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Scots Draw Tenn. Wesleyan 0-0 in Rain-soaked Match

Athens, TN- After rainfall forced Wednesday's home match against Tennessee Wesleyan to be moved away from Scotland Yard to Wesleyan's campus in Athens, Tennessee, the Covenant College men's soccer team had to travel north to play the game in opposition territory.  Large puddles and falling rain were prevalent in a match that went back and forth for a majority of the time, with each team earning several chances.  Although Covenant out-shot Wesleyan 26-21, the Scots were denied a goal as Wesleyan keeper Miguel Valadez made several key stops.  Colby Robbins had the first chance of the game, collecting a David Pifer cross only to hit it off of the underside of the crossbar.  Pifer, himself, had a chance moments later, but Valadez's acrobatic save denied the junior winger's far post effort.  The second half saw Wesleyan turn up the heat, though, as John Eger was forced to make several key saves.  Eger's efforts helped keep the game scoreless, and the match went into overtime after a waterlogged first 90 minutes saw neither team score.  The overtime proved to be much like the previous portions of the match, though, as both teams struggled to overcome both each other and the rain.  Covenant's best and final chance of the game came in the dying minutes of the second overtime period when David Pifer's shot ricocheted off the post and out of play.  It was just one of those days for Covenant, and as the final whistle blew, their record moved to 5-4-2 on the season.  They will travel to Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky this weekend for their next match.