Peraza’s Second Half Hat Tick Helps Lead Greensboro College Pride Men’s Soccer Past Guilford

Peraza’s Second Half Hat Tick Helps Lead Pride Men Past Guilford
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College SID

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Gerardo Peraza recorded a hat trick Sunday as the Greensboro College men’s soccer team defeated Guilford College Sunday, 5-0.

The two teams played to a scoreless draw through the first 45 minutes before Carlos Barragan gave Greensboro a 1-0 lead just three minutes into the second half off an assist from Jordy Briceno.

Following Barragan’s goal, the Pride continued applying pressure to the Quakers back line and earned a corner kick.

Pereaza then played a sweeping ball to the box that found the head of Cole Watkins to extend the Greensboro lead to 2-0.

Less than a minute following the goal on the set piece, Peraza scored his first goal before tallying the final two goals of the game in the 85th and 88th minutes to secure the five-goal victory.

“I was good to come away with a win today,” Head Coach Tony Falvino said. “The boys came out flat in the first half and failed to establish a rhythm as we created chances but did not move the ball as we would like to. We came out with much more purpose in our play in the second half and finished our chances. It was good to see the boys finish the game with a clean sheet.

“We know we have another big week ahead of us with CNU coming to town Thursday before two away conference games. We are now fully focused on preparing for Thursday’s game.”

Greensboro outshot the Quakers 16-14, while also holding a one-shot advantage in shots on goal. Jaime Payamps recorded the victory in goal for the Pride.

The Pride men’s soccer team will return to action Thursday when they host the Captains of Christopher Newport University at 4 p.m. For more information on Greensboro College men’s soccer, continue to follow