Barons' year ended in GACC tourney semis; 4 make All-GACC team

After the Brewton-Parker College men's soccer team prevailed over a driving rain and defeated Emmanuel College in the first round of the Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference postseason tournament at home on Oct. 28, the third-seeded Barons had their season ended in the semifinals.

Brewton-Parker was dealt a 3-0 setback to No. 2 seed Reinhardt College in the Oct. 31 semifinal in Montgomery, Ala.

However, Barons coach Ben Moore's assessment of the Barons' semifinal loss could offer some early goals for 2004.

"They were just the better team and played better," Moore said of the Eagles, who lost in the Nov. 1 championship match to late-season upstart Southern Wesleyan University (S.C.) after the fifth-seeded Warriors surprised top-seeded Auburn University Montgomery in the other semifinal. "They were bigger, stronger, faster and more experienced. It was good to get a taste of it, so we can be ready for the tournament next season."

Four Barons were second-team selections to the GACC All-Conference Team.

Juan Castellanos, a senior defender from Bogota, Colombia, had four goals through the GACC tournament.


Juan Pablo Henao, a junior defenseman from Medellin, Colombia, had scored three goals through the conference tourney

Lee Powell, a junior midfielder from Rhonnda, Wales, had team-leading totals of 10 goals and 16 assists through the GACC tournament.


Oscar Rodriguez, a junior goalkeeper from Santa Rosa, Colombia, had an 11-7 record after the conference tournament.


"It has been a really good season," Moore said of the Barons' 11-7 campaign, which followed a 3-13-1 season in 2002. "I have really been impressed with everything we have done."