Rock Hill, S.C. – The Presbyterian College Blue Hose (3-4-1, 1-0-0 Big South) defeated the Winthrop Eagles (2-5-1, 0-1-0 Big South) by a 2-0 score at Eagle Field on Saturday night.
How it happened:
The Blue Hose and Eagles played a scoreless first half. Starting goal keeper Connor Behrend came up with a save at the 36:28 mark of the first half, that was the only time in the half that Winthrop threatened.
In the first half PC and Winthrop were even in shots at three apiece while the Blue Hose had a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks.
Yacine Tchemmoun broke a scoreless tie with his first goal at the 53:36 mark of the game to take a 1-0 lead. Eight minutes later at the 61:13 mark freshman Clement Vannier scored his second goal of the season to give the Blue Hose a 2-0 lead and put the game away.
PC would outshoot the Eagles 14-1 in the second half and 6-0 in corner kicks.
“I am very proud of the team for a great response after two difficult results,” said head coach Jonathan Potter. “We defended well to keep a clean sheet and were much more aggressive offensively than in previous games. Now we must prepare well for another tough conference game at home this weekend.”
Player of the Game:
Vannier led the way for the Blue Hose scoring the goal that put the match away as well as three shots overall, two of which were on goal. His goal was the second of his freshman season.
- The Blue Hose improve to 3-4-1 on the season and 1-0 in Big South play.
- PC has now defeated the Winthrop Eagles two years in a row.
- PC outshot the Eagles 17-4 in the game, their widest shot margin of the season.
- The Blue Hose finished with a 10-3 advantage in corner kicks.
- The Blue Hose recorded their second shutout of the season, both with Behrend in goal for all 90 minutes.
- Behrend now has a 0.96 goals allowed average on the season along with 23 saves compared to six goals allowed.
The Blue Hose have a week off before they host Gardner-Webb on Saturday, September 30 at 4 p.m.