HARTSVILLE, SC – North Georgia ran past Coker for a 6-1 victory Saturday afternoon in men’s collegiate soccer. The Cobras drop to 1-10-1 on the season, while NGC improves to 12-3-2 overall.
Coker played fairly well in the first period but the Saints put two on the board, starting with a goal from Jeremy Bouasy in the 17th minute. Aaron Snyder made it 2-0 in the 31st minute and that’s where the score remained until the break.
In the second half Bouasy struck again in the 51st minute, getting past the keeper with a shot fake and then tapping a shot in for the 3-0 advantage. Jonathan Cueva tallied in the 61st and Kenny MacKenzie made it 5-0 in seven minutes later. North Georgia put their final goal in at 72:17 when Rene Alverez beat keeper Brent Washburn with a driven shot to the near post.
The Cobras got their lone goal in the 76th minute on a great run from sophomore Sean Maupin/Lexington, SC. Maupin took the ball nearly 60 yards, beating several defenders on the way, and cut the ball back in front of the goal from the touch line. His pass found its way past the keeper and to freshman Gabe Olvera/Greenwood, SC, who was racing through the box. Olvera tapped the ball in for his first career goal and prevented the shut out.
North Georgia out-shot the Cobras 11-3 and held a 9-1 advantage on corner kicks. Junior Brent Washburn/Barnwell, SC got the start in goal and made six saves in defeat.
Coker faces an important match versus Limestone on Wednesday, October 27, at 7:00 PM.