FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Contact: Robert Preston, Jr.,
SGC soccer suffers first losses of season
The SGC soccer teams experienced disappointing results last
week, with the women dropping their only game of the week to Darton College
on Thursday. The men, meanwhile, came away from Darton with a 1-1 tie, then
lost to Georgia Perimeter 5-0 on Saturday.
Against Darton, the number-two ranked women’s team in the country, the women
played strong and organized, but couldn’t find the goal in the 3-0 loss. “I
was very proud of the effort, particularly from defender Natalie Ochoa and
midfielder Jody Bethune,” said head coach Ken Kirsch. The Lady Tigers are
now 2-1 on the season and have a big conference game Thursday at home
against Middle Georgia.
In the men’s game, SGC played well and left Albany with a 1-1 draw. It was a
hard, intense game in which a total of three Tigers were sent off. SGC was
down to nine players for 40 minutes and held on for the draw. Felipe
Nascimento scored the only goal on a direct kick and Josh Brooks had another
strong performance with 10 saves.
On Saturday, Sept. 12, the men played at Georgia Perimeter and suffered
their first loss of the season. “We did not play very well and did not work
very hard, either,” said Coach Kirsch. The Tigers are now 4-1-1 on the
season and have a huge conference game Thursday at home against Middle
Georgia. Over the weekend, SGC will take a road trip to play Young Harris on
Sept. 19 and Truett McConnell on Sept. 20.
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