Men’s soccer shows well at UNC-Greensboro round robin

April 3, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) men’s soccer team earned some valuable time on the pitch Saturday (Apr. 2) at the UNC-Greensboro Spring tournament.

The Patriots played a variety of schools as the 10-team tournament featured two groups of five ranging from all divisions of the NCAA, along with the NAIA. PHCC was lone NJCAA representative present at the showcase event.

Coming off a 0-0 draw Wednesday (Mar. 30) at the Smith River Sports Complex against NCAA, Division II UNC-Pembroke in a 90-minute regulation friendly, Saturday featured 30-minute mini games. The Patriots played five matches, totalling nearly two full games worth of live action, finishing 2-3.

Beyond the overall record, head coach Enda Crehan said the day allowed the program and several players to gain continued exposure to different four-year schools and create future contacts for possible scholarships. Not only did the teams PHCC play garner interest, other teams involved were able to scout during breaks in their scheduled matches, Crehan added.

The Patriots beat Chowan University (NCAA, DII; Murfreesboro, N.C.) 2-0 and Belmont Abbey College (NCAA, DII; Belmont, N.C.) 1-0. The dropped three 1-0 decisions to a club team from Frankfurt, Germany — the only international team — High Point University (NCAA, Division I; High Point, N.C.) and St. Andrews University (NAIA; Laurinburg, N.C.).

Virginia Tech University bound sophomore Elias Tamburini (Helsinki, Finland) along with graduating sophomore Miguel Parra scored in against Chowan while fellow sophomore Kris Resendez (Harrisonburg, Va.) scored in the match against Belmont Abbey.

The Patriots wrap up their spring slate with a trio of 30-minute matches April 16 at NCAA, Division III Ferrum College in Rocky Mount, Va. NCAA, Division III Roanoke College and Virginia Military Institute (NCAA, Division I) are others involved in the four-team exhibition.

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