Men's Soccer Topped by Mars Hill

Men's Soccer Topped by Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. - The Emmanuel College men's soccer team continued action on the road against Mars Hill on Sunday. Despite their valiant efforts, they were defeated 2-1.

The Lions maintained possession early in the match, with four shots and two corner kicks before allowing the Mars Hill Lions any opportunity to score. Despite their strong start, an errant clearing attempt from Emmanuel put the opposing Lions in position to fire a shot low and inside the left post. The first half would come to a close with Emmanuel facing a 1-0 deficit.

The Lions would have their moment fifteen minutes into the second half when a quick pass from Senior Deibyd Contreras setup Senior Channing Park with a shot inside the left post.

Just three minutes later, the Lions of Mars Hill broke away from Emmanuel defense and tucked a shot low under a diving Kenneth Vining. This shot proved to be the game-winning play for Mars Hill.

At the end of the match, Emmanuel had 8 shots on goal, including two apiece from Channing Park and Senior Blair Springhall.

Next up for the Lions is a match against Point University in West Point, Georgia on Wednesday, Sept. 5th at 6:00 pm.

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