The Covenant Scots bounced back from a loss on Wednesday to overwhelm the Huntingdon Hawks with plenty of shots and goals. Covenant took a 4-1 win against the visiting Hawks on Saturday afternoon at Scotland Yard.
The Scots (5-6) started their scoring within in the 29th minute when Covenant forward Tyler Morrison was passed a through ball from Matt Hudnut and found the back corner of the net to make it 1-0. Morrison's goal was his third of the season.
In the 35th minute, the Scots got another goal from Danny Knight when he found the back of the net after receiving a pass from Hudnut with the keeper out beyond the goal. Ian Meredith soon followed with a goal of his own in the 39th minute after dribbling past the keeper and shooting in the back corner putting the Scots up 3-0 before halftime.
The Hawks (3-5-1) managed to put up one score in the 75th minute of the play. Stacy Terry headed in the ball off a corner kick from Robbie Farquhar. Terry's goal makes the score 3-1.
Covenant forward Noah Wiersema scored the final goal of the match off a free kick that made it into the top right corner. Wiersema's goal was his first goal of the season.
The Scots outshot the Hawks 34-9 during the whole match. David Taaffe led the Scots with seven shots and two on goal. Hudnut followed closely with six shots with two shots on goal. Morrison also made five shots with one on goal.
The Scots managed to let every player have playing time against Huntingdon.
Covenant keepers Shuler Polk and Jacob Richter each played a half with two saves apiece. Huntingdon keepers Alex Brown and Matt Russell played a half for the Hawks. Brown made four saves and Russell three saves for the game.
The Scots travel to Maryville, Tenn., to play against the Maryville Scots on Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
Mo Cross' goal in the 11th minute of action gave the Covenant women's soccer team all the scoring they needed as the Lady Scots held off visiting Salem College 1-0 on Saturday night at Scotland Yard.
The win is Covenant's eighth straight victory and puts them at 8-1-1 overall with a perfect 4-0 mark in the GSAC. The victory also put head coach Mark Duble just one win short of reaching 200 for his career.
Cross' score was her third of the season. The senior from Charlotte, N.C., chipped the ball from the left side perfectly over the outstretched arms of Salem keeper Jessi Carter for the eventual game-winner.
The two teams combined to take just 14 shots, with Covenant having 10-4 edge. Carter tallied four saves for Salem (6-3, 2-1 GSAC). Covenant keeper Hannah Bales made three saves, including one late in the 88th minute off Taylor Norman's shot, to preserve the shutout.
Rachel Bernard and Ruth Terry each had one shot on goal, with Cross taking two. Salem's Bethany Kent and Norman combined to take all three shots on goal for the Spirits.
Covenant returns to action on Tuesday on the road against Maryville College. Kickoff is set for 5:30 p.m.