Men's Soccer Drops Non-Conference Match at Berry

Nina Grauley/ Sports Information
Nina Grauley/ Sports Information

MOUNT BERRY, Ga. -- The Covenant men's soccer team saw its modest two-match win streak halted on Tuesday night with a 4-0 loss at non-conference foe Berry at Pearson Field.

Covenant (5-8-1) had won two straight entering Tuesday night, but Berry (6-5) scored two goals in the first half and then two more in the second to pull away for the victory.

The host Vikings only took 16 shots on the night, but made them count. Berry got on the board in the 22nd minute when Steven Moore put one away, assisted by Bradley Sisk, giving the Vikings a 1-0 lead. It was just moments later that the deficit for Covenant grew as Jake Williamson made it 2-0 in the 24th minute.

In the second half, Covenant had a few more opportunities but would not be able to cut into the margin. The Scots took five shots in the second stanza alone, but attempts on target from Ethan Pettit and Josh Brower were saved. Instead, Berry continued to capitalize on its chances as the Vikings extended the lead to 3-0 in the 49th minute with a score from Alex Perry followed by the final tally coming in the 80th minute from Austin Casbarro.

Covenant keeper Jonathan Crossman made five saves on the night in 90 minutes of play. Three Berry keepers combined for the shutout, with starter Carson Oakes going 45 minutes and making a pair of saves.

Berry held a 16-8 shot advantage. Eight different players took a shot for Covenant with Nate Mackey, Parker Owen, Pettit, and Brower each having their shot go on target.

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Covenant will get back into USA South play on Friday when the Scots host Maryville at Scotland Yard. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m.

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