BPC Soccer Plays Nonconference
Courtesy of BPC
Last week the Brewton- Parker College Women’s Soccer faced Florida College at home Saturday night for a nonconference matchup while the Men took on Carolina University (N.C.) in a nonconference matchup. BPC will kick off the rest of Southern States Athletic Conference play this week.
The Lady Barons (02-1) had a tough fight and were able to force a draw with the Falcons (0-4-2) after going down early in the match.
“The game today was not our best,” Head Coach Phillip Borde said. “We created some chances that we needed to take advantage of, and we put ourselves in situations where we had to make brilliant plays not to concede.”
“Soccer is about minimizing mistakes and capitalizing on them,” Borde added. “We did not do enough to win. Now we just must turn our focus to Dalton State.”
BPC started off strong with Oliva Cason taking the first shot for the Lady Barons in the 11th minute but slipped and allowed the Falcons to break the scoreless draw in the 14th minute. Julissa Sanchez had a shot of her own just moments later but could not convert.
The Lady Barons were on the defensive end of the ball for most of the first half, until the 43rd minute, where BPC produced one last chance to score in the half with a corner kick from Cason.
The Lady Barons were outplayed in the first half as Florida College led 8-2 in shots and 3-0 in shots on goal.
BPC started off the second half playing defensively once again, giving up three shots from the Falcons before taking one on their own in the 55th minute by Avril Diaz.
Kathleen Fisher eventually leveled things in the 69th minute, finding the back of the net with the help of Sanchez. Sanchez went on to have a shot of her own in the 73rd minute, followed by a shot from McKenzie Tucker in the 74th minute.
Beata Chako had an opportunity to score from a header in the 77th minute, and Fisher tried for another goal with a shot in the 84th minute.
The Lady Barons found themselves in a bit of trouble in the 86th minute when a foul was committed leading to a penalty kick for Florida College. Naphtaline Clermeus came in clutch and made the save to keep the game tied in the final minutes.
The Lady Barons were outshot 26-8 in overall attempts and 13-3 in shots on goal. Clermeus produced a total of 11 saves to help keep the game alive for BPC. Fisher and Sanchez led the team with two shots apiece.
The Barons (1-5-0) were outmatched on home soil as the Bruins (6-1-0) defeated BPC in a 6-0 loss.
“We lacked passion, energy, and desire tonight,” Head Coach Bob Neumann said. “We expect more from our squad. There needs to be changes to help shift the direction for the future of our program.”
The Bruins came out quite hot, finding the back of the net less than seven minutes into the match for an early one-goal advantage. After nearly 26 minutes of play, the visitors were very fortunate enough to net a second goal off the miscues of Brewton-Parker as the Barons recorded an own goal off the Bruins’ corner at the 32:52 mark.
Carolina University closed out the half with scores at the 38:27 mark followed by another at the 41:01 mark to take a 4-0 lead before the break. The visitors led 9-3 in total shots for the first 45 minutes. The Barons had two shots on goal all half, coming from Derventz Altidor in the opening minute of play as well as Danny Guerra in the 43rd minute.
Carolina University continued strong early in the second half netting a goal in the first few moments of the half before another in less than seven minutes at the 51:29 mark to move to a 6-0 advantage.
The Barons produced just four shots overall, but unfortunately, not one managed to find the frame. The Bruins managed to produce seven shots in the half with a total of four on goal.
Carolina University led 16-7 in overall shots and 11-2 in shots on goal. Andrea Abwe and Jake McCarthy split the duties in the net. McCarthy earned the start and notched a save while giving up four goals before Abwe came in for relief, recording four saves and two goals allowed.
The Barons return to play on Wednesday night with a road trip to Dalton State (Ga.) to continue SSAC play with the women starting at 5:00 p.m. and the men to follow.