Men’s Soccer Wins Fifth Straight
(from GC SID WG/Wes Gullett)
Greensboro, NC — The Greensboro College Pride Men’s Soccer team took on the William Peace Pacers, in a match held on the new Pride Field. This would be only the second time the men have played on their new turf, and they would not disappoint in their return.
Scoring the first goal of the game (13:38) was Craig Gage, on the assist from Carlos Barragan. It would not take long for Greensboro College to find the back of the net for a second time. In the 25th minute, Carlos Barragan scored on a penalty kick to make the score 2-0, in favor of the Pride.
The two goals in the first half would be all that the Pride would need to collect their fifth consecutive victory. Out of the last five games, the men have only allowed one goal in the 6-1 win over Huntingdon College on October 11th.
When asked about the game, Head Coach Tony Falvino said, “The boys did enough today to get the result, which is always good. Overall, it was a very sloppy game and we need to learn from this to get better. We will have another opportunity to do so, this Saturday, with another conference game at Ferrum.”
The Greensboro College Men’s Soccer team will be back in action at Ferrum College on Saturday, October 17th at 4:00 PM, as they look for their sixth win in a row.
Women’s Soccer Runs Shutout Streak To Five In Win Over William Peace
(from GC SID WG/Wes Gullett)
GREENSBORO, NC – The Greensboro College women’s soccer team remained perfect on the newly constructed Pride field on Wednesday afternoon while also securing their fifth straight shutout. Despite coming out of the gate slow, the Pride women defeated the visiting women of William Peace University by a 2-0 mark.
After a scoreless first half of play, Greensboro was able to quickly find the back of the net to start the second half of play. Amanda Foley was able to collect a pass from Julyana Devonish and beat the Pacers keeper to the bottom right corner of the goal to put the Pride on top 1-0 just 45 seconds into the half.
With the clock ticking into the 87th minute of play, Megan Cole gave Greensboro an insurance goal off an assist from Melanie Raton. The goal by Cole was her fifth goal of the season while Raton tallied her fifth assist.
The Pride then kept William Peace off the board over the final three minutes of play to secure the shutout and 2-0 victory.
“I am really proud of our girls for going 3-0-1 over our four game stretch in seven days,” Head Coach Gus Mota said following the game. “The girls found a way to will it out over this very tough stretch. It has been an “All In” mentality and now our focus shifts to Ferrum on Saturday.”
Greensboro dominated all aspects of the game while securing nine corner kicks and out shooting the Pacers by a 22-3 mark.
Megan Cole led the way for the Pride with four shots on goal while Lauren Greeson, Gabbriele Edinger, Melanie Raton, Amanda Foley, and Keegan Bickel each recorded at least one shot on goal.
Brittany Morrison improved her record in goal for Greensboro to 9-1-1 after stopping the two shots that were sent on the goal frame by the Pacers.
The Pride (9-3-1, 4-2-1 USA South) will return to the pitch on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Ferrum, Virginia to take on the Panthers of Ferrum College in another USA South Athletic Conference showdown. The game is set to get underway at 2:00 PM. For the latest on the Greensboro women’s soccer team, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.