Men's Soccer News

  • Scots' Season Ends with Loss to King in AAC Finals
    November 09, 2008
    After knocking off the #1 ranked team in their conference tournament, the Covenant men's soccer team faced off against the #2 ranked team, King College. Coming out ready to defend their conference title, the Scots instead found themselves behind the entire match as they ended up being shutout by a score of 2-0.
  • Scots Upset #1 Seed Bryan to Advance to Conference Championship
    November 07, 2008
    The Scots advanced to the Appalachian Athletic Conference men's soccer tournament finals this evening by defeating Bryan College on the Lions' home field. Scoring the match's first goal, Covenant took a 1-0 lead into halftime and looked poised to come away with a shutout of the Lions. A shutout wouldn't come however, as the Scots' lead was erased with just over ten minutes left in the match on a Bryan goal that evened things up. With neither team scoring again before the end of regulation, the match went into overtime, where, if lack of ball control and questionable calls from officials were any indication, things looked bleak for the visitors. However, the Scots put one in the back of the net with three and a half minutes left in the first overtime period to take home the big win and end their rivals' season.
  • Covenant Soccer Honored as AAC Men's Soccer Champions of Character
    November 06, 2008
    Covenant men's soccer was named AAC Champions of Character for the third year in a row. “I think it speaks volumes about the boys and how we approach the game." remarked Coach Miglarese " We work hard to play at a high level with an attractive style of play while competing in a manner that promotes sportsmanship and fair play."
  • Scots Victorious in First Round of AAC Tournament
    November 01, 2008
    he #5 seeded Scots upset the #4 seeded Milligan College Buffaloes today in the first round of the 2008 Appalachian Athletic Conference men's soccer tournament. Winning by a score of 2-1, Covenant edged Milligan to advance to the semi-finals, to be played Friday, November 7th, where they will take on the #1 seeded Bryan College Lions after their win over Bluefield. On the other side of the bracket, #2 King College will take on #3 Montreat College with the winners of each match advancing to the tournament final which will take place on Saturday, November 8th.
  • Men's Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season with Loss to Berry
    October 28, 2008
    The Scots weren't able to pick up a win this afternoon in their final match of the season. Losing 3-0, the Scots were held scoreless for the sixth time this year. In fact, being shut out led to six of Covenant's seven losses in the '08 regular season. With the loss, the Scots end the year at a mark of 8-7-2 after going 15-5-1 in 2007.
  • Scots Make it Two-in-a-Row with Win Over Asbury College
    October 25, 2008
    The Scots won their second straight match Saturday afternoon by defeating visiting Asbury College. Now 2-0 since ending conference play, Covenant is now 8-6-2 overall on the season including five wins in their last six matches and look strong heading into postseason play.
  • Scots Top Tough Queens University Squad, 2-1
    October 21, 2008
    Playing in their first match since finishing AAC regular-season action, the Scots were able to get a big win on the road Tuesday evening. Facing a solid Queens University team and a 1-0 deficit at halftime, the Scots were able to rally and score twice in the second half. Coupled with their good defensive play, it was enough to beat the host Royals.
  • Scots Fall 4-0 to Montreat College
    October 18, 2008
    The Scots entered the contest in the midst of a fierce battle for the AAC regular season championship. Standing at 4 and 2 in conference play the Scots needed to pin a loss on Montreat in order to further their drive for regular season supremacy. The Cavaliers proved to be more than the Scots could handle early scoring three times in the first 15 minutes. Undaunted by the score the Scots battled the balance of the half creating several dangerous chances but were unable to beat the Montreat goal keeper. “The Montreat goal keeper played an extraordinary game against us today". said Coach Miglarese, " We worked hard and created some beautiful opportunities but just couldn't put them away."
  • Scots Make It Three Straight with Win over TWC
    October 14, 2008
    The Scots defeated Tennessee Wesleyan College this afternoon to pick up their third consecutive victory. With Saturday's win over Union College, the Scots have now beaten the Bulldogs 3-1 in back-to-back matches, as both school's use the Bulldog as their mascot. Sophomore forward Julian Allgeier has done well against both Bulldog schools, as his two goals in today's match give him back-to-back two-goal games. His scores, along with one from senior forward Zach Terrell, all scored in the first half, provided the offense for the Scots today as they were able to get another AAC win.
  • Covenant Regains Winning Conference Record by Topping Union College
    October 11, 2008
    In the first of three consecutive AAC matches, Covenant defeated the Bulldogs of Union College by a score of 3-1. Sophomore forward Julian Allgeier had a big match for the host Scots, scoring on two of his three shot attempts and picking up an assist on a goal by sophomore midfielder David Pifer to cap an impressive offensive day. Allgeier's first goal came early in the match, just after the five minute mark, while his other score, coming off an assist from junior midfielder Luke McCaslin, came late in the game to seal the win.
  • Scots Defeat Brewton Parker College, 4-1
    October 08, 2008
    The Scots knocked off the visiting Brewton Parker College Barons this afternoon, scoring four goals in the process. Playing in the last of three consecutive non-conference match-ups before they return to AAC action, the Scots were able to get the best of the Barons, getting each of their goals from a different player. Midfielders Luke McCaslin, Joshua Johnson and David Pifer scored, with forward Sasha Viatrov adding a goal of his own. Defender David Nielsen picked up an assist for Covenant on Pifer's goal that opened the scoring for the match.
  • Scots Fall 2-0 to Lee University
    October 04, 2008
    One game after scoring seven goals against Cincinnati Christian University, the Scots were shut out by host Lee University Saturday evening. The Lee freshman showed up for the Flames in the match, with first-year players accounting for all of the scoring. Forward Mark Behan and midfielder Jonathan Moody each scored goals for the home team, while sophomore forward Nathan Brown had two assists. Despite the loss, Covenant freshman goalkeeper John Eger had a solid day with four saves.
  • Covenant Routs Cincinnati Christian, 7-0
    September 30, 2008
    In their biggest win of the season, the Scots knocked off the Cincinnati Christian University Eagles Tuesday evening. Setting a season-high for goals scored and shutting out their opponents, the Scots had what was easily their most dominating performance so far this year.
  • Scots Lose Second Straight by Score of 2-0
    September 27, 2008
    The Scots, still dealing with injuries, lost to host King College this afternoon by a score of 2-0. Coming off of a tough loss against Bryan, the Scots again couldn't find a way to score, falling to an even .500 in the AAC. A good defensive match overall, the game went into halftime scoreless.
  • Scots Fall to Rival Bryan, 2-0
    September 24, 2008
    In a heated battle against chief rival Bryan College this afternoon, Covenant wasn't able to take home a win. Losing their first conference match of the season, the Scots couldn't find a way to score against the visiting Lions, managing a total of eight shots over the course of the match. Bryan, scoring two goals, each during the first half, came to Scotland Yard ready to play.
  • Scots Shut Out Milligan, 1-0
    September 20, 2008
    The Scots were able to get an important conference win today over the hosting Milligan College Buffaloes. Still playing without multiple players due to injury, Covenant was able to get the win and improve to 2-0 in the AAC. The game's lone goal came in the 73rd minute on a score by junior forward Ford Quarterman, with an assist going to sophomore forward Sasha Viatrov.
  • Shorthanded Scots Tie Southern Polytechnic, 1-1
    September 17, 2008
    The Scots, still suffering from multiple injuries, managed a tie with Southern Polytechnic University this afternoon in Marrietta. Scoring with less than a minute left in regulation, Covenant was able to escape defeat at the hands of the Hornets, who are now 3-1-1 on the year. Sophomore forward Julian Allgeier scored the game-tying goal for the Scots with 45 seconds left, sending the game into overtime. And while both teams had their chances in OT, neither team was able to convert.
  • Injury-riddled Scots Shut Out by #9 Emory
    September 15, 2008
    Covenant dropped their first road game of the year, losing to a solid Emory University squad, 3-0. The #9 ranked team in the NCAA's Division III, and the preseason favorite in the University Athletic Association conference, Emory was able to blank Covenant tonight and remain undefeated on the year at 5-0 overall. The Eagles got all three of their scores from different players, including the first score of the season for sophomore Christopher Howie, coming ten minutes into the contest and ultimately proving to be the game-winner. Plagued with multiple injuries, the Scots fought hard, including a seven save performance by goalkeeper John Eger, but fell to 1-2-1 overall on the year.
  • Covenant Shuts Out Bluefield for First Win of Season
    September 06, 2008
    The Scots put their first notch in the win column with a 2-0 victory over Bluefield Saturday afternoon. After a draw and a loss to begin the year, Covenant came out ready to play and get their first win. They did at the expense of the Rams, a fellow Appalachian Athletic Conference member.
  • Scots Fall to Reinhardt College, 2-1
    September 03, 2008
    The Scots weren't able to pick up their first win of the season Wednesday night, losing 2-1 to visiting Reinhardt College. One game after opening their season with a draw, the Scots looked to come out strong and get the "W." However, after a goal in the early minutes by Reinhardt junior forward Paul Wiesboeck, Covenant had to play from behind for the remainder of the match. After scoring for a second time late in the game, making it 2-0, Reinhardt seemed to be in control. Minutes later, however, Covenant sophomore forward Sasha Viatrov scored to put the Scots on the board as they seemed poised for a late-game comeback. Time proved to be an enemy for the Scots, though, as they were not able to tie it up and send the game to overtime. The Scots are now 0-1-1 on the season. After the game, head coach John Miglarese said "We got what we deserved. We were complacent and we didn't show any heart. Hopefully this will wake us up."
  • Scots Open the 2008 Season with a Draw
    September 01, 2008
    The Scots open their fall campaign with a tie 1-1 with visiting Belhaven College. Belhaven College took the lead in the first half on a great finish on a brilliant cross with a little over 5 minutes before the half time break. Covenant equalized the match with 7:00 minutes left in the match and the two teams battled through two overtimes scoreless.
  • McCallie’s Matt Higgins Signs with Covenant
    May 22, 2008
    McCallie School goalie Matt Higgins signed a national letter of intent to play soccer at Covenant College next year.The two-year starter averaged .34 goals-against this season and has contributed nine shutouts. He averaged .92 goals-against last year with 7.25 shutouts.