Men's Soccer Set for Saturday Road Tilt at Campbell
The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team (3-12-0, 2-4-0 Big South) makes its away to Buies Creek, N.C., this Saturday for a matinee matchup against the Campbell Camels (9-4-1, 4-3-0 Big South). The Blue Hose will look to get back on track against a Camels squad that enters the weekend on a two-match winning streak.
Campbell brings a 9-4-1 overall record and a 4-3-0 Big South marker into Saturday’s contest after handing High Point its first league loss of the season on Wednesday, 2-1. The Camels have shut out three opponents on the year and are led by three players with five goals apiece. Mitchell Cardenas leads the Big South in assists, with 10, and paces the squad with 20 points.
The two sides have only met once, with PC taking a 3-2 overtime victory at Edens Field at Martin Stadium last season. Ignacio Monchetti picked up four points on the day, assisting on Byron Quinatoa’s first goal of the game before scoring one himself. He also assisted on the overtime game-winner, coming from Quinatoa in the 99th minute.
PC dropped a non-conference road battle to the Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday night, 2-0. PC stood tied with Duke in a scoreless deadlock at halftime before the Blue Devils broke through with two goals in the second half. Goalkeeper Tyler Beadle made eight saves on the night. Ignacio Monchetti led PC with three shots in the tilt.
Goalkeeper Tyler Beadle enters Saturday with 100 saves on the year, leading the Big South Conference by 20 saves. Beadle took over the top spot in NCAA Division in total saves, last week, with 92. The Blue Hose netminder also ranks second in saves per game through last week’s games, with 6.57.
Ignacio Monchetti’s assist on Friday moved him to eight points on the season (three goals, two assists) to lead the squad. Byron Quinatoa scored his second of the season as well, moving him to second in points (five) and pulling him even with Josh Carter’s two goals. Beadle’s 100 saves come in 15 straight starts in goal, playing 1324:41 of this season’s 1360:57 of action.
PC takes a week-long break from competition and returns home for Senior Night and its final home match against High Point on October 27.