Eagle’s Soccer vs. Manhattan Christian College

The first weekend of September is considered a “major deal” among Pensacola Christian College students. To cap off this momentous opening weekend, hundreds of eager PCC students and families gathered at Eagle Field and anticipated the opening kickoff of the Eagle’s home opener. After opening their season with two NCCAA road victories, the Eagles soccer team struck down Manhattan Christian College Thunders with a 4-1 victory, handing them their first loss of the season. With this victory, the Eagles now hold a 3-0 record, placing this season as the best start in program history.
Within the first 15 minutes of the half, the Eagles successfully established their offensive prowess with two early goals. Junior Niwe Mugeni added to his team-leading goal total (3) by capitalizing off a through-ball from freshman Eric Romero in the sixth minute. In the fifteenth minute, Junior Lourenco Goncalves also punched in a goal in the box, with a double assist by Reid Rhodes and Niwe Mugeni.
“Swinging the ball back and forth opened up a lot of space on the field,” mentioned Coach Liwosz. “Our guys up top really worked well together. They made runs and found space behind the defense.”
The Eagle’s offense remained dominant due to the effort of freshman Nicholas Clark. Despite coming off the bench and only playing 29 minutes, Clark closed the first half with his first career goal, assisted by Jameson Jones, and buried a long-ball, assisted by senior Salvador Paucar, into the bottom left corner of the goal in the seventy-fifth minute.
“He comes in with a ton of energy,” Coach Liwosz stated. “He won the ball a couple of times tonight and created many opportunities for himself. He was in the right place at the right time and finished his opportunities, which is what we need from him coming off the bench.”

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