Scots move to fourth-best start behind 2-1 win over Ferrum

Scots move to fourth-best start behind 2-1 win over Ferrum

Maryville College used a pair of late goals on Saturday evening to keep their record unblemished, as the Scots defeated Ferrum College, 2-1.

MC moves their record to 5-0, as it ranks tied for the fourth-best start in school history.

The Scots used goals from Johnny Rakhmonberdiev and Cody VanKerschaever to secure the win, as Maryville outshot Ferrum, 25-10 on the afternoon. The Orange and Garnet had 11 shots on goal to just four for the Panthers.

After a scoreless first half, Maryville College would strike with just 15:48 left in the match. The Scots weren't able to get past Panther keeper Derek Thomas, until Rakhmonberdiev went one-on-one. Milan Card dished the pass forward, as Rakhmonberdiev used a left footer to squeeze it past Thomas and into the lower left of the net. The Scots led 1-0 just into the 77th minute.

Ferrum College would strike back just 2:08 later. Roberto Cardoso sent a pass from wide left into the box deep. Keith Ricks collected the pass on the right side, using his right foot to center the net for a 1-1 match in the 79th minute.

In the 86th minute – with just 4:22 remaining in the match – Maryville again took the lead. Randy Reichenberger flipped a pass to the top of the box, as VanKerschaever switched feet from right to left and back. His defender fell off, as he used his planted the ball in the lower left of the net without a save attempt from Ferrum for the 2-0 win.

For Maryville (5-0), it was Rakhmonberdiev who tallied nine shots with a trio on goal. He scored his goal along with VanKerschaever who had four shots and two on goal.

Reichenberger had a trio of shots – all on goal – while collecting an assist on the game winner. Card also added an assist.

Ryan Jorgensen moved to 5-0 in net, recording three saves in 90 minutes of action.

Ferrum (4-2) saw Ricks record a trio of shots – the only Panther with multiple. He recorded the goal, while Cardoso added the assist.

The Scots will continue their road trip tomorrow, as they travel to Averett University. First touch for Sunday's match is set for 4 p.m.