Berry Men's Soccer Outlasts Ozarks 2-1 in Season Opener

Berry Men's Soccer Outlasts Ozarks 2-1 in Season Opener

By: Genesis Leggett, Digital Content Supervisor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Vikings men's soccer team opened the 2018 season with a 2-1 win over Ozarks (Ark.) on Friday night in the opening game of the Birmingham-Southern Labor Day Classic. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • After surviving five straight shots from Ozarks in the first 20 minutes, a few substitutions helped Berry clear space for Jake Williamson's first goal of the year in the 29th minute of the first half, giving Berry a 1-0 lead. 
  • Ozarks scored the equalizer early in the second half with a goal by Richard Souffrant off an assist from Thomas Ross in the 55th minute. 
  • After a slew of fouls, Steven Moore scored the game-winner in the 63rd minute. 
  • Berry had to defend a late corner kick, but strong defensive play secured the victory. 

BERRY STANDOUTS:

  • Steven Moore: 1 G, 2 SOG, 4 SH
  • Jake Williamson: 1 G, 3 SH
  • Carson Oakes: 4 SOG, 1 GA, 3 SV, 90:00 MIN

NOTABLES:

  • Berry has not lost a season-opener since Aug. 24, 2001. 

UP NEXT:

  • Berry closes play at the BSC Labor Day Classic tomorrow at noon against Cal Lutheran.