Hornets 6- Truett-McConnell 0
October 12, 2010
Southern Poly Wins Second SSAC Game in Convincing Fashion
After winning their first conference match of the year with a strong 3-0 showing against Emmanuel College, Southern Poly's Men's Soccer team followed up against SSAC Conference opponent Truett-McConnell College and, again, showed their dominance. The result, a 6-0 road win that moves Southern Poly to 2-0 in the SSAC with nine goals for and zero against.
The scoring opened just 12 minutes into the match when Sophomore, Emeka Maduka received a through pass from Senior, Christian Castillo. Maduka calmly passed it over the head of the oncoming Truett-McConnell Goalkeeper. The goal was Maduka’s fifth of the season and Castillo’s fifth assist. The half had Southern Poly outshooting Truett-McConnell 16-5 as they kept knocking on the door for the second goal, although it ended just 1-0. SPSU Head Coach Kom Momeni said of the first half, “It was a good half for us. We created many chances but still struggle to find that consistency that will help us close games out early.”
The second half was a different story. Southern Poly exploded for five goals. Two by Junior, Sean Grisham, who has a team leading seven goals, two by Junior, Rani Alkoptan, who now has five goals on the year. All four goals scored by the Hornets were a result of creative passing and came from one touch shots within 12 yards of goal. The final and sixth goal was an own goal, and a result from, Freshman, TJ Healy picking up a ball inside the penalty box. Healy, then, slipped the ball across to a wide open Freshman, Matt Herget, who was beat to the ball by a sliding defender, who knocked it into his own net. Momeni added “the second half was what we’ve been waiting for from our attacking players for a while. They have always created opportunities but have been unlucky in their finishing. This second half, we capitalized on our opportunities and put the game out of reach with time to get a few of our younger guys experience on the field.”
Southern Poly improves to 5-3-2 on the year and 2-0 in the SSAC. They host SSAC Conference rival Lee University on Saturday October 16th at 3pm at Nuesoft Technologies Field.