Bluefield, VA - The Montreat College men's soccer team picked up a crucial win Wednesday night, defeating Bluefield College 3-2 in Appalachian Athletic Conference action.
The Cavaliers (6-4-2) opened up the scoring in the 16th minute when Dale McClelland (SO/Ayr, Scotland) found the back of the net off of an assist from Esgardo Arroyo (SR/Buford, GA). In the 24th,minute Arroyo would earn his second assist when he found George Stanley (SO/West Yorkshire, England) open for a score that gave the Cavaliers a 2-0 advantage heading into the break.
The Rams responded with two goals of their own in the second half but Montreat was able to seal the victory when McClelland scored again in the 79th minute.
The Cavaliers return to action on Sunday, October 25th when they face Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA. Match time is set for 3:15pm.
Black Mountain, NC - The men's soccer team found themselves in a hole early in the match against Appalachian Athletic Conference foe St. Andrews University on Wednesday afternoon and, despite a furious rally, fell short by a score of 5-3.
St. Andrews had all of the momentum in the first half, racing out to a 4-0 lead at the break. Montreat came to life in the second half, reeling off three straight goals. Ryan Buick (SO/Banbury, England ), Henrique Cardoso (FR/Lisbon, Portugal), and Blake Kennedy (JR/Gladstone, Australia ) all found the back of the net to close the gap to 4-3 before St. Andrews iced the match with a goal late in the second half.
The Cavaliers have a week off before hitting the road to take on Bluefield College in an AAC showdown on Wednesday, October 21st. Match time is set for 7pm.
Trinity, FL - Fresh off of a return to the win column earlier in the week, the Montreat College men's soccer team made a trip to Florida for a pair of fall break matchups with out-of-conference opponents. On Friday, the Cavaliers made their presence felt in the Sunshine State, using a trio of first half goals to propel them to an 8-0 victory over Trinity College.
The Cavaliers got their eight tallys from seven different players. Candido Trejo (SO/Gastonia, NC) found the back of the net twice during the match in addition to single scores from Ryan Buick (SO/Banbury, England ), Dale McClelland (SO/Ayr, Scotland), Marco Diaz (FR/Asheboro, NC), Shane Bishop (FR/Indian Trail, NC), Dylan Foster (FR/Charlotte, NC), and Jorge Mejia (FR/La Esperanza, Honduras). Henrique Cardoso (FR/Lisbon, Portugal) was credited with three assists with Trejo, McClelland, Buick, and Esgardo Arroyo (SR/Buford, Ga. ) also picking up assists. Fransisco Gonzalez got the strt in goal and got two saves in the shutout victory.
On Saturday, the Cavaliers took on Warner University in Lake Wales. In a defensive battle, the Cavaliers got on the scoreboard for the game's lone goal when Esgardo Arroyo scord off of a Dale McClelland assist late in the 69th minute. Montreat outshot the Royals 23-9 but was unable to get any more scores. Extra goals proved to be unnecessary as goalkeeper Miguel Tudon (SO/Vila-Real, Spain) picked up two saves while keeping the Royals scoreless.
The Cavaliers will bring their three-match winning streak back home on Wednesday, October 14 against St. Andrews. Match time is set for 3pm.