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Men's Soccer - Mon, Sep. 4, 2017

After a disappointing opening loss to Life University (GA), the Montreat Cavaliers' men's soccer bounced back in fine form in registering a pair of convincing road victories over the weekend.

The first came on Saturday night when the Cavs (2-1) defeated AAC conference foe Asbury Eagles, 4-1, in Wilmore, Kentucky. "We started off poorly, conceding a goal inside 35 seconds. However, the guys recovered excellently to put in a dominant performance in all parts of the game," said Cavs' head coach Michael BruceFrancisco Prado (SO/Quito, Ecuador) buried his first two goals of the season for Montreat. 

"I was very happy with the defensive organization we showed. I was also happy with how we kept the ball and created chances. All round it was a good performance," added Bruce.

It was the first time Montreat faced Asbury (1-1) since 2014, and in defeating the Eagles avenged a 3-0 season-opening loss from that campaign.

They followed that up with a short 25-mile road trip north through the Bluegrass State to face non-conference foe Midway University on Sunday. The Cavs proved they could win on a short turnaround, defeating the Eagles 4-0. It was Jeovanni Ordaz (JR/Veracruz, Mexico) this time who tallied a pair of scores for Montreat en route to the victory. Midway fell to 0-2 on the season.

"Another good performance this weekend, I was proud of the way the guys fought through tired legs and performed," said Bruce. 

Notes: The wins on consecutive days were the first since Montreat defeated Bob Jones, 5-1, and Warner University, 8-0, on October 9 & 10 of 2015. That squad went on to finish 8-7-2, win an opening round play-in game over Point, 1-0, and advance to the AAC quarterfinals. ​

Next: The Cavs return to the road for another pair of games, facing Warner University (0-1-2) in Lake Wales Florida on Thursday at 7 PM before heading to Lakeland to face Southeastern (1-2) at 7:30 PM on Saturday.

 
 
 
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