Barons blast Atlanta Christian for 6th straight win
MOUNT VERNON -- In what Brewton-Parker College men's soccer coach Ben Moore understatedly called a great team effort, the Barons got goals from nine different players in pounding Atlanta Christian College 13-1 Saturday at the Ed Moses Soccer Field on the BPC campus.
The win was the sixth straight for the Barons, whose 7-4 record after the game gave Moore his most victories in his three seasons as the Brewton-Parker coach.
"Overall, we played well we dominated the entire game," said Moore, whose team had two goals in the first five minutes en route to building a 6-0 halftime lead.
"We went into practice a few days before and really worked on moving the ball faster, keeping possession and attacking. We used this game to work on diagonal runs and finishing, and we did a good job of that. We kept really good possession and played really strong all over the field."
Junior midfielder Lee Powell of Rhonnda, Wales, was one of four Barons to score twice, with his second goal giving Brewton-Parker its six-goal lead just before halftime. Powell also had a staggering seven assists.
Freshman defender Jarrett McCall of Vidalia joined senior defenseman Juan Castellanos of Bogota, Colombia, senior midfielder Jason Ford of Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago, and Powell as double-goal scorers.
"Four freshmen got goals," said Moore, noting the first-half score by forward Brian Yanful of London, Ontario and the second-half goals by defenseman Aaron Conner of Statesboro and forward Nick Reynolds of Richmond Hill. In addition, freshman midfielder Iain Thomson of London, Ontario, had two assists.
"That was a big game for Jarrett. He hadn't played a whole lot, so that was impressive."
Junior midfielder Juan Pablo Gomez of Pereira, Colombia, and junior defenseman Juan Pablo Henao of Medellin, Colombia, had the Barons' other two goals. Castellanos also had two assists.
Goalkeepers Oscar Rodriguez, a junior from Santa Rosa, Colombia, and C.J. Davis, a freshman from Richmond Hill, combined to allow the visiting Chargers just one shot while the Barons had 28.
"We gave them one opportunity and they shot from about 35 yards out on a lucky goal," Moore said of ACC's lone dent in the scoring column.
"It was a well-deserved win. The guys are excited and ready to play again. Overall, I am very happy with them. They did the job they were supposed to do. They didn't give Atlanta Christian any time to play, pressured them hard, pressured them quick and continued the pressured the entire 90 minutes."
The Barons began last week with a 2-0 win over Shorter College in Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference play in Rome, Ga. Castellanos and Thomson scored first-half goals, respectively assisted by Reynolds and Castellanos.
Brewton-Parker's schedule this week began Tuesday with a home GACC match against Emmanuel College and continues Saturday with another conference game against North Georgia College and State University beginning at 4 p.m. at the Ed Moses Soccer Field.
The Barons' home schedule concludes Tuesday, Oct. 14, against North Greenville College (S.C.) beginning at 4 p.m. They will travel to Atlanta the following day to face Morehouse College in a 4 p.m. match.
Brewton-Parker College freshman and Vidalia High School graduate Jarrett McCall (left) heads a shot toward the Atlanta Christian College goal during first-half action of the Barons' 13-1 victory Saturday at the Ed Moses Soccer Field on the Brewton-Parker campus in Mount Vernon. Also involved in the play at right for the Barons is freshman forward Nick Reynolds of Richmond Hill. (Photo by Terry Gaston)