Men's Soccer News

  • Covenant College Athletic Academic Honor Roll Released
    July 11, 2011
    The Covenant College athletic department would like to congratulate the following athletes for their hard work in the classroom during the 2011 spring semester. These 86 athletes showed their dedication to Covenant’s pursuit of academic excellence by maintaining a grade point average of 3.50 or higher during that term, all while competing as collegiate athletes. Furthermore, the men’s cross country team (3.69) and women’s JV soccer team (3.50) receive the honor of top male and top female teams.
  • Men's Soccer Announces Newest Wave of Recruiting Class
    May 19, 2011
    Graduation has come and gone, and for the Covenant College men's soccer team, that means the departure of seven seniors who will be hard to replace. Nonetheless, as the seven senior members leave their positions vacant, head coach Nathan Pifer has already been hard at work lining up their replacements.
  • Covenant College Athletics Recap: Week Fifteen
    December 15, 2010
    We have arrived at the final week of the 2010, fall semester, and basketball is the only sport currently in action. The men's team holds a 1-8 record at this point of the season and has lost three straight matches in week fifteen as Emory University (67-80), Piedmont College (54-71), and Huntingdon College (49-54) all defeated the Scots in Barnes Physical Education Center. Callum Sears led the Scots in their first loss of the week with a 22 point effort against Emory, while Sam Bowman led the team with two 12 point efforts in the other two losses. The men will now travel to the Birmingham Southern Classic to play against Birmingham Southern College and Methodist University on December 17-18.
  • Covenant Soccer Teams Claim NSCAA All-Academic Awards
    December 13, 2010
    So often the typical collegiate athlete is associated with the rigorous training sessions they endure and the hard fought battles they win or lose on the field. They are identified by what they wear, who they hang out with, and what sport they play. And so often, they are idealized by such things as wins and losses, points scored, and championships. Yet it is not always what they do on the field that is most important. Indeed, being a true student involves much more.
  • Covenant College Athletics Recap: Weeks Thirteen- Fourteen
    December 09, 2010
    Some people say thirteen is an unlucky number, and if the past two weeks in Covenant College sports was any indicator, that theory may not be too far off the mark. Covenant had only three teams – men's soccer, men's basketball, and women's basketball – in action, but all three combined for a meager two wins in eight games over the week 13-14 stretch.
  • Down and Out: Scots Suffer Consecutive Defeats to Finish Fourth at Nationals
    December 04, 2010
    The Covenant College soccer team's hopes of claiming a first-ever NCCAA National Championship trophy fell short on Thursday as the team slumped to a 4-0, semifinal defeat at the feet of Cedarville University. After advancing to the final four via a dramatic 3-2 victory over Hope International University just one day prior, the Scots were unable to maintain the momentum that was required to come out victorious in a game that wasn't quite as lopsided as the score suggests.
  • Scots Score Three to Win Opening Game of National Tournament
    December 01, 2010
    The Covenant College men's soccer team traveled down south to the 2010 NCCAA National Tournament as the competition's number one seed this past Monday, and after a day of practicing and settling in, the Scots began their quest for the championship trophy on Wednesday evening against Hope International University. The Scots' Californian opposition entered the tournament as the number eight seed with a 10-8-1 record; a stark contrast to the more dominant 13-6-1 record and top-seed owned by Covenant. Yet even so, the Royals proved to be a more than capable side, as they took Covenant to the brink in a thrilling 3-2 match.
  • 2010 NCCAA National Men's Soccer Tournament
    November 30, 2010
    The Covenant College Scots earned the trip to the tourney this year by way of the only at-large bid available. The team was eliminated in the Mid-East Region semi-finals, where they were forced into extra time and penalty kicks. Their 13-6-1 season effort included an eleven game winning streak.
  • Covenant College Athletics Recap: Week Twelve
    November 26, 2010
    It's Thanksgiving Break here at Covenant College, which means the 2010 fall athletics season is winding down, and basketball is just getting started.
  • Covenant Falls In Penalties to Oakland City; Still Advances to Nationals
    November 22, 2010
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...” Such words accurately and effectively describe the feelings of the Covenant College men's soccer team, who, in a 48-hour period, endured more emotional ups and downs than perhaps any team Covenant's recent athletics history. Facing Oakland City in a do-or-die semi-final at Scotland Yard last Friday night, the Scots battled back from a second-half, two goal deficit only to succumb to the visiting Mighty Oaks in a penalty shootout that went to extra kicks. The fans left the stands, the seniors left in tears, and the lights were turned out and left off. The 2010 season was effectively over... or was it?
  • Scots to Host NCCAA Regional Tournament
    November 16, 2010
    Following a devastating 2-0 home loss to Bryan College in the home finale, and a dismal 5-2 defeat at Barry College in the final game of the regular season, the chances of Covenant playing host to the 2010 NCCAA Regional Tournament looked slim.
  • Covenant College Athletics Recap: Week Ten
    November 08, 2010
    The fall, 2010 athletic season is winding down, and week ten was packed full of key matches for Covenant's soccer teams and volleyball team, while cross-country took a break to gear up for the national tournament.
  • Covenant Players of the Week: 2010-11, Week Ten: Matthew Hudnut and Emily Stewart
    November 08, 2010
    Covenant College's fall 2010 athletics season is rapidly drawing to a close with week ten now in the books, but as the sun begins to set on the year that has been, there is still time to hand out a few more Player of the Week awards. This week, two first time recipients – Matthew Hudnut and Emily Stewart – receive the honor, and, with the playoffs steadily approaching, both will look to build on their recent successes.
  • Scots Conclude 2010 Regular Season With 5-2 Loss at Berry College
    November 06, 2010
    Back in early September, the Scots began the 2010 soccer season by claiming one win in four games. However, the team managed to turn its fortunes around and put together an eleven game winning streak to enter the final four games of its season with a 12-3 record. Unfortunately for the Scots, though, history repeated itself as they lost three of their last four to bookend the 1-3 start with a 1-3 finish. The last of these losses came away to Berry College this past Saturday, as the Vikings routed the visiting Scots 5-2. The loss not only bumps Covenant down to 13-6 on the year, but it also may have jeopardized the team's chances for hosting the NCCAA Mid-East region tournament later this month.
  • 12th Ranked Bryan Pushes Past Covenant in Second Half
    November 02, 2010
    As October turned to November, it brought with it the last home game for the Scots of the 2010 season and the final regular season home game for seven seniors. This final home game had the feel of something riding on the line with a familiar foe coming into town: the Bryan College Lions. To add fuel to the fire both teams have had successful years so far. The Scots have proved their strength with an eleven game winning streak, highlighted with an impressive win over Lee University. On the other side, Bryan has impressively fluctuated inside the top ten of the NAIA.
  • Covenant College Athletics Recap: Week Nine
    November 02, 2010
    The third month of the Covenant College athletics season is underway, and its first week has drawn to a close. The soccer, volleyball, and cross-country teams were all in action over the past seven days, and each program managed to post at least one more “W” in this fall's win column.
  • Scots Continue Home Dominance; Resume Road Woes
    October 30, 2010
    Last Thursday's 3-2 loss at Maryville College may have ended an 11-game winning streak for the Scots, but Saturday's 1-0 home victory over a visiting Piedmont College continued another. The Scots, now 13-4 on the year, have won all eight of their home contests this season, while all four of their losses have come on the road. Furthermore, the team has conceded only one goal on Scotland Yard this season, while allowing fourteen away. Indeed, the Yard has been a fortress of sorts for Covenant, who will hope to complete a perfect home record for the 2010 season with a victory over Bryan College this Tuesday at 7:00pm on senior night.
  • Covenant College Athletics Recap: Week Eight
    October 26, 2010
    Reaching the half-way point in the semester meant that it was time for fall break at Covenant College. Taking advantage of the three day interruption from class were the golf team, which headed out to Chestnut Mountain, Georgia, and the Lady Scots soccer team, which headed west to Missouri.
  • Scots Down Asbury 1-0 At Home
    October 23, 2010
    The Scots welcomed an aggressive and pesky Asbury University team to Scotland Yard on Saturday and came out on top of the physical encounter with a 1-0 victory. Senior Julian Allgeier scored his twelfth goal of the season – and the only goal of the game – midway through the first half, and the Scots defense fought hard to fend off an Asbury attack that managed 12 shots throughout the game. Covenant, though, nearly doubled that tally with 21 shots of their own, and should have put the game beyond reach on several occasions. In the end, more goals were not needed though, as John Eger and the defense recorded the team's ninth shutout of the season.
  • Covenant College Athletics Recap: Week Seven
    October 19, 2010
    Fall break was in the air, and for a majority of Covenant's students, this meant a time to escape the pressures and events of school. Such was not the case for members of Covenant College's soccer, volleyball, and golf teams, though, as each sport stayed behind to represent the college on the field and on the court.
  • Covenant Players Of The Week: 2010-11, Week Seven: Tyler Morrison And Erica Adams
    October 19, 2010
    Week seven saw a newcomer to Covenant's player of the week ranks in sophomore soccer player Tyler Morrison, and a familiar face in volleyball's Erica Adams. Morrison and Adams are indeed this week's top players, as their performances guided their teams to key victories in week seven.
  • A Perfect 10: Scots Smash Huntingdon 5-0 For 10th Straight Win
    October 16, 2010
    Just a little over a month ago, the Covenant College men's soccer team was 1-3 and loser of two straight. Multiple starters were injured, and the team appeared to be facing a long season ahead. But players filled in, attitudes turned around, and the injuries healed. And now, after enduring the rough early season woes, the Scots are holders of ten straight wins and an impressive 11-3 record.
  • Covenant College Athletics Recap: Week Six
    October 12, 2010
    The sporting events, celebrations, and fireworks have all faded away, drawing homecoming week to a close. After all was said and done, week 6 did prove to be a happy homecoming for the soccer teams (the only Covenant sports actually playing at home on homecoming), while volleyball and cross-country saw mixed results on the road. The golf team was also in action.
  • Scots Down TN-Wesleyan 2-0 To Move To 10-3 On The Season
    October 12, 2010
    Tennessee Wesleyan College and Covenant College have long been linked by proximity, rivalry, and at times, animosity. Dating back to the days of old, these two schools – which are separated by a mere 40 miles – have often been the source of some intense and fiercely competitive on-field battles. So, when Covenant's former Appalachian Athletic Conference opponents arrived on Scotland Yard Tuesday night, the stage was set for yet another showdown between these two storied schools.
  • Covenant Players Of The Week: 2010-11, Week Six: Julian Allgeier And Bethany Holman
    October 11, 2010
    We are now a month and a half into the 2010 Covenant College athletics season, and this past weekend was homecoming. Thus, it is only appropriate that the week 6 athletes of the week were participants in last weekend's soccer matches, where both Julian Allgeier and Bethany Holman stepped it up to lead their respective teams to victory.
  • Scots Continue Streak With 5-1 Homecoming Victory Over LaGrange
    October 11, 2010
    A rowdy, student-led, alumni-filled crowd of over one-thousand strong poured into Scotland Yard on Saturday night to cheer on the Covenant College men's soccer team as it battled LaGrange College in its 2010 homecoming match. The Scots were eager to continue their win streak of seven straight games by making it eight in a row against a LaGrange side that, in the end, provided them with very little resistance.
  • Covenant Takes Seventh Straight Win at UAH
    October 07, 2010
    The 2-0 victory over the UAH Chargers on Wednesday afternoon made it seven in a row for the Covenant Scots, who now ride an impressive 8-3 record into homecoming weekend. Seniors Brian Stair and David Pifer were the goal-scorers for the Scots on the day, with goals in the 12th and 42nd minutes respectively. Stair's goal arrived after the forward latched onto a corner-kick that Charger goalkeeper Tyler Earley could only manage to punch to the penalty spot. The senior quickly settled the ball, and then blasted it into the top corner of the goal for a 1-0 lead. After missing several close-range chances throughout much of the first half, Covenant eventually got the insurance goal it was looking for when David Pifer ran onto younger brother Chris Pifer's through ball and delicately clipped it over the onrushing Earley to double the advantage. That “Pifer connection” provided the elder Pifer with his 6th goal of the season, and allowed the Scots to take a 2-0 lead into the break.
  • Goalkeeper John Eger Earns NCCAA Player of the Week
    October 07, 2010
    Fourteen saves in a huge win at Lee University on Saturday was all it took for John Eger to be recognized as last week’s NCCAA national player of the week, the association made known Wednesday afternoon. After conceding the game-tying goal on the first shot he faced, Eger and the Scots defense re-grouped and went on to suppress an always talented Lee squad, thwarting countless chances in 95:40 of shutout soccer.
  • Scots Soccer Team Returns To NCCAA Top 10
    October 07, 2010
    The Covenant College men's soccer team began the 2010 season sitting comfortably in the NCCAA's Top 10 National Rankings as a result of its 3rd place finish in the National Tournament last year. But after stuttering to a rough 1-3 start this campaign, the Scots saw themselves drop out of the rankings...until now.
  • Covenant Players of the Week: 2010-11, Week Five: John Eger and Tera Woods
    October 04, 2010
    The fifth week of Covenant College's fall 2010 athletics season is now complete, and this week's top honors go to two individuals who helped propel their teams to historic wins on Saturday. Representing the women is cross country runner Tera Woods, and for the men, soccer goalkeeper John Eger.
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