Braves End Saints’ Streak with 2-1 Decision
PEMBROKE, N.C. – The North Georgia College & State University men's soccer team fell 2-1 to the University of North Carolina Pembroke Saturday afternoon, seeing their streak of six-straight games with a positive result come to an end at the hand of the Braves.
With the loss, the Saints move to 6-4-2 overall with a 2-2-2 record in league action while the Braves are now 9-3-0 and 4-3 in the PBC.
The game progressed scoreless through the first period with UNCP edging North Georgia 5-2 in first half shots.
Following the intermission, Amin El-Shami finally broke through to put the Saints on the board first as he dribbled past UNCP defenders into the middle of the box where he delivered a shot into the net just 2:23 into the second period.
The Braves were then able to find the answer just four minutes later when Rico Latinen scored off a corner kick by Jeff MacDonald.
Sean Hoek then found the go-ahead goal in the 75th minute when he placed a penalty kick into the net.
The two teams ended the 90-minute contest tied 12-12 in shots with the Braves' goalkeeper holding the 4-2 advantage in saves.
The Saints will be off until next Saturday, Oct. 20 when they hit the road again, this time for St. Augustine, Fla. where they will take on the Saints of Flagler College in another PBC doubleheader. The women will get things started at 1:00 p.m. before the men take to the field at around 3:30 p.m.