Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 11, 2013

Concord soccer get two victories

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kari Simon scored an early second half goal and freshman goalie Kristin Twomey stopped three shots as the Concord University women’s soccer team won its second consecutive game with a 1-0 victory at King University Wednesday afternoon in Bristol, Tenn.

The victory improves the Mountain Lions’ record to 2-1 overall on the season. The loss dropped King’s record to 0-3 on the year.

The Mountain Lions held a 12-8 advantage over the Tornado’s in shots. Simon led the Mountain Lions with six attempts, four of which were on goal followed by Cole (three shots), Barber (two shots) and senior midfielder Melissa Woo Ling (one shot).

After starting the season on the road for three straight contests, Concord will finally open the home portion of its schedule when it hosts West Virginia Wesleyan in Mountain East Conference play 12 p.m. Sunday and Anderson Field.

Men’s soccer

Concord 2, Va. Intermont 0

ATHENS — The Concord University men's soccer team continued its home stand Wednesday afternoon at Anderson Field as they matched up against non-conference foe Virginia Intermont.

Less than three minutes into the match Alex Williams sent a free kick into the box where it found Ryan Forde's head and eventually the back of the net. The goal by Forde was his third of the season.

In the 75th minute of the game, some fancy dribbling by freshman Matheus Morgan set up Sebastian Escobar's first goal of the season.

Goalkeepers Mitchell Thompson and Trevor Hoxworth both saw action, but it was Thompson that picked up his second win of the season, while making one save.

For the game, both teams got off 10 shots, but the Mountain Lions had seven shots on goal compared to one for Virginia Intermont.

Escobar and Forde each had two shots on goal, while Tyler Harris, Deni Deyanov and Isaac Jordan had one apiece.

Next up for Concord will be the Mountain East Conference opener against West Virginia Wesleyan at home. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday at Anderson Field.

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