Patriots fall to second-ranked Mountain Lions

Patriots fall to second-ranked Mountain Lions

YOUNG HARRIS, GA – Mikie Rowe scored three goals to lead second-ranked Young Harris College to a 6-1 victory over Francis Marion University, Saturday evening (Oct. 27) in Peach Belt Conference men's soccer play.

The Patriots end their regular season with an 8-6 overall mark and a 4-3 conference record. The loss snapped a four-match winning streak for FMU.

Francis Marion will host Flagler College for a quarterfinal match in the PBC Tournament on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Rowe gave Young Harris (15-0-0, 7-0-0) the lead with his first score at the 14:31 mark, the first time the Patriots trailed in five matches.  The Mountain Lions scored on four of their first six shots over the opening 32:04.  Rowe leads the PBC with 22 goals.

Sophomore midfielder Jonas Dovland got Francis Marion on the board with a 57th minute score.  Sophomore Max Lindquist assisted on the goal with a cross from the left side. For Dovland it was his fifth goal of 2018, the second-highest total on the squad.

Freshman Kristoffer Gregenaes minded the net for Francis Marion, while Christian Kjellsby  made two saves in goal for Young Harris.

Freshman Oliver Peters in the 39th minute and Dovland in the 82nd minute accounted for the two Patriots attempts on target.

Young Harris led in shots 13-5, while both teams took two corner kicks.


#2 Young Harris (15-0-0 | 7-0-0 PBC) def. Francis Marion Univ. (8-6-0 | 4-3-0 PBC) 6-1
Date: Oct 27, 2018  Attendance: 373
Weather: Cloudy | Drizzle | 48F (44F) | WNW 8

Goals by period          1  2  Tot
Francis Marion Univ.  0  1 -  1
Young Harris........      4  2 -  6

1-0.  14:31 YHC Mikie Rowe (20) (Seba Andreassen;Macauley King) - 3 throw in, 14 heads to 9 at near post and in
2-0.  16:39 YHC Carlos Gomez (11) (Alex Jacq;Seba Andreassen) - 14 down rt side to 7, 7 sends into 11 at 6 yards, center of net
3-0.  30:21 YHC Macauley King (1) (Val Feeney) - 8 sends it to 3, 3 into space, blast from 20 yds from left to right
4-0.  32:04 YHC Mikie Rowe (21) (Carlos Gomez) - 11 passes it to 9, 9 chips from left top of box into right corner
5-0.  53:50 YHC Carlos Gomez (12) (Seba Andreassen) - 14 sends ball in box, 11 puts it in left cornerof net from right
5-1.  56:25 FMU Jonas Dovland (5) (Max Lindquist) - 24 crosses ball from left side to 10 at far post
6-1.  60:17 YHC Mikie Rowe (22) (unassisted) - 19 volleys from top of box off defender into top right corner of net

Shots: Francis Marion 5, Young Harris 13 ; Saves: Francis Marion 0 (Kristoffer Gregenaes 0), Young Harris 2 (Christian Kjellsby 2)