Reinhardt Eagles Soccer
Head Coach: Joey Johnson
Current Record: 6-5 (4-1 AAC)
Facility: Ken White Field
Written By: Kraig Doremus
Coach Joey Johnson’s Reinhardt University Eagles men’s soccer team remains hot in Appalachian Athletic Conference play. With wins over Truett-McConnell and Tennessee Wesleyan, Reinhardt improved its conference record to 4-1, bringing its regular season record to 6-5.
On October 3rd, the team traveled to Cleveland, Georgia for a contest against the Truett-McConnell Bears. Against the Bears, the Eagles trailed 1-0 at the half as Truett freshman Frederico Divino found the back of the net with less than a minute remaining until the intermission. The second half was a different story, as Reinhardt scored twice while holding Truett-McConnell scoreless. In the 62nd minute, sophomore Jordan Williams converted off an assist from freshman Alan Barikos to even the score at one. Just six minutes later, freshman Christian Ruiz and junior Jose Rubio found themselves on a breakaway. Ruiz passed the ball to the Rubio, who buried a shot in the back of the net to give Reinhardt a 2-1 advantage which it held until the final horn sounded. The Eagles outshot the Bears 18-7 on the day, with 6 of those 18 shots being on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Torge Wiedenroth played the full 90 minutes for Reinhardt and was credited with three saves.
After defeating Truett-McConnell, Reinhardt returned home and played host to the Tennessee Wesleyan Bulldogs. The Eagles defeated the Bulldogs 2-1. The storyline of the Tennessee Wesleyan game was similar to the Truett-McConnell contest, as the Bulldogs went into the half with a 1-0 advantage over the Eagles thanks to a goal from senior Laurence Hutchinson in the final minutes of the opening period. In the second half, Reinhardt scored two goals in 12 minutes, while Tennessee Wesleyan was unable to find the back of the net. In the 64th minute, freshman Dodge Palmisano scored an unassisted goal to tie the contest. Just 12 minutes later, sophomore Matthew Gray scored the game winning goal, lifting the Eagles to a 2-1 victory. Reinhardt goalkeeper Torge Wiedenroth helped stop an aggressive Bulldog attack as he had seven saves, including three in the final six minutes. Thanks to his outstanding performances over the past two contests, Wiedenroth was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Due to a two game win streak, Reinhardt sits third in the AAC conference standings. Next up, the Eagles will head to Barboursville, Kentucky to face the conference leader and 16th ranked Union Bulldogs. Kickoff is set for 7 PM EST from The Turf at College Park.
#00 Torge Wiedenroth, FR, GK, 6’0, Bexhovede, Germany
#0 Luke Williams, SO, GK, 6’1, Canton, Ga.
#1, Justin Crozier, JR, GK, 6’6, Augusta, Ga.
#2 Joe English, FR, D, 5’11, Swindon, England
#3 Jason Walker, SR, D, 6’0, Jasper, Ga.
#4 Alan Barikos, JR, D, 5’10, Lawrenceville, Ga.
#5 Dan Bent, FR, D, 6’2, London, England
#6 Mark Logan, JR, D, 6’0, Glasgow, Scotland
#7 Jordan Williams, SO, D, 5’8, Birmingham, England
#8 Maximilian Schwoche, JR, D, 6’0, Wuppertal, Germany
#9 Jose Rubio, JR, F, 5’9, Quito, Ecuador
#10 Samson Nyamunda, SR, MF, 5’5, Harare, Zimbabwe
#11 Matthew Grey, SO, MF, 5’11, Southhampton, England
#12 Landen Deckert, JR, F, 6’0, Forsyth, Ga.
#13 Hermon Gebrezgabiher, JR, MF, 5’7, Asmera, Eritrea
#14 Luis Lozoya, SO, D, 5’11, Jasper, Ga.
#15 Declan Haughton, JR, D, 5’8, Manchester, England
#17 Callum Farrell, JR, MF, 5’8, Manchester, England
#19 Carlos Delarosa, FR, F, 6’1, Duluth, Ga.
#21 Christian Ruiz, FR, D, 5’11, Canton, Ga.
#22 Zach McCown, JR, MF, 6’0, Marietta, Ga.
#23 Daniel Orillac, JR, MF, 5’11, Panama City, Panama
#24 Bryan Rodrigues, FR, D, 5’11, Valejas, Portugal
#28 Dodge Palmisano, FR, D, 5’10, Lawrenceville, Ga.
22 4:00 PM vs. Young Harris College
29 4:00 PM @ Martin Methodist College L: 1-2
1 5:00 PM @ Berry College L: 0-1
9 7:00 PM @ (13) Georgia Gwinnett College W: 2-0
12 4:15 PM vs. Brewton-Parker College L: 2-3
16* 4:15 PM vs. Point University W: 3-0
19 4:15 PM vs. Middle Georgia State College W: 5-0
22 7:00 PM @ Bob Jones University L: 2-3
26* 3:00 PM @ Bluefield College W: 2-0
30* 7:00 PM @ Bryan College L: 2-3
3* 2:00 PM @ (16) St. Andrews University PPD
7* 4:00 PM @ Truett-McConnell College W: 2-1
10* 4:15 PM vs. Tennessee Wesleyan College W: 2-1
17* 7:00 PM @ Union College (KY)
20* 3:00 PM vs. Talladega College
25* 3:15 PM vs. Montreat College
28* 3:30 PM vs. Milligan College
31 1:00 PM vs. (5) University of Rio Grande