ELSAH, Ill.--The Panthers traveled to Principia and brought home a 1-1 tie after two overtime periods. The tie puts Greenville in fourth place in the SLIAC regular season standings and qualifies them for the Conference tournament.
Greenville had possession for most of the first half, outshooting Principia 8 to 4. Spencer Pulliam put GC on the scoreboard in the 35th minute when a corner kick was deflected and he rebounded it into the back of the net. The goal proved to be the only one of the first half and GC headed into halftime up 1-0.
In the second half, Principia answered with a goal of their own by Nate Waters in the 76th minute. This brought the game to a 1-1 tie, where it stayed through the rest of regulation as well as two ten minute overtime periods.
"We got the point we needed to get into the conference tournament, but we sure do like to make things interesting," Head Coach Chris Swift explained after the match. "The performance wasn't as good as Tuesday, but we created the chances we needed and hit the bar three times. I am confident in our ability to create the chances we need to win that game and make it to the conference championship match."
GC outshot Principa 20 to 18 in the match. Panther 'keeper, Thomas Crown, made 8 saves in the match.
The tie brings Greenville to a record of 6-9-4 (5-3-1 SLIAC). Their SLIAC record puts them in fourth place overall, which means they qualify for the SLIAC Tournament. The men will travel to Westminster to play in the semi-finals on Wednesday, November 6.