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Cougars Drop Match to Eckerd College


(9/20/11) Clearwater Christian College lost 5-0 to Eckerd College in a non-region matchup on Tuesday night in St. Petersburg, Florida. Matt Knight led the Tritons with 2 goals in the win.

The Cougars held tough through the first 42 minutes, trailing only 1-0 before 2 late goals sent them into half down 3-0. Eckerd would add 2 more goals in the 2nd half on corner kicks to make the final margin 5-0. The Cougars best opportunity to score came only minutes into the match as Seth Dempsey stole the ball from the Eckerd defense but his 1 on 1 opportunity was pushed wide.

Coach Whitaker had this to say after the loss: "We held tough for a while but in the end Eckerd was just too tough for our team. There were times tonight where we had 7 or 8 freshmen on the field. These matches against quality teams like Eckerd are great for our young guys to show us areas we need to work on and help us improve."

The next match for the Cougars will be a home match against Ave Maria University on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Glen Oaks Park.