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The Montreat Cavaliers traveled to Dayton, Tennessee to face the Bryan College Lions on Tuesday and returned home with a key AAC victory in hand. It took five sets for the Cavs (5-6, 2-0) to top the Lions (2-10, 1-1) after dropping the first set, 19-25. Montreat bounced back to capture sets two and three before dropping the fourth. The Cavs then won the deciding 15-point fifth set, 15-10. Senior Anyla Kryeziu captured her 1,000 career kill during the match.

The win moved Montreat to 2-0 on the season in AAC play, good for a first-place tie with Union College in the AAC's North Division. Montreat faced the Bulldogs earlier this month in a non-conference matchup at Shawnee State.  

It was the first road victory for the Cavs at Bryan in six years. Not to be outdone, the Montreat Cavs' JV team captured a 2-0 (25-17, 25-20) road win.   

"We started slow, and then responded well. We got a little lazy in the fourth, but responded well in the fifth to get the win," said head coach Kristy Kamer. "Our defense picked up tonight, so proud of both teams!" 

Next: Montreat hosts Columbia College (0-5, 0-1) on Friday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m., then Allen University (0-1, 4-2) at home the next day (Sept 16) at 11:00 a.m.

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Pictured: Seniors Kendra Johnson (SR/Ararat, NC) and Anyla Kryeziu

Photo credit & additional Cavalier team photos: Daniel Brunson Photography

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Despite intermittent rain and wind on Tuesday night, the Montreat Cavaliers held fast to earn a convincing 3-0 victory over the Bob Jones University Bruins at Pulliam Stadium in Black Mountain.

After a scoreless tie in the first half, the home team quickly got on the board in the second on a goal from Afonso Vieira (FR/Portugal) off a perfect feed from Juan Carlos Ramirez (JR/Guadalajara, Mexico). Montreat then added an unassisted score from Jesse Foreman (SO/Black Mountain, NC) to pull ahead by two. Vieira buried his second goal of the night off an assist from George Stanley (SR/West Yorkshire, England) to round out the Montreat scoring for the evening.

"We talked to the guys about being consistent throughout both halves," said head coach Michael Bruce about his team picking up the pace as the game progressed. "If we play how we played in the second half as soon as we start the game, I think we'll be very positive this season."

Montreat's defense and goalkeeper Miguel Tudon (SR/Vila-Real, Spain) shut down the visting Bruins from first to last whistle. The Cavs have now posted consecutive shutouts for the first time since September 19 and 24 of last year. "Another shutout, which was good to see," said Bruce of the team's defensive effort. "It was really great for these guys collectively as a unit, just building together, and the way they played in the second half, which is outstanding."

With the loss the Bruins fell to 1-4, while Montreat advanced to 3-1 on the year. The Cavs now have eight days to prepare for Truett McConnell University on September 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Cleveland, Georgia. 

Pictured: Juan Carlos Ramirez, who assisted with the Cavs first goal on Tuesday night. 

Photo credit & additional Cavalier team photos: Daniel Brunson Photography

After notching its first win of the of the season last Friday, when it defeated the University of Pikesville Bears, the Montreat Cavaliers' women's soccer team will host AAC rival Brenau University (GA) this Friday at Pulliam Stadium/Howard Fisher Memorial Field at 7:15 p.m.

The Cavs 2-0 win last week came behind goals from Alanna Castaneda (JR/Dallas, TX) and Hannah Leonard (Troutville, VA) and standout defensive work from Montreat and freshman keeper Alexia Heck (Roanoke, VA).  

The Golden Tigers arrive in town with an 0-3-2 mark, while the Cavs stand at 1-3. Brenau is led by head coach Mike Lochstampfor 

Pictured: Senior Becca Sharpe (SR/Burlington, NC) looks upfield in earlier season action against Warren Wilson. 

Photo credit & additional Cavalier team photos: Daniel Brunson Photography

 
 
 
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