Quincy captures GLVC championship
Roberts tallies goal to lift Hawks to first conference title
KANSAS CITY, Mo.- It took about 16 extra minutes, but the 2011 GLVC champion was crowned when Jordan Roberts scored in the 106th minute to lift Quincy to a 2-1 victory against Drury and the conference title.
Drury (13-8) struck first in its second championship match in three years, with Taylor Stacey scoring his third goal of the season to put the Panthers up 1-0 at the 14:08 mark. Stacey scored on a header from about five yards out off of a Jack Mathis corner kick.
|Other Conference Championship Games|
|Conference Carolinas||Coker 1, Lees-McRae 0|
|Gulf South||Christian Brothers 0, West Florida 0 (Christian Brothers advances on penalty kicks)|
|South Atlantic||Anderson 1, Lenoir-Rhyne 0 (OT)|
|• Conference Championship Central|
Quincy (12-5-3) got off eight shots in the first half to Drury's five. The Panthers took five corner kicks in the half, including the one off which the goal was scored. QU took two corner kicks in the first 45 minutes.
The Hawks tallied the equalizer in the 70th minute. Ethan Venvertloh scored the goal, his seventh of the year. Venvertloh scored on a header on an assist from GLVC Offensive Player of the Year Grant Ellison to tie the match 1-1.
Drury fired off 12 shots in the second half, with the Hawks taking nine shots in the half.
The match remained a draw through the first 10 minutes of overtime, with both teams taking four shots in the extra period.
The Hawks tallied the winning goal, and their first GLVC title in four championship matches, with Roberts' goal at the 105:52 mark. Roberts scored his seventh goal of the year on an eight-yard shot inside the bottom right of the frame on an assist from Michael Andres.
In all, Drury took 25 shots to Quincy's 22 in the match. The Panthers put seven of their shots on goal, while the Hawks had six shots on goal. Quincy keeper D.J. Lampert made six saves in net, while the Panthers' Stephen Conner made four saves in the match.