GREENSBORO, N.C. -- No. 3 seeded Greensboro scored three second half goals to pull away from the Covenant men's soccer team and take a 3-0 victory in the USA South Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday afternoon.
Covenant, the tournament's No. 6 seed, finishes the year with a 5-11-2 overall record. Greensboro (12-5) will move on to the semifinal round of the tournament next Friday.
After a scoreless first half of play, Greensboro scored in the 56th minute off the foot of Carlos Barragan, assisted by Gerardo Peraza, to take a 1-0 lead. In the 60th minute, it was Mike Tzavlas scoring to put the host Pride ahead 2-0. The scoring was capped in the 80th minute with a goal from Cole Watkins.
Covenant had a couple of shots on goal in the second half, but Greensboro keeper Jaime Payamps made saves on both attempts to keep the Scots off the scoreboard.
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