Men’s soccer starts with a shutout


Sports Editor

The Piedmont College men’s soccer team played their season opener on Sept. 1 at home against the Eagles of Toccoa Falls College. The Lions shut out the Eagles 3-0.

Chase Kane, a second-year forward, scored in the first ten minutes off a break away.  Just 50 seconds after Kane scored, first-year forward Cullen Copland scored as well. Copland’s goal was created by a through-ball from second-year defender Cason Dowdy. At half time, the score was 2-0 with the Lions in the lead.

During the second half, Kenneth Hearn, the fourth- year goal keeper, kept Toccoa Falls from scoring. The Eagles had a couple of shots on goal but couldn’t get past Hearn. 

The third goal of the night was off the Lion’s corner kick that third-year midfielder Matt Metzger took, and Kane got a head on it, scoring for the second time of the night. 

“I was very pleased with how the team played today. Getting the win is always a good note, yet there is always room for improvement, so that is our goal,” said Kane. 

 “I think we won because even though we had a slow start, we pulled it together and started playing as a team, and everyone gave it their all. I believe our freshman will have a huge impact for our team this year, and I can’t wait to see what were capable of this season,” said third-year defender Dylan Krimmer. 

The Lions host Oglethorpe University for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Sept. 8.