Men's Soccer brings home AAC Championship title
November 15, 2009
The #2 Lions defeated the #4 Cavaliers of Montreat College in the AAC Tournament Championship yesterday. The score was 1-1 at the end of regulation. The Lions scored in overtime to win the Championship and advance to the national tournament.
The Lions struck first scoring in the 65th minute. Reggie Parks trapped a corner kick and laid the ball back to Bennie Bardales who placed the ball past the keeper. Montreat's Shaka Bangura equalized the score just three and a half minutes later on a break away. In overtime, the Lions scored in the 98th minute. Bennie Bardales played a through ball to Tom Hemmings who blasted the ball past the keeper and into the net.
Both teams played tough games the night before, and Bryan had to dig deep to pull it out. The Lions played a total of 18 players. Bryan outshot Montreat 19-10, 7-2 on goal.
The Lions are now 11-7. Southern Polytechnic State University (#8), Marietta, GA, will host Bryan in the opening round of the 2009 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship on Saturday, November 21.