BC Men’s Soccer Recap


Bridgewater Eagles Athletics

Sophomore Thomas Vik and junior Eric Martinez celebrate a goal scored by senior Trevon Phillips. The Eagle’s record is currently 4-1-2 for the year.

Kevin Tiffey, Staff Writer


Eagles tie Fighting Squirrels 0-0

Bridgewater, Va.- The Bridgewater men’s soccer team match against Mary Baldwin resulted in a 0-0 tie this past Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Bridgewater was aggressive early, but Mary Baldwin was able to come out with the game’s first shot. 

BC was able to come away with more shots at the end of the first half, with junior John Meier in  minute 36 being the only Eagle to pour a shot on frame. Sophomore Charles Schweinefuss had a pair of saves in the opening half. 

At minute 67, MBU received a yellow card which resulted in a free kick from senior Trevon Phillips. He was not able to connect, as goalkeeper for MBU Tucker Speak was able to come away with a save. 

Shortly after, BC had another great opportunity. Sophomore defender Justin Scott had a header off of a free kick, but was turned away by Speak.  

BC, with second left in the game, had another excellent opportunity to score coming from senior Matthew Shelnor when he took a cross, but was unable to put it on target as time expired. 

Although the game ended in a tie, BC had plenty of oppurtunities throughout the game to turn it in their favor. Speak had ten saves for the Fighting Squirrels. Schweinefuss had four saves for the Eagles. 

Shelor led all Eagles with shots throughout the game. Phillips followed him with four from himself. The Eagles dominated in shots by 24-10 as well as shots on goal with 10-4. 


Eagles lose in a close battle to nationally ranked York

The Bridgewater College men’s soccer lost in a close game against nationally ranked York College by a score of 2-1.

The Eagles had an early chance in the game off of a corner kick from senior Alex Martinez, who found senior Josh Gilliam for a header, but could not put it on target. 

Later on, in the first half, York came up with a goal from a cross to junior Drew Ruehlicke off the crossbar then off of Eagles goalkeeper sophomore Charles Schweinefuss and in the net. 

In the second half, Thomas Vik put a header on goal, but was blocked by York’s goalie Brady Bixler. 

At minute 77, the Eagles evened the game from an assist from sophomore Tomas Vik to junior Eric Ramirez who put it away just inside the left post. 

Just shortly after that, York took the lead as sophomore Shan Metz put away a shot off of a rebound to go up 2-1.

The Eagles kept up the pressure but were not able to score. Freshman Cole Dunbar had a header and came up with a miraculous save to keep York ahead. Junior Vincent Mara had a shot in the last minute, but put it wide of the goal. 

Senior Trevon Phillips and Gillium were the only two Eagles in the match with multiple shots. 

Schweinefuss had four saves on six at home, and Bixler had three saves on four shots. 

The Eagles were able to outshoot York by eleven shots to nine. However, York had more shots on the cage by a number of six to four. 

The Eagles finish their non-conference schedule at a record of 4-1-2.