Men's soccer loses in home opener to W+L
The Rams were defeated 4-0 by Washington and Lee.
Sports Information Department BC
September 2, 2011
Bluefield College Athletics
Sports Information Department
The anticipation was high for the Bluefield College men's soccer team entering their first home regular season contest. Unfortunately, the Rams were unable to equalize on many opportunities and got down early in a 4-0 loss to Washington and Lee.
The NCAA D-III side, Washington and Lee, scored twice in each half to secure the road win for Coach Parisian's side. The Generals are now 3-0 lifetime over the Rams.
Most of the Rams offensive attacks came out on the flanks. Several good runs were made by MF Jacob Mader, DF Kody Tremblay and late in the match, DF Dillon Bess.
At the end of each half, the Rams also had two corner kicks which saw chances to get squandered. And the techicnal ability of Washington and Lee really made it tough for the Rams to stay hungry in the match.
“On Thursday against Washington and Lee, we didn’t match the intensity that our opponents brought from the opening kickoff", said head coach Peter Dryer. "They got right at us and we let them in. We have to dictate the game, especially when its our home pitch."
The Rams will be able to prove that just 48 hours later on Saturday afternoon when the team faces Southern States Conference foe, Truett-McConnell College. The Bears also come into the match with a 0-2 record to begin the season.
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