MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The North Georgia College & State men's soccer team had to overcome a slow start to their exhibition match against the Savannah College of Art and Design Tuesday night, but a strong second half showing by the Saint men was foiled by the Bees netting the game-winner with just four minutes remaining in regulation to claim the game 2-1.
SCAD found the back of the net for the first time in the first half, capitalizing off a sluggish start by the Saints and held the 1-0 advantage heading into the half.
However, head coach Pat Parris' men shook it off and came back much stronger in the second half. The Saints rallied back and took back the momentum throughout the second half with Daniel Bowlt scoring off a corner to knot the score at one-all.
While North Georgia held the advantage in the second half with their spirited play, SCAD was still able to break through with a goal just over the fingertips of North Georgia's goalie for the go-ahead score with just four minutes remaining in regulation. The exhibition lasted 10 minutes less than a regulation game, giving the Bees just enough time to hold off the charge from the Saints.
No statistics were kept during the exhibition match with the Bees.
Parris' men have one final tune-up game before starting their regular-season on Friday, August 31 in the Clayton State Laker Shootout. The Saints will take on Southern Wesleyan in a home exhibition match on Saturday, August 25 at 7 p.m.