Greensboro College Athletics Saturday Update:Time to confess and here’s Wes(Gullett) with Football, Soccer, Wrestling and Swimming

Posted by Press Release on November 7, 2015 at 10:56 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

from Wes Gullett, Greensboro College Sport Information Director and also known in some circles as Gus Willett, but whatever you can him, Wes is “The SID at GC”……

Football Wins On Senior Day Over Methodist

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro College eked out a 26-22 Senior Day football victory Saturday at Jamieson Stadium against Methodist University in the Pride’s final home game of the season.

The Pride (3-6) found the end zone first when running back Kenneth Purvis ran 76 yards down the left sideline. The unsuccessful PAT left the Pride on top 6-0.

Later in the second quarter, Mac Graham connected with Raymond Bridges in the back left corner of the end zone for a 32-yard touchdown pass. Kicker Ryan Campbell’s PAT made the score 13-0.

On the next drive, Methodist University (3-6) answered with a 1-yard touchdown run to pull within 13-7 with 9:28 remaining in the first half.

But the Pride answered with a 60-yard drive capped by a 33-yard touchdown pass from Graham to receiver Armani Williams, who scored with a defender on his hip. A failed two-point conversion attempt left the Pride on top 19-7. A Methodist field goal made it 19-10 with just more than four minutes remaining in the half.

After a long kickoff return, Purvis found the end zone again for the Pride to extend the lead to 26-10. A turnover deep in Pride territory gave Methodist a 28-yard field goal as the half expired to make it 26-13.

Methodist struck first in the second half on a 13-yard touchdown pass to pull within 26-20.

In the fourth quarter, deep in Greensboro territory, Graham dropped back into the end zone to pass but was sacked for a safety to make the score 26-22.

With limited time remaining and Methodist threatening, the Pride defense came up huge with a fumble recovery and an interception on back-to-back Methodist drives to preserve the win.

The Pride will play its final game of the season at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Maryville University. For more information on Greensboro College athletics, continue to follow greensborocollegesports.com

Men’s Soccer Falls In USA South Championship Game

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College men’s soccer team fell 2-1 Saturday to the Monarchs of Methodist University in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament Championship.

Methodist held a 2-0 lead until the 85th minute of play, when Craig Gage scored off an assist from Shaun Watt.

Over the final five minutes, Greensboro had some opportunities to find the equalizer but could not convert.

“I am proud of the boys and the season they put together,” Head Coach Tony Falvino said. “They showed tremendous character and growth as individuals and as a team. I would like to thank all of the seniors for their time here at Greensboro College.

“We played with a lot of spirit and tried to play our style of soccer all year. Unfortunately, we fell a little short today as Methodist was able to capitalize on their chances and we didn’t.”

Robbie Barnes, Shaun Watt, and Craig Gage each recorded one shot. Despite making four saves, Jaime Payamps took the loss in goal.

Following the contest, Liam Buckley, Carlos Barragan, Scott Fatyol, and Watt were named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Pride men close their season with an overall record of 14-5-1. For the latest on the Greensboro College men’s soccer team, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Wrestling Team Competes At Pembroke Classic

PEMBROKE, N.C. -The Greensboro College wrestling team returned to the mat Saturday at the 35th Annual Pembroke Classic hosted by the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

In the 165-lb bracket, Drew Chappell recorded a win by decision in his first match of the day before recording a pin against Eric Fiorino of Coker College. Chappell then dropped his next two matches to end his run.

Jonathan Bennett (141-lb) and Thomas Propst (285-lb) also picked up wins on the day.

The Pride wrestling team will host their first ever home match Thursday at 7 p.m. against Davidson College. The match will take place in the Royce Reynolds Student Life Center Gym. For the latest on the Pride wrestling team, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Swimming Splits A Pair Saturday

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College women’s swimming team hosted their first home meet of the season Saturday.

The Pride defeated Guilford College 130-51, but fell to Bridgewater College 184-63.

Erin Gard was the lone Pride swimmer to win multiple events individually. She recorded wins in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 400-yard Individual Medley.

Regina Robertson picked up a pair of second place finishes in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle.

The Pride 200-yard medley team of Jurnee Dutremble, Madison Peregoy, Gard, and Robertson also finished in second place.

“I am very proud of the way we swam today,” Head Coach Katie McNerney said. “We are broken down and tired, but our heart shined through.

The Pride swimming team will return to action Oct. 21st at Kings College. For more information on the Pride swim team, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.


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