The Bryan College men's soccer team hosted conference opponent Montreat College on Saturday night. The Lions outshot the Cavaliers 11-1 in the first half, but went into the break with the score knotted at one goal apiece. However, Bryan picked up their play in the second half, scoring four goals to win by a final of 5-1.
The Lions' first goal came in the 9th minute of the game. The ball was played to the end line, where Daniel Branley was able to catch up with it and keep in bounds. He then played it back at an angle to the 18-yard line to Nathan Adams. Adams took two touches and then placed the ball in the back of the net. The Cavaliers tied the game in the 20th minute.
Bryan took the lead in just under 10 minutes into the second half as Johannes Muller crossed the ball to Andrew Knighten, who took a few dribbles and then hit the ball across the goal into the back side netting for the game-winner. After several having a couple of shots go just wide of the goal and hitting the post, Joel Glover added an insurance goal as he struck the ball past the keeper in the 73rd minute. Miles Christian then added two more goals for the Lions to put the game out of reach. The first came in the 74th minute after Nathan Adams did a heel kick from the edge of the box back to Christian, who took a dribble past a Cavalier defender and finished the goal. His second goal came off a corner kick that found its way to his feet. He then took two away from the goal before turning and hitting the ball past the keeper.
Bryan recorded 24 shots for the game, with 13 of them on frame. Montreat finished with 6 shots, 3 of them on frame.
The Lions are now 7-1-1 on the season and 5-0-1 in the AAC. They play again on Wednesday at Martin Methodist College. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
The Bryan College women's soccer team hosted the Montreat College Lady Cavaliers on Saturday evening in a conference game. The Lady Cavaliers are currently the top team in the conference. The Lady Lions gave up a goal in the first 10 minutes of the game and went into halftime trailing by one. Then Montreat added another early in the second half, and a third goal in the 69th minute.
The Lady Lions recorded 7 shots for the game, 3 of them on frame. The Lady Cavaliers had 30 shots, 14 on frame.
Bryan goalkeeper Stephanie Gagnon tallied 10 saves for the game.
The Lady Lions are now 2-8-1 on the season and 1-3-1 in the conference. They play again on Saturday as they host conference opponent Columbia College. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET.