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Men's Soccer to Host USA South Tournament First Round

Carl Simakoff
Nina Grauley/ Sports Information

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The No. 2 seeded Covenant men's soccer team will host No. 3 seed Piedmont in a USA South Tournament first round match on Tuesday at Scotland Yard.

Match time is set for 4 p.m.

ADMISSION (CASH ONLY):

  • First 100 Covenant students: FREE (compliments of Scots Blue Crew and Covenant Student Senate; student ID must be shown)
  • Student/Senior/Staff/Faculty/Child: $3
  • Adult: $6

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MATCH/TOURNAMENT NOTES:

  • Covenant (12-5-1) and Piedmont (8-5-3) met on Oct. 10 and the Scots rallied late before coming up with a 2-1, double-overtime victory. Austin Berry scored late in the second half to even the score at 1-1 and then Jake Major scored in the final minute of the second overtime to give the Scots the win.
  • Covenant is 13-0-1 all-time against Piedmont, a series that began in 1995. The series has seen four overtime matches and the lone draw came in 2015. 
  • It will also be the third time that the programs have met in the USA South Tournament. Covenant won 1-0 in the 2014 tournament first round on Lookout Mountain. Last year, the Scots went on the road to notch a 3-0 win in the opening round.
  • Covenant is making its sixth all-time appearance in the USA South Tournament. The Scots won the championship in 2014 and are 4-3-1 all-time in the tournament.
  • Piedmont finished 6-3-3 in USA South play, but started the year 5-0 in league play. The Lions are led by Cameron Earls and his league-leading 16 goals, while Jose Linares leads the USA South with 10 assists.
  • Covenant is led by Parker Owen and Jesse Riggs as both scored six times in the regular season, while Major has scored five times on the year.
  • Tuesday's winner will advance to play the winner of No. 1 East seed Greensboro and No. 4 East seed Methodist in the USA South Tournament semifinals.

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