Men's Soccer Falls to Greensboro, 4-2

Henry Paris (photo credit: Saundra Barker/Sports Information)
Henry Paris (photo credit: Saundra Barker/Sports Information)

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant men's soccer team saw its two-match winning streak come to an end on Friday afternoon with a 4-2 loss to Greensboro in USA South action at Scotland Yard.

Covenant drops to 3-9-2 overall and 3-5 in the USA South with the loss. Greensboro improves to 8-5 on the year and 5-2 in league play.

The visiting Pride scored three first half goals to build a comfortable lead. Aameen Goyal scored from the top of the 18-yard box in the 16th minute, assisted by Mike Tzavlas, giving Greensboro a 1-0 lead. In the 28th minute, Carlos Barragan scored the first of two goals with a shot from beyond the box for a 2-0 edge. Jared Heller finished off the half with a successful penalty kick in the 34th minute giving the Pride a 3-0 lead.

In the second half, Covenant put the pressure on the Pride. The Scots got on the board in the 64th minute when Henry Paris headed in a cross from Isaac Johnson from five yards out to cut the Covenant deficit to 3-1. The goal was Paris' first of the year and his career, and Johnson's second assist.

Greensboro would up the lead to 4-1 in the 81st minute on Barragan's second goal, but the Scots again cut into the deficit in the 89th minute when Josiah McDaniel found the back of the net on a free kick. McDaniel's score was the first of the season and career for the sophomore.

Greensboro held a 13-8 shot advantage, but the Scots outshot the Pride 7-5 in the second half. Covenant also had a 4-3 edge in corner kicks in the second period. Jonathan Crossman made four saves for Covenant, while Jaime Payamps had two for Greensboro.


Covenant will host USA South member Ferrum on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Scotland Yard.


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