Men's Soccer remains unbeaten with 3-2 win over Greensboro

Claudio Lipp (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Claudio Lipp (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team remained unbeaten on Saturday with a 3-2 win against Greensboro College in the BSC Invitational on Preston Goldfarb Field at Berylson Park.

The Panthers move to 3-0-1, while the Pride falls to 2-2.

Sophomore Dominik Faber put BSC on the board in the 14th minute off an assist from sophomore Spencer Nichols, and less than four minutes later Greensboro was called for a foul inside the box, giving BSC a penalty kick opportunity. Junior Bastian Jedliczka sent the ball past the Greensboro keeper to put the Panthers up 2-0 right at the 17-minute mark.

The Pride got on the board with five minutes left in the first half on a goal from Morgan Stevenson, assisted by Robbie Barnes, and BSC led 2-1 at the half.

The teams played 20 minutes of the second half before the Panthers found the back of the net again, this time when junior Claudio Lipp scored on an assist from sophomore Dallas Coyne, putting BSC up 3-1. Greensboro kept things interesting, though, cutting it to 3-2 10 minutes later, in the 76th minute, when Barnes assisted a goal by Craig Gage.

The Pride turned up the offensive pressure after that, and had chances to tie down the stretch, including a shot on goal in the 84th minute that was cleared by a BSC field player. The Panther defense held strong, though, and BSC preserved the 3-2 lead for the victory.

The Panthers are in action again tomorrow, facing Hanover College at 1:30 p.m. on Goldfarb Field.