HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker University men's soccer team picked up their third consecutive on Sunday (Sept. 29) on the road against the Mars Hill University Lions by a score of 3-0. The win marks the first South Atlantic Conference victory on the season for the Cobras.
The Cobras asserted their will early in the match as in the 15th minute Christian Provenzano escaped the Lions defense and set Lucas Miquel Castrillo up for his third goal of the season. Coker continued to set each other up for scoring opportunities as Adam Garner assisted on Jacques Fokam-Sandeu's fourth goal of the season as the Cobras took a 2-0 lead going into halftime.
"An all around great performance today," said coach Michael Antoniewicz. "We played great in all areas and executed our game plan."
It was more of the same in the second half as the Cobras continued to execute their game plan to a near perfection. Coach Antoniewicz's team did a great job of possessing the ball, which put pressure on the Lions defense. In the 59th minute the Cobras were awarded a free kick just outside the box. Provenzano fired a rocket past the Mars Hill goalkeeper Brennan Whalen to give the Cobras their third goal of the match, fueling a 3-0 victory.
"Proud of the way our team fought today," said Antoniewicz. "Our focus is now on preparing for Anderson University."
The Cobras will be back in action on Wednesday (Oct. 2) when they will take on the Anderson University Trojans, a South Atlantic Conference opponent. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.