CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team cruised to a 3-0 win over Longwood in the first round of the Big South Tournament on Sunday night at Martin Stadium.

 

How It Happened

 

Freshman Marcos Kitromilides scored on an open goal to give PC the 1-0 lead in the 20th minute of the game. Junior Sergio Pinto took an initial shot that was saved and rebounded to Kitromilides for his team-leading sixth of the season.

 

At the half, PC led on shots 9-3 and on corner kicks 2-1. Jan Hoffelner had two saves, while Longwood’s Jacob Reimers had five saves.

 

Just over a minute into the second half, Clement Vannier scored a fast-break goal to put PC up 2-0. The sophomore scored his fourth of the year off a lead pass from Victor Menudier.

 

Plamen Mangarov then put the game away with a shot from just inside the 18-yard box in the 76th minute.  It was his first goal of the season and came off an assist from Ricardo Hernandez.

 

Hoffelner picked up the win to improve to 7-9 and record his fifth shutout of the year. PC held a 21-9 advantage on shots for the game, and the Lancers’ Reimers recorded nine saves.

 

No. 3 seed PC improved to 7-11 on the year, while sixth-seeded Longwood fell to 5-13-1 with the loss.

 

Up Next

 

The Blue Hose will travel to No. 2 seed Radford on Wednesday for a semifinal matchup at 7 p.m. The teams also met in last year's semis, with PC advancing on penalty kicks, 5-3.