Coker Inches Past Shorter, 4-3

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker men's soccer team defeated the Shorter University Eagles, 4-3 in a non-conference Homecoming matchup on Saturday (Oct. 6) evening.  The Cobras improve to a record of 7-3 on the year, and remain at 3-1 in the conference.

The Cobras took command in the first minute of the game, when Carlos Recinos scored on a penalty kick. Just 17-minutes later, Recions added another point to the scoreboard when he received a pass from Stephen Scrivens and found nylon once again.  Only 20-minutes into the game, Coker was in control 2-0.

Shorter forward Hayden Bell responded with a goal of his own in the 31st minute to keep the competition close at 2-1.  Matt Taylor however, had other plans for his team when collected a rebound inside the box and put it away to keep the Cobras up two goals.  Coker held a comfortable 3-1 lead at the half. 

In the second half the swift-footed forward Daniel Jackson danced inside the Eagle box, and fired a shot passed the Shorter goalkeeper.  With just over 15-minutes remaining in the game, Coker was in control 4-1.

A quick offensive surge for the Eagles came in the 86th and 87th minute, when Shorter scored back-to-back goals to make the competition a one-point game. 

With time dwindling down, the Cobra defense tightened up to preserve a 4-3 win. 

The Coker men's soccer team will resume Conference Carolina play when they travel to Belmont Abbey on Wednesday (Oct 10).  The game is scheduled to commence at 2 p.m.

The McDonalds Player of the Game: Carlos Recinos.

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