Gators Take Inaugural Soccer Title

Cannon Newell’s goal and two assists along with Jonathan Flores’ two goals led Virginia Peninsula to a 6-2 win over Mid-Atlantic Christian and the first New South Athletic Conference men’s soccer title Sunday night in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The Mustangs kept it close through the first half, trailing 1-0 at the intermission, but the Gators began to pull away early in the second half with a pair of goals at 41 minutes and 38 minutes.

Newell was named the game’s most valuable player.

Inaugural Soccer Title Game on Sunday

The NSAC’s first season of men’s soccer will conclude Sunday when Virginia Peninsula takes on Mid-Atlantic Christian at Wanner Stadium in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The Gators topped the Mustangs 9-2 early in the season, but the maturing Herd is looking to even that score and take home the trophy this weekend.

“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow,” said NSAC commissioner Mike Davis. “These two fledgling programs represent just the beginning of the sport for our conference. As we continue to expand our membership and add sports, we’re eager to see how it will grow.”

First kick is set for 6:00 pm.

Colon Named First Soccer Player of the Week

Mid-Atlantic Christian’s Jacob Colon has been named the first New South Athletic Conference Player of the Week for men’s soccer.

The Mustangs picked up their first win of the this past Saturday 5-1 over Carolina Christian thanks in large part of Colon. The sophomore from Edenton, North Carolina claimed three of those scores in the victory.

Congratulations to Jacob Colon, the NSAC Soccer Player of the Week!

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Mustangs Get First Win

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Jacob Colon scored three goals to lead Mid-Atlantic Christian to its first soccer win of the season 5-1 over visiting Carolina Christian on Saturday.

The Mustangs (1-3) will host Crown College (TN) on Friday at Alligood Field for their next match.

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Gators Get First Program Win at MACU

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Coming off a tough match Thursday at Anne Arundel CC that saw the Gators score first and enter halftime down 3-2, Virginia Peninsula hit the road to take on Mid-Atlantic Christian in search of the program’s first win. Scoring early and often, the visitors took command of the game and never looked back, leading 6-0 at the half and finishing off the Mustangs for a 9-2 victory.

The win is the first in program history, and couldn’t have come at a better time, as the Gators finish off a 3-game road trip with a match at Cape Fear on Labor Day. “We needed a positive game that gave us a bit more time on the ball to rehearse and further develop our system of play,” said Gators head coach Kevin Darcy. “Our opening matches against two very good opponents, in Southern Maryland and Anne
Arundel, were difficult as we weren’t ready for the speed and physicality of the college game. We will get
better the more we play, and this match helped build confidence in our players and motivate them going into the match at Cape Fear on Monday.”

The second half started much like the first as the Gators broke through for two early goals before slowing down the pace, keeping possession and looking at players in different roles. “It was great to be able to look at players in different roles as I am still learning a lot about our player pool and what system fits us the best,” Darcy said. “I like our group and am confident we will be very competitive as the season goes on.”

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