*****All Reports Courtesy of Greensboro College Sports Information Director Wes Gullett*****
Sendek’s Late Goal Lifts Pride Men Past Quakers in Home Opener
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College’s men’s soccer team (4-3, 2-0 USA South) needed a late goal from Sisay Sendek Saturday to beat the Guilford College Quakers (5-4), 1-0.
The Pride created a few chances in the first half but could not capitalize. They went into the break with an 8-2 shot lead.
In the second half, Greensboro picked up its pressure and got closer to getting a goal to break the deadlock.
It took until the 81st minute for Sisay Sendek to get the Pride on the board. A cross from Warren Washington on the right side was flicked on by Miguel Parra, and then headed home by Sendek to give the Pride the victory.
Jaime Payamps picked up the shutout, while making three saves. Carlos Barragan led the team with six shots.
“It’s finally good to be playing home games, and pick up our first clean sheet and a home win,” said Head Coach Tony Falvino, “I think it’s essential for us to build off of the positives that we saw today; however, I think that we did not play to our standard. We are looking forward to Ferrum so we can get back to the level we should be playing at.”
The Pride will be back in action, at home, at 4 p.m. Tuesday against USA South opponent Ferrum. For more information on Greensboro College men’s soccer, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.
Galdamez’s Hat-Trick Helps Lead Pride Past Mary Baldwin
STAUNTON, Va. – Lory Galdamez recorded her first career hat-trick as the Greensboro College women’s soccer team torched Mary Baldwin University Saturday, 14-0.
Samara Alba scored twice to give the Pride (5-2, 1-2 USA South) a two goal lead just ten minutes into the contest.
Five minutes later, Lauren Greeson scored her first of two goals on the day to extend the margin to three goals.
Galdamez then scored three times, while Mercedes Fisher, Devin D’Agostin, and Gabbriele Edinger scored once to give the Pride a nine-goal halftime lead.
Samantha Lopez, Anna Rae Porcelli, Carleigh Roach, Hannah Stiles, and Greeson each found the net in the second half to secure the 14-goal victory.
“Today was a total team effort as everyone contributed,” Head Coach Gus Mota said. “We are looking forward to our game against Ferrum tomorrow.”
Porcelli, Alexa Rehling, Lopez, Alba, and D’Agostin each had one assists. Brittany Morrison picked up the victory in goal after playing the opening half, while Taylor Horner appeared in goal for the final 45 minutes.
The Pride women will return to action at 1 p.m. Sunday when they continue their USA South Athletic Conference road swing at Ferrum College. For more information on Greensboro College women’s soccer, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.
Women’s Golf Sits Fifth Following First Round At Bridgewater Invitational
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Allison Killette fired a team-best seven-over par as the Greensboro College women’s golf team sits fifth following the first day of the 2016 Bridgewater Fall Invitational
The event is being held at the par-72 Lakeview Golf Club.
Sofia Sedergren is seven strokes behind her Pride teammate, while Rachel Lea is in a 30th place tie at 19-over par.
Mackenzie Flanagan and Cameron Patrick are also competing for Greensboro.
“I was really pleased with Allison’s round today,” Head Coach Dirk Fennie said. “It was definitely a milestone round for her, which could catapult her to another level for the rest of her collegiate career.
“I think Mackenzie, Sofia, and Cameron are eager to improve on their play in the final round and reach our goal of a top three finish.”
The Pride will once again return to the Lakeview Golf Club tomorrow for the final 18-holes of play. For more information on Greensboro College women’s golf, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.
Volleyball Falls To Covenant, But Rebounds Against Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Greensboro College volleyball team split a pair of USA South Athletic Conference matches for the second consecutive day Saturday.
The Pride (9-6, 2-2 USA South) fell to Covenant College, 3-1, before topping the Spirits of Salem College, 3-1.
Against Covenant, Greensboro fell by scores of 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, and 25-19.
Emily Horn recorded a team-high 11 kills, while Shayla Moss tallied eight kills. Brandy Johnson contributed seven kills. Darrian Bolt passed for a team-high 20 assists, while Katie Clark had 13 assists.
Tori Belcher paced the Pride defense with 27 digs. Moss, Horn, and Johnson combined for eight blocks.
After dropping their opening match, the Pride responded to defeat the host Spirits by scores of 28-26, 23-25, 25-18, and 25-22.
Horn once again led the Pride with 12 kills, while Evan Sherer tallied 10 kills.
Moss and Johnson each recorded five blocks, while Samantha Kirschner added four blocks of her own.
“This weekend was a good test for us and has shown we are prepared to play with anyone in the conference,” Head Coach Kaci Pike said. “We will learn some lessons and turn them into positive changes before next weekend.
The Pride volleyball team will return to action at 7 p.m. Wednesday when they host the Quakers of Guilford College. For more information on Greensboro College volleyball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.