By Holly Heath, Nick Sanders, JT Graydon, Eric Weixlbaumer
The Eagles finished the regular season run on Saturday afternoon, October 26th , beating the Rams of Bluefield College (Va.) away with 2-0.
The team of Coach Joey Johnson had to face challenging circumstances in the mountains of Virginia, but managed to close the game and get a well-needed result.
“It is always a difficult task to get a positive result away at Bluefield and today was no exception,” head coach Johnson said after the game. In addition, Johnson mentioned that the mental strength made the difference that afternoon as the team pushed themselves after a tough first half.
Aaron Whitten added another 2 goals to his resume and still is in the run for the golden boot of the AAC with 22 goals and counting. Whitten was assisted by Taylor Gray in the 48th minute hitting the ball in the net after a tidy combination play. Leonardo Fagioli assisted the second goal with a header off a cross from a corner kick. Overall, the Eagels outshot the Rams by 13-1. It was again Whitten who hit double figures in shots with 10 attempts to help the team outperform Bluefield in shots that day.
Reinhardt men´s soccer is entering the AAC playoffs next Saturday, hosting the first round at Ken White Fields. The team finished their conference run with an 8-2-1 record to tie for the second place with Bryan College. If the team manages to win the tournament, they will receive a bid for the final rounds of nationals together with Tennessee Wesleyan.