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BPC Falls To Dalton State

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The Brewton-Parker men's and women's soccer teams took on Dalton State last week on Thursday. It was a tough day for BPC as they fell in both games.


The Brewton-Parker Women’s Soccer team traveled to Dalton, Ga., to face Dalton State on Thursday night. The Lady Barons (0-31, 0-1 SSAC) lost to the Roadrunners (4-2-1, 1-1 SSAC) by a score of 5-0.

The Lady Barons went down early, conceding two goals in the first three minutes of the game. Kathleen Fisher was able to get the first shot off for the Lady Barons in the 8th minute, but unfortunately, the shot was wide.

The Roadrunners extended their lead with a third goal in the 23rd minute of the game. Fisher had opportunities for two more shots in the 38th minute, but both were unsuccessful. The Roadrunners scored once again in the 42nd minute, followed by a shot from Julissa Sanchez in the 44th minute to finish out the half.

The Lady Barons were outplayed 10-4 in shots and 6-0 in shots on target in the first half.

The Roadrunners came out swinging in the second half, taking six shots before extending the lead to 5-0 in the 63rd minute.

Unfortunately for the Lady Barons, the offensive threat grew cold as BPC was unable to register a shot in the second half. Despite the 10-0 shot advantage from the hosts, BPC did a solid job defensively to allow just the lone goal as Naphtaline Clermeus gathered five saves in the second 45.

The Lady Barons were outshot 20-4 in overall attempts and 12-0 in shots on goal. Clermeus had a total of seven saves on the night. Fisher led BPC with three shots.


Brewton-Parker Men’s Soccer traveled north to Dalton, Ga., to resume Southern States Athletic Conference play with a challenging contest at Dalton State on Wednesday night. The Barons (1-6, 0-2 SSAC) were dropped by the No. 2-ranked Roadrunners (4-0-3, 1-0-1 SSAC) in a tough 8-0 loss af- continued from page

ter a tight first-half battle in which BPC produced a solid defensive effort in the first 45 minutes of play.

“Dalton State is a good team, Coach Saif has them playing well,” Head Coach Bob Neumann said. “With as many injuries as we currently have, we will have to mature quickly if we’re going to be able to be competitive over the rest of this campaign.”

Dalton State’s offensive efforts came out firing early with five shots and four corner kicks within the first 15 minutes before breaking through the scoreless draw with a goal in the 16th minute for the early lead.

The Roadrunners continued to apply heavy pressure to the BPC backline, firing shot after shot to record a total of 10 more attempts toward the net. Despite the first-half offensive struggles for BPC, the highlight for the Barons was Andrea Abwe as he stood strong between the posts, notching a total of three saves in the first half.

Manny Marin gave the Barons a chance to level the score in the 49th minute with a shot finding the hands of the DSC keeper, but that was the lone shot before the hosts swiftly changed the tune of the match with a pair of goals in just a five-minute span for a 3-0 lead.

The doors were blown off later in the second half as the Barons’ defense collapsed to the Roadrunners in an offensive showing that resulted in five more goals in the final 35 minutes of regulation. Dalton State rattled off 20 shots in the second half while the Barons recorded just four attempts, as the Roadrunners finished with an 8-0 scoreline.

Dalton State led 36-4 in overall shot attempts while also leading 17-3 in shots on goal. Abwe finished the evening with nine total saves for BPC to lead the defensive efforts. Offensively, Manny Marin led BPC with two shots on goal while Rayane Sid Ahmed and Danny Guerra both recorded shots.

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