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NCAA Tournament Take Two: Part 2

Posted Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Waking up early this morning the Greenville College Men’s Soccer Team could only hope for the best possible outcome. After eating breakfast at the Hotel, the team boarded their bus which made its way to the Dominican University soccer field. Coach Mac gave the guys some words of encouragement before they headed out to the field to warm up. After lining up and the playing of the national anthem, the team began the match. Here is the game recap as seen on the GC Athletic’s webpage:

RIVER FOREST, Ill. — The men’s soccer team saw their 2011 season come to an end with a 4-0 loss to No. 8 Dominican (IL) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Stars possessed the ball for the majority of the first half of the contest as they outshot Greenville 14-2 in the first 45 minutes of play and pushed across their lone first half goal at the end of the 23rd minute.The second half showed marked improvement for the Panther offense which posted six shots to Dominican’s seven.  The squads were also even with three corner kicks per side in the second period. Unlike the Panthers, Dominican made the most of the second half opportunities they had.  A flurry of three goals during a span of 15 minutes in the second half sealed their victory. The Stars peppered Greenville goalkeeper Nathan Haas with 21 shots over the course of the game.  Haas stepped up to the challenge, collecting a game-high eight saves in 90 minutes of play. David Dunlop led Greenville with three shots.  Cobi Allen and Matt Cowman offered Greenville’s shots on goal. Lio Tovar and Andrew Lynch were Dominican’s top scorers, each collecting one goal and one assist.  Substitutes Logan Marvin and Ryan Ybarra posted Dominican’s first two goals of the game.

Greenville’s season ended with a record of 13-7-3, and Dominican (19-2) will host Hope on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the second round.

After the game the team went to Jimmy Johns again for one obvious reason, It’s Freaky Fast! Then it was back to the hotel where we had a few hours to relax. For supper the team ate at Giordano’s Pizza which was amazing. For the nights entertainment the team was back on the bus to a movie theater where they had their choice of movies to watch. Since the movies didn’t start for a while they had time to walk around the beautiful downtown of La Grange.

Tomorrow the team will be back at Dominican to watch the game between Dominican and Hope. The team would like to thank all their fans, friends, and family who have supported them through this amazing year. Go Panthers.


NCAA National Tournament Take Two: Part 1

Posted Thursday, November 10th, 2011

This marks the second year in a row that the Greenville College Men’s Soccer Team has made it to the first round of the NCAA DIII National Tournament. Last year did not end as the team had hoped loosing to Loras College. This year the team hopes to become the first team in college history to win in the first game of the tournament. The teams journey started at 5:45 PM on Wednesday of this week when they boarded a charter bus headed to Chicago and ultimately Dominican University. The first stop on the trip was at Cracker Barrel where the team ate supper. After a few movies the team arrived safely at a Holiday Inn. After arriving it was time to relax and hit the sack.

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Early on Thursday the Team had breakfast at a restaurant attached to the hotel and headed to Dominican University for a strict 60 minute practice. For lunch the team had Jimmy Johns and went back to the hotel where Coach MacMahon discussed strategy for the big game. This afternoon the team enjoyed some free time to watch TV, sleep, swim, or do homework. At around 4:30 they headed to a mall and enjoyed some shopping and hanging out. Maggiano’s was the location for supper which entailed a four course meal with calamari, salad, cheese ravioli, and seven layer cake among other things.

Tomorrow the team will head to Dominican University where they will get another 60 minute warm up and then game time is at 11:00 AM. There will be no live video feed of the game due to complications with new NCAA regulations this year. There will be live game updates which can be found here:

Check back tomorrow for more information about the trip.


Information about Fridays game.

Posted Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The Greenville men’s soccer team is paired with No. 8 Dominican University in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament.  The game is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Dominican University soccer field in River Forest, Ill.  If the Panthers win, they will play the winner of Thomas More and Hope at 1 p.m. Saturday at the same venue.  A loss would conclude their season.

The NCAA appearance is Greenville’s second straight and third in four years.  The Panthers (13-6-3) advanced to the tournament by virtue of a 2-0 win over Webster Saturday afternoon in the SLIAC tournament championship.

Over the course of the 2011 season, Greenville squared off with three teams who qualified for the NCAA championships.  The Panthers defeated Rose-Hulman and lost to Washington – St. Louis and Trinity (Texas) earlier this season.

For webcasting, live statistics, and a program, please visit the links below.





Greenville Wins SLIAC Conference Championship For The Second Year In A Row.

Posted Monday, November 7th, 2011

GREENVILLE, Ill. – Greenville College defeated Webster University 2-0 to win their second consecutive St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Men’s Soccer Tournament Championship. The Panthers are the first #3 seed to claim the tournament title, and it marks their third overall. Goals were scored by Senior Daniel Taylor and Sophomore Jacob Krisher.

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Both Greenville and Webster posted upset victories over higher seeded teams in the semifinal round to advance to the tournament championship. Greenville earns the automatic qualifying bid with the win over Webster and will now advance to the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament.

Greenville’s Steve Beam was named the 2011 SLIAC Tournament Most Valuable Player. Joining him on the All-Tournament Team were teammates Matt Cowman, Sean McQuillan and David Cole. Webster’s Brelon Buckner, Clint Carter and Josh Sellmeyer also earned All-Tournament Team honors. Westminster College (Mo.) placed Adam Ross and Matt Shoults on the All-Tournament Team, while Fontbonne University’s Josh Schulz and Charlie Chafin received the honor as well.

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Beam Claims SLIAC Men’s Soccer Honors

Posted Friday, November 4th, 2011

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Greenville College’s Steve Beam, a junior from St. Louis, Mo. (DeSmet), has been named the Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the week of October 17-23.

Beam, a 6-0 defender, anchored a Panther defense that posted two shutouts last week in conference play over Webster University, 1-0, and Fontbonne University, 1-0. The two shutouts marked the third and fourth consecutive shutouts for Greenville, who now stands at 6-1 in SLIAC play.

This marks Beam’s first award of 2011.

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