With a 3-0 non-conference victory over the Huntingdon College Hawks at Library Field on Tuesday, Spring Hill College men's soccer tied the 2003 Badger team for most wins in a single season with eight wins. The 2003 squad also recorded eight wins during an 8-12 campaign.
Senior forward Gable Fortune of St. Louis, Mo., broke the Badgers onto the scoreboard first with a goal in the 22nd minute that came off an assist by sophomore forward Patrick Culotta from New Orleans, La.
In the 68th minute, Culotta lifted a beautifully placed corner kick into sophomore forward Tyler Hartage of Tampa, Fla., who headed the ball past Hawks' goalkeeper Jordan Osborne to make it a 2-0 game.
Fortune would ice the match in the 77th minute when he beat Osborne one-on-one in a breakaway opportunity that was started off an interception and lead pass from freshman midfielder Salvador Sanchis of Miami, Fla.
SHC outshot Huntingdon 27 to 5 in the contest with 12 Badger shots being on-goal and just one shot being on-goal for the Hawks.
Freshman keeper Patrick Danner of Tampa, Fla., picked up a shutout win in his first collegiate start and made one save. Osborne made six saves for HC.
Spring Hill accepted three corner kicks while Huntingdon took just one opportunity from the corner. Fouls were relatively even as SHC committed 10 and the Hawks made nine, but two Hawks received yellow cards in the 31st and 53rd minutes of play.
With the loss, the Hawks fell to 0-8-2 on the season.
Spring Hill (8-3, 3-2 SSAC) will attempt to set a new high water mark for the program when they host Brewton-Parker College (4-4-1, 1-3) in a conference match at 4 p.m. Friday on Library Field.