Greensboro, N.C. – The Presbyterian College Blue Hose (2-2-1) men’s soccer team defeated the UNCG Spartans (0-4-1) by a score of 1-0 in Greensboro, N.C on Saturday night. It was the first shutout of the season for goal keeper Connor Behrend.
How it happened:
The first fifteen minutes went by with both teams feeling each other out, the Blue Hose took one shot and the Spartans had none. Following the first fifteen minutes UNCG turned up the offensive intensity and would take seven shots in the next fifteen-minute stretch.
At the 31:35 mark of the first half Sergio Pinto would take a pass from Garret Glaze and find the back of the net giving the Blue Hose the lead despite being outshot by a 7-2 margin at the time. The first half would end with this same score.
The second half saw a lot more attacking on both ends of the field, Behrend made some big saves and the Blue Hose completed the shutout of the Spartans.
“Very proud of the team for a hard fought win against a tough UNCG team,” said head coach Jonathan Potter. “We have to continue working hard this week to improve and prepare for a very good Mercer team.”
Player of the game:
Behrend completed the first shutout of the season for the Blue Hose playing all 90 minutes in goal and recording six saves. Sophomore forward, Pinto, also scored his second goal of the season off the assist of senior G. Glaze.
- The Blue Hose defeated the Spartans for the first time ever, it was just the second time they had played.
- Pinto scored his team leading second goal of the season.
- Behrend recorded his first shutout of the season as he also tallied six saves.
- PC improved to 2-2-1 on the season despite being outshot in every game this season.
- They were outshot 20-8 in tonight’s contest.
PC wraps up their four game road trip with a contest at Mercer on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.