Tough Defense Holds Ferrum Scoreless, Rams Win 1-0
The Bluefield College men's soccer team used a strong defensive effort and a goal by junior Nago Mbengue to secure a 1-0 victory over Ferrum College on Saturday night.
September 7, 2010
Nago Mbengue scored the only goal of the Ferrum match for BC.
Bluefield, VA-- The Bluefield College men's soccer team used a strong defensive effort and a goal by junior Nago Mbengue to secure a 1-0 victory over Ferrum College on Saturday night.
"It took a complete team effort," states head coach Peter Dryer. "We talk about playing with heart and with passion, and tonight we did that. It wasn't the most beautiful soccer, but it was great to see our team defend as a unit and play with heart."
Junior midfielder Nago Mbengue tallied the only goal of the match in the 39th minute after he weaved his way through the Ferrum defense and placed the ball past goalkeeper Chris Taylor. That was all the Rams would need as the BC defense held on for their first shut-out of the season.
Goalkeeper Jeff Field recorded two saves for the Rams, while Chris Taylor of Ferrum recorded five saves. Ferrum outshot Bluefield 17-10, while BC held the advantage in shots-on-goal 6-2 and in corner kicks 6-5.
Coach Dryer also cited the play of sophomore Joey Waltz, junior Timmy Michaels, and freshmen Adam Blackwell and Will Rittenhouse. The Rams soccer team now moves to 2-1 on the regular season, and hosts Pikeville College on Thursday September 9 at home at 7:00 pm.