Huntingdon men's soccer knocks off Maryville for first time since 1999
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Stacy Terry scored with a little more than a minute to play in double overtime on Sunday to help Huntingdon defeat Maryville for the first time since 1999. The 2-1 victory snapped a 29-game losing streak to the Scots.
"This was a great game and a great win for our guys," first-year Huntingdon coach Timmy McCormack said. "Maryville has such a strong program and strong tradition. They won the Great South Athletic Conference title seven times in 12 years, including the final five years we were in the GSAC.
"Today, we dodged bullet after bullet and we stuck together. We just kept battling as a team and we came away with a great win."
McCormack also praised the play of keeper Matt Russell. Russell recorded 12 saves and allowed one goal in almost 109 minutes.
"Matt played the best game of his Huntingdon career today," McCormack said. "They outshot us 25-5 and they took 13 shots on goal. He made several point-blank saves and just played an unbelievable game."
Huntingdon (4-5-1) took a 1-0 lead in the first 15 minutes of the second half when Rhett Williams scored from about 35 yards out. Maryville (3-5-1) tied the game in the 79th minute. In the second overtime, Russell made two saves before Terry scored to end the game with 71 seconds left.
"This was a huge step forward for us, but at the same time, it was just a step," McCormack said. "We've got to keep working and build off of this win."
The Hawks return to action on Oct. 7, hosting Ferrum at noon.