University of Dallas at Southwestern
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Thursday, Oct. 23: All times Eastern
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Final - 2OT
Salisbury 1, at Christopher Newport 1
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Thursday, Oct. 23: All times Eastern
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Final
Hardin-Simmons 8, at University of the Ozarks 0
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6:00 PM
Howard Payne at Texas-Dallas
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Final
Lynchburg 3, at Rowan 0
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Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 3, Chicago 0
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