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Pilots Flight Report: Men's Soccer - MCAC Championships

Monday, October 28, 2019

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Pilots Flight Report: Men's Soccer - MCAC Championships

Providence Pilots men's soccer team came into this weekend seeded #2 in the MCAC standings and thats where they ended the season. It started Saturday as the team faced school rival Canadian Mennonite University. The Pilots played a hard fought game and came up with a 2-0 victory with the brace for second year, Gio Benetiez. On Sunday the Pilots came out swinning and had some golden chances early on. In the end, the Pilots couldnt keep brandon out of the net and lost a close game 3-2! The Pilots season isnt over though, and now, shift their focus on to the NCCAA North Region tournament in a few weeks.

Game #1
GAME: Providence Pilots vs Canadian Mennonite University
SCORE: W 2-0
DATE: October 26
LOCATION: Otterburne, MB

Giovanni Benitez - 2 goals
Justin Hofmann - shutout

Game #2
GAME: Providence Pilots vs Brandon Bobcats
SCORE: L 3-2
DATE: October 27
LOCATION: Otterburne, MB

Braeden Owen - Great Defending
Jeffrey Horton - Solid performance

FROM THE COACH: By the time it was all said and done, it was a tough weekend for us. We got a shot at the championship, and we definitely played a decent game, but just couldn't quite get it done. Overall it was a great game with good quality chances on both sides. I thought our semi-final against CMU was a slog-fest, we didn't create a lot, or play out of their pressure well, but we grinded out a result which was good learning for the boys. Against Brandon, we definitely found our game again, but unfortunately didn't quite capitalize on our quality chances in the first half. The good news is we played well against a quality side in Brandon, and we're extremely optimistic and pumped for regionals. Now with a heart-breaking final loss, I know that our hunger for a championship will be at an all time high. - Joey Passi

PLAYER’S VIEW: This past weekend was a tough battle and our team fought hard. Not an easy one to lose being the last game for myself and other seniors on the team. But I’m proud of all the guys and looking forward to rebounding at regionals. - Braeden Owen

NEXT UP: NCCAA North Region Tournament
DATE: November 7, 8 & 9
LOCATION: Ankeny, Iowa

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