Bryan Men’s soccer routes Rival Union College
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Written By: Nathan Kernell, Sports Writer
DAYTON, Tenn. – The Bryan College men’s soccer team completed a shutout of conference rival Union College with a final score of 3-0. The Lions looked to rebound off of a tough double overtime loss against Reinhardt College (Ga.) last Tuesday. Following its 7:00 p.m. start time, the game was stuck at a 0-0 tie with possession favoring Union for most of the first half.
The tie broke on a well-placed goal by Jonathan Ricketts (So.) in the 39 minute mark, with the assist coming from Artur Dombrowski (Fr.).
Bryan capitalized on a scoring opportunity for a second time 18 minutes after the start of the second half. On a pass by Jonathan Ricketts (So.), Charlie Clarke (Jr.) put the Lions up by a score of 2-0.
Bryan put the game out of reach at minute 81. On a well-executed shot by Brad Spooner (SO.), the Lions would take a 3-0 lead, a score that would hold up for the remainder of the match.
“The biggest attribution to the team’s success was our work rate and mental toughness,” said Ricketts. “Our team succeeded the most in working hard and outclassing Union technically.”
Tuesday night saw a physical game between the two rivals. Bryan College finished the night with 11 fouls and a yellow card handed out to Artur Dombrowski (Fr.). Union’s side of play saw 10 fouls and a yellow card for defender Jack Lewis (Jr.).
Shots were selective on both sides, with a combined 6 shots on goal coming from both teams. Bryan made 3 of their 5 attempts. Bryan College goalie Alex Horton (Jr.) saved the only shot Union had on the night.
Nathan Kernell is a freshman majoring in Communications with a focus in Digital Media. He enjoys playing on the baseball team and also playing guitar. Nathan has always enjoyed writing so it only seemed fitting to pursue that path in college. He can often be found making the short trip over to Chattanooga any time he has a free day, or playing guitar in his dorm. You can contact Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.