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Sepuya scores game winner in the 89th minute

September 5, 2005 - USL First Division (USL-1) - Virginia Beach Mariners News Release

Virginia Beach, Virginia - The Virginia Beach Mariners recorded their second win in a row Friday night with a 1-0 last minute victory over the visiting Charleston Battery. The season's largest crowd of 2,054 watched in jubilation as the home team pulled out an 89th minute win that eliminated the Battery from playoff contention. Forward Eugene Sepuya, who entered the match just 13 minutes before the final whistle, settled a John Barry Nusum pass in the Charleston box. Battery keeper Chris Doyle came out to cut off the angle and Sepuya sent a hard shot low just inside the left post. Playing in their last game of the season and desperately needing the win, Charleston never let up on the attack. The Mariners' defense, led by backup keeper Bayard Elfvin, held off the Battery time and again. Elfvin, in his first start of the season, had stopped two breakaways before halftime and earned his first shutout. Charleston outshot the Mariners 12-10. The Mariners will close out 2005 at Rochester on Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. The match will be webcast live at

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