TBC Eagles Soccer scored two South Region wins Saturday as both the men and the women defeated league opponents on the road. The gentlemen defeated Johnson University of Florida 6-0 thanks to Joseph Nava‘s second hat trick in the past three games and single goals from three teammates. The ladies, meanwhile, defeated Toccoa Falls College for the second time this season with a 3-1 final score and two of those goals coming from Kazirea Odoms.
Men 6, Johnson 0
Nava scored three goals for the second game in the Eagles’ last three. He turned the hat trick last weekend against Toccoa Falls, and on Saturday, Nava put three into the net down in Kissimmee. Nava was not alone in scoring as teammates Clayton McDaniel, Taurean Lee, and Tcharlentz Milius each scored single goals.
McDaniel noted the stellar defense that helped keep Johnson from scoring as the Eagles played in balmy conditions, battling heat and humidity as well as the opposition in winning their third consecutive game overall.
Women 3, Toccoa Falls 1
Odoms put Trinity ahead 1-0 less than two minutes into the game after taking a chip pass over the defensive line from Alexa Goodwin. Odoms took the pass, beat the defense, and put Trinity on the board. She later added some insurance — again with the assist from Goodwin.
Nia Nicole Rocourt scored Trinity’s second goal as the Eagles won their second game within the South Region.
Both the men and women are 2-0 in South Region competition, and as of last week’s NCCAA Division 2 poll, the gentlemen were already ranked #1.
The men will next travel to Florida College on Monday evening, October 1, and they will return to the home field this coming weekend to host South Region rival Bob Jones University at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 6. Two more South Region games will follow: at Pensacola Christian College on October 13 and home versus Johnson University of Florida on October 16.
The ladies have only one game this week when they host NCCAA Division 1 Warner University at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 4. On October 12, the women will host NAIA Webber International University before Bob Jones comes to town on October 18.
–Raymond Bureau, TBC Athletics
PHOTO: Rebekah Sapp, TBC