GC Men’s Soccer Beats Southern Virginia 2-0 on Senior Day

The Pride men’s soccer team walked away with a 2-0 Senior Day victory against Southern Virginia on Saturday afternoon. Greensboro honored three players – Patrick Hayes, Rafael Pencanha and Woody Wilder – who played in the final regular season home game of their careers.

The first half started slowly with no one able to grab control of the game. It was not until the 41:27 point when first blood was drawn by the Pride, with a through ball from the left side scored by Craig Gage. Sean Courtney was credited with the assist.

The first half saw Greensboro dominate in shot attempts with nine, while the Knights had four.

Despite a physical second half, The Pride were able to put points on the board again with just over 17 minutes remaining in the game. Sean Courtney converted an unassisted shot from the top of the box.

Courtney finished the game with one assist and one goal. Hayes and Gage added three total shots as Greensboro held a slight 12-10 advantage in total shots for the game.

Wilder earned the win in goal in his home finale with a solid first half. Manbi Nyepon entered in the second half to finish the game out. The two combined for three saves – with Wilder recording one and Nypeon stopping two.

With the win, The Pride improve to 10-3-3 overall. Greensboro is next in action on Wednesday October 24th for a key USA South contest at Averett. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.