GC Pride Men’s Soccer Suffer 2-1 Defeat To Open Conference Play

LOOKOUT MTN., GA — The Greensboro College Pride men’s soccer team opened USA South Conference play on the road on Friday afternoon against to Scots of Covenant College. Despite a late surge to force the game into overtime, the Pride fell in the contest 2-1.

In the first half of play, neither team was able to gain the advantage playing to a scoreless draw heading into the intermission period.

After the halftime break, Covenant struck first 12 minutes into the second frame to take a 1-0 lead on a goal by Hudson Brock.

Once the Scots took the 1-0, the Pride applied strong pressure to the Covenant back line but was not able to find the equalizer until the 89th minute of play. Shaun Watt was able to pull the ball out of a nest of players, finding the back of the net to send the game into the overtime periods.

The two teams went back and forth in the first ten minute period, until the Scots found the game winning goal with 6:20 to play in the second overtime.

“It’s always disappointing to lose in overtime,” Pride Director of Soccer John Trice said. “Regeneration is key at this point as we look to bounce back on Sunday.”

Greensboro College held a slight 14-13 advantage in shot count with Watt leading the way with three. George Dimopoulos, Craig Gage, and Scott Fatyol each contributed two shots on the day as well.

Pride goalkeeper Logan Rohde took the loss in the net for the Pride despite stopping five Covenant shots.

With the loss, the Pride men fall to 2-4 overall on the season while falling to 0-1 in USA South Athletic Conference play. The Pride men’s soccer team will make their first home appearance of the season on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM. Greensboro College will welcome USA South conference rival Methodist University to town. Come on out to Pride field and cheer on your Pride to victory.