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Scots Win 4-1 at Piedmont, Earn No. 2 Seed in USA South Tournament

Ian Meredith (photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information)
Ian Meredith (photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information)

DEMOREST, Ga. -- The Covenant men's soccer team wrapped up the 2014 regular season in style on Tuesday night at Piedmont. The Scots eased past the host Lions 4-1 for their fifth straight victory and in the process clinched the No. 2 seed heading into the USA South tournament.

Covenant finishes 8-1-1 in conference play and will play the No. 7 seed in the USA South tournament quarterfinal on Saturday at Scotland Yard. The Scots' opponent on Saturday will be determined after Wednesday night's USA South matches. Piedmont, Averett or Ferrum could be Covenant's opponent.

It was a collective effort on Tuesday for the Scots who have scored at least four goals in a match for the fourth time in the last five matches. Builder Brock got Covenant on the board with his second goal of the season in the 22nd minute and the Scots would hold that 1-0 lead into halftime.

Ian Meredith made it a 2-0 game in the 49th minute with his seventh score of the year. A goal by Snoopy Davidson, assisted by Hunter Brock, made it 3-0 in the 56th minute. The goal for Davidson was his eighth of the year and ties him for the USA South lead in total points with 24.

After Piedmont's Vincent Thomas cut the Scots' lead to 3-1 in the 72nd minute, Noah Wiersema capped the scoring on the night with his third goal of the season, assisted by Danny Knight, in the 73rd minute.

Covenant keeper Daniel Kubin made three saves as he picked up his 12th win of the year. Piedmont (7-11, 4-6 USA South) keeper Kenneth Hearn made 10 saves in the losing effort. Covenant outshot the Lions 23-7.

Game time for Saturday's match will be officially announced as soon as the USA South tournament bracket is released.

Be sure to follow the Scots all season long on athletics.covenant.edu and on social media at FacebookTwitter and Instagram for up-to-date scores, news and other information.

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