NOTE: This is the second of a weekly summer series on athletics.covenant.edu highlighting some of the top athletic moments and accomplishments from the 2015-16 academic year. This is not a ranking, or even a full comprehensive list, because of the many great accomplishments Covenant athletic programs had during the year. We hope you enjoy a look back at the many triumphs of the Covenant Scots during the 2015-16 year. --- Andrew Mindeman, Sports Information Director.
The 2015 season started off with a bang for the Covenant men's soccer team. In fact, it took less than two minutes to send a packed Scotland Yard into a frenzy and the fans stayed that way until the very end as Covenant took a 2-1 win over Sewanee.
Less than two minutes into the contest, Noah Wiersema blasted a shot from just inside the 18-yard box past the Sewanee keeper for the season's first goal. That 1-0 lead remained until the 32nd minute of play.
Playing in his first collegiate varsity match, senior Bryce Bartelt knocked home his first goal and gave the Scots a 2-0 lead. Bartelt collected the ball about 40 yards out, then ran past a Sewanee defender, and was nearly tripped up, before rocketing a shot into the back of the net from beyond the 18. The goal sparked a celebration at midfield that included all 11 Covenant players on the field.
Covenant would hold on to that 2-0 lead through the second half, despite Sewanee cutting the lead in half, to go 1-0 on the season with the victory.
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