Barons Fall To Mobile
Courtesy of BPC
The Brewton-Parker Barons hosted the University of Mobile (Ala.) on Thursday of last week. BPC dropped both games to the Rams.
The Brewton-Parker Women’s Soccer team took on the University of Mobile (Ala.) at home on Thursday night. The Lady Barons (0-5–1, 0-3 SSAC) lost to the Rams (6-3-2, 3-1-1 SSAC) by a score of 4-1.
“For bits and pieces in the match, we showed promise,” Head Coach Phillip Borde mentioned. “The overall performance was overshadowed by simple mistakes that cost us greatly.”
“We showed great resolve to equalize but let Mobile regain momentum after the break,” Borde added. “When we learn to put together a 90-minute performance, the results will come.”
The Lady Barons started the game attacking, with Beata Chako taking the first shot for BPC in the 3rd minute. The Rams answered back quickly with a goal in the 6th minute, taking a 1-0 lead over BPC.
McKenzie Tucker had an opportunity to even the score with a shot in the 23rd
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minute, but the shot was blocked. After some time and some great saves from goalkeeper Nikki Clark, Chako found the back of the net in the 43rd minute to finish the first half tied.
The Lady Barons were outplayed 12-3 in shots and 5-1 in shots on goal.
The Rams started the second half hot, scoring their second goal of the game in the 49th minute. Chako had another shot on target in the 54th minute, but was saved by the Rams’ keeper.
Mobile continued to put pressure on BPC with three more shots, and another goal in the 67th minute to extend their lead to 3-1.
There soon started a little spark in the Lady Barons’ offense as Chako had two opportunities in the 69th and 73rd minutes, with Natalia Esquivel finding an opportunity at a shot in the 77th minute. Unfortunately, none of these opportunities found the back of the net.
After a save from Clark, the Rams found the back of the net once again in the 82nd minute, making their lead 4-1 and sealing the threegoal advantage for the win.
The Lady Barons were outmatched 28-7 in shots and 13-2 in shots on goal. Clark had a total of 9 saves. Chako led the team with five shots and one goal.
Brewton-Parker Men’s Soccer continued Southern States Athletic Conference action on Thursday night, playing hosts to No. 11-ranked Mobile (Ala.) in Mount Vernon, Ga. The Barons (1-8-0, 0-4-0 SSAC) dropped four goals to the Rams (5-2-2, 4-0-1 SSAC) in a tough loss on home soil.
“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb after conceding in the first five minutes, a specter that continues to visit,” Head Coach Bob Neumann said. “Experience was the difference tonight.”
“Too many times we got ourselves put into situations that we could’ve dealt with and didn’t,” Neumann mentioned. “It’s going to take a great deal more maturity if we’re going to get some positive results in the coming weeks.”
The Rams took advantage of an early handball from the Barons, forcing a corner kick off a set piece within the first two minutes of play. Mobile slipped through the BPC defense and slotted home a goal at the 1:45 mark to take a one-goal lead.
After a pair of shots from the visitors, Brewton-Parker ripped three shots within the span of two minutes. Two sailed wide with just one landing between the posts as Landon Brafford’s attempt was saved in the 27th minute.
Mobile took advantage of a misplaced ball from Brewton-Parker, scoring a second goal at the 34:02 mark to lead by a pair. The Rams were denied two times by Andrea Abwe in the final five minutes to close out the half with a two-goal advantage.
Mobile was very fortunate to receive a gift from the BPC backline, as the Barons gave up an own goal off a bad clearance in the 53rd minute to move to a three-goal deficit.
With a comfortable lead, the visitors began reloading from the bench to provide depth to the starting lineup. Eventually, Mobile’s fresh legs wore Brewton-Parker down until a fourth goal was made in the 86th minute for a 4-0 lead.
Despite the pair of goals, BPC managed to hold the Rams to just five overall shots in the second half while also producing three of their own.
Mobile finished with a 12-6 shot advantage with a 9-1 shot on goal edge as well. Andrea Abwe finished with four saves in 90 minutes of action while Victor Garces earned one late in the second half. Landon Brafford returned to the lineup after time off and led BPC with three attempts and just one shot on goal. The Rams held a 6-0 corner kick advantage.