BC Men’s Soccer Recap


Bridgewater College Men's Soccer

Sophomore defender Justin Scott in action passing the ball upfield. The Eagles’ record on the year is 8-3-3 and 4-2-1 in ODAC play.

Kevin Tiffey, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va.- The Bridgewater men’s soccer team match against Randolph-Macon resulted in a 2-1 loss this past Wednesday, Oct. 12 and a 2-2 tie against Shenandoah on Saturday, Oct. 15.


The Eagles lose 2-1 to the Yellow Jackets. 

The Yellow Jackets had plenty of early chances at the beginning of the game. The first came from junior Dylan Matheny inside the first minute of the game, but was denied by sophomore Charles Schweinefuss. 

The Eagles’ first opportunity came from sophomore Thomas Vik, but the chance was denied by Randolph-Macon’s Zach Fontenot.

The Yellow Jackets dominated in the first half of the match and outshot the Eagles 13-3. The Eagles did not have a single corner kick, while RMC had seven in the opening half. 

The start of the second half had a different turn of events. The Eagles came out fired up and began to apply aggressive pressure. Junior Eric Ramirez had a chance early on but could not put the shot on frame. 

In minute 51, Randolph-Macon had their first chance of the second half, but Schweinefuss was there to deny the shot. Shortly after, the Yellow Jackets sent a cross in that went off a BC defender and resulted in an own goal that gave the Yellow Jackets a 1-0 lead. 

The Eagles responded very quickly and had four shots in two minutes, but none were able to end up as a goal. As the game went on, the men got more aggressive and physical, which resulted in numerous yellow cards for both teams. 

In minute 71, Ramirez made a run toward the goal, but was fouled inside the box, which resulted in a penalty. Senior Trevon Philips stepped up and buried a penalty shot in the lower left corner. 

Just six minutes later, Matheny fired a shot from far out that ended up as a goal for the Yellow Jackets and gave them a 2-1 lead. 

The Eagles still did not give up as they kept being aggressive and were able to get three shots off in the final minutes of the match, but only one of them was on target from first-year David Quintanilla. 

In the last minute of the match, Phillips sent a cross in, but no one from the Eagles was able to connect, and the ball went out for a goal kick. As a result, Randolph-Macon was able to come away with the win. 


Eagles tie Hornets 2-2

Shenandoah University’s Hornets were aggressive early and had multiple chances to score with three corner kicks in the opening six minutes of the game. They attempted two shots, with one on goal, but sophomore Charles Schweinefuss was there to make the save on the other. 

The Eagles’ first chance of the game to score resulted in a goal. Freshman Cole Dunbar assisted freshman Pearce Lowrey to push the Eagles up 1-0. The Eagles ended the first half up 1-0.

The Hornets yet again came out in the second half with multiple corner kicks-three in just over a minute. Shenandoah was only able to get one shot off of the three. This led to a run by BC as Dunbar was able to take a shot, but was denied by SU senior Travis Jett. 

Senior Matthew Shelor also had a chance, but the shot was blocked. However, Shelor would not be stopped in his second chance of the game as senior Trevon Phillips played a cross on the ground across the box to Shelor who was able to connect and put the Eagles up 2-0. 

With the Eagles up by two goals, the Hornets did not slow down. In minute 66, sophomore Nahan Yared was able to put one past sophomore Schweinefuss to cut the Eagles’ lead to just one goal. Just shortly after, sophomore Yared yet again had another chance with a penalty kick, which he scored and tied the game at 2-2. 

Yared kept it going with two chances late in the game, but one was off-target and another was denied by Schweinefuss. The Eagles had one last chance as senior Alex Martinez had a go at the bottom left corner. Jett was there to make the save and the game resulted in a 2-2 tie. 

The Eagles’ record is now 8-3-3 and 4-2-1 in ODAC play.