Men's Soccer Heads to Colorado to Face Denver, Air Force
CLINTON, S.C. - The Presbyterian College men's soccer team (1-4-0) heads to Colorado for the program's first-ever matches against Denver (1-1-2) and Air Force (2-2-1), beginning in Denver on Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern time. The Blue Hose will look to snap a three-match slide after falling to Mercer on Saturday night, 4-0.
Denver sports a 1-1-2 record into Friday's tilt, coming off of a 2-1 home overtime win against Saint Louis. All four of Denver's matches this season have gone into overtime, beginning with a 2-1 double-overtime defeat to No. 5 UNC Charlotte in the Pioneers' season opener. Josh Wren leads the squad with two goals and an assist.
Air Force will host Oral Roberts on Friday before welcoming the Blue Hose to the Air Force Academy. The Falcons have won their last two matches at Penn (2-1) and Villanova (1-0) to balance out an 0-2-1 start to the season. Abinadi Samayoa has scored two of the team's four goals this season while Matt Underwood has played every minute in goal.
PC will play both teams for the first time in program history, and make its farthest trip west in program history as well. The Blue Hose have yet to play an opponent this season for the first time.
The Blue Hose fell to Mercer on Saturday, 4-0. Byron Quinatoa led the team with four shots, while Jared Mitchell put one on goal. Tyer Beadle made five saves before Tanner Osborne made his first appearance of 2012 and stopped two shots. PC battled valiantly in the second half, despite playing with 10 men after losing Jamel Manning to a red card shortly before halftime. PC increased its shot output (six) in the half and created four corner kicks.
PC returns home to Laurens County to wrap up non-conference action, taking on Davidson on September 21 and Georgia Southern five days later. The Blue Hose then hit the road to open Big South play at Coastal Carolina on September 29.