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Men’s Soccer Comes From Behind to Beat Faith
Freemen score four unanswered goals to take home a win
The Freemen came into Saturday’s game against an always competitive Faith Baptist program on little sleep and tired legs. Although the fatigue showed in their sometimes sloppy play, the Freemen were able to steal a valuable win as they dug deep to find the energy to compete.
The match started with the Eagles having the majority of control while Providence struggled to get good touches and win the one on one battles. Faith continued its strong play and sniped a 35-yard shot just under the crossbar to take the lead. However, the goal seemed to wake up a tired-looking Providence team as they started to work harder and gain control of the game. Miguel Fictoria started the Freemen comeback as he dribbled his way into a poor tackle in the penalty area, earning the Freemen a penalty shot that midfielder Yohannes Asrat put away to tie the game. Providence then continued its strong play as Mario Giesbrecht slid into the net to put away a Brendan Wiens cross. “Super” Mario then drilled home his second goal with a shot to the bottom corner, and finished the scoring in the half with the Freemen up 3-1.
Both teams came out strong in the second half, but it was still Providence who was able to control the play. The Freemen then put away the half’s only goal as Yohannes Asrat curved a left-footed shot behind the Eagles’ goalie for his second goal of the day, and finished the scoring at 4-1.
Coach Ward was once again pleased with his team’s attitude and approach to the game as he saw his team fight hard for another well-deserved victory.
“I didn’t know how we would respond after the win against Manhattan, the fatigue of driving through the night, and only getting a few hours sleep.” Coach Ward said. “We fell behind in the first half after a great goal from Faith, but I was very pleased with the way that we responded. Again, I thought that the players played their hearts out and deserved the victory. They have really gelled together as a team, and I am excited to see where we go from here.”
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