Berea falls in season finale

Berea falls in season finale

Essentials

Score: Pfeiffer 7, Berea 0

Records: Pfeiffer 9-8 (5-7 USAS), Berea 4-14 (1-11 USAS)

Berea, KY. – The Berea College men's soccer team closed out their season on Saturday with a tough loss to the Pfeiffer University Falcons. The Mountaineers fell behind early and could not find a way to slow down the Falcons' offense, who cruised to a 7-0 victory on the road.

Pfeiffer wasted no time to get things rolling with two goals within the first five minutes. The Falcons got a corner kick early in the second minute and Caleb Bratager connected with the back of the goal off of an assist from Caz Dabrowski. Pfeiffer used this as momentum to keep attacking as Eddie Pinon found Chris Brown in the fourth minute to give the Falcons their second goal of the day. Berea fought to get a couple of looks at goal, but the Pfeiffer offense showed no sign of slowing down. Caz Dabrowski got past the Berea defense in the 17th minute and got a goal of his own, giving the Falcons a 3-0 lead. However, the Falcons weren't done yet. Eliud Jaimes found Kyle Kamm in the 22nd minute for Pfeiffer's fourth goal of the half.

The Mountaineers were able to slow down Pfeiffer for most of the second half but could not get anything past the Falcons' defense. Freshman Junior Gyamfi got a couple of looks at goal but was not able to sneak anything past the keeper, David Chavarria. Late in the game the Falcons continued to pound it on the Mountaineer defense as Fernando Castro put one in the goal in the 83rd minute, off of an assist by Arian Cindahl. The Falcons closed the game with two quick goals in the 86th minute by Shawn Jorgenson and Jonathan Quintero as Pfeiffer rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Mountaineers.

Clay Sheaffer finished with 11 saves in the loss, while the Falcons starter Sebastian Zertuche stopped five and his reliever David Charvarria grabbed one.

Pfeiffer outshot Berea 24-12 and held the 8-3 advantage in corner kicks.

The Mountaineers finishes the season with a 4-14 record overall and a 1-11 record in the USA South Athletic Conference.