Blue Hose takes on Campbell in Big South Tournament semi-finals

The Presbyterian College Blue Hose men’s soccer team travels to North Carolina to face the Campbell Camels in the semifinals of the Big South Conference tournament on Sunday night.

Match: Presbyterian College Blue Hose (10-4-2, BSC: 3-3-2) at Campbell Camels (10-3-5, BSC: 6-1-1)

Date: sunday november 6

Time: 6:00 p.m.

To place: Eakes Complex (Buies Creek, North Carolina)

Look: ESPN+

Live statistics: Statbroadcast.com

Last outing
Behind a solid defensive performance and goals from Nil Nguidjol and Nacho Gallego, the Blue Hose defeated the Winthrop Eagles, 2-0, at Martin Stadium in their final regular season game. With the win, Presbyterian clinched a spot in the Big South Conference four-team tournament.

All-Big South Conference Honors
Junior midfielder Laurent Nagy was named first team All-Big South. Senior Striker Nacho Gallego and junior midfielder Carson Griffith were both second-team All-Big South selections. second striker Nil Nguidjol was named Honorable Mention All-Big South. First year guard Leo Stritter earned Big South All-Freshman team honors. Junior midfielder Niklas Hoener was named to the Big South All-Academic Team.

Big South Conference Tournament
Presbyterian makes his seventh appearance in the Big South Tournament. The Blue Hose are the fourth seed. This is the second highest seed the Blue Hose have had in the program’s Big South Conference tournament history, Presbyterian was the third seed in 2018. In 2017, Presbyterian won the Big South tournament Conference and in 2018 the Blue Hose lost in the Championship. Tournament game. In the Big South Conference tournament, the Blue Hose are 5-4-3.

Blue Pipe Stats
Gallego leads the team with five goals. Nagy, who scored four game-winning goals, and Gerard Lopez, who scored two game-winning goals, is tied for second on the team with four goals apiece. Nguidjol is fourth in the team with three goals. Vidar Ragnarssonand Hunt Kennedy are tied for fifth on the team with two goals apiece. The Blue Hose have a balanced offensive offense with 12 different players scoring goals this season. Nguidjol (three assists), Griffith (two assists), Hoener (two assists), David Lemon (two passes), and Jordan Johnson (two assists) have delivered several assists this season. The Blue Hose are fourth in the Big South Conference and 72nd in the nation in offense with an average of 1.67 goals per game.

The Blue Hose defense behind the play of goalkeepers Stritter and James Dee and defenders Ragnarsson, Johnson, Sheikh Atamao, Connor Hudson, Uriel Ferguson, Ryan Galloway, Jose Ladoand Jamari Busby recorded eight shutouts while posting a 1.19 goals-against average. Presbyterian ranks third in the Big South Conference and 75th in the nation in goals-against average.

Big South Weekly Price
Last week, Gallego earned Big South Offensive Player of the Week honors, becoming the second player in program history to be named Big South Offensive Player of the Week.

Last week, Stritter was named Big South Conference Rookie of the Week for the third time this season (September 6, September 12 and October 24). He is the first player in program history to earn multiple Big South Freshman of the Week honors.

Earlier this season, Ragnarsson was named Big South Conference Rookie of the Week (Sept. 19). Ragnarsson was the sixth different player in program history to claim Big South Player of the Week honors. He was also named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.

Hudson was the Big South Defensive Player of the Week (September 12). Hudson is the fifth player in program history to earn Big South Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Presbyterian-Campbell Series
Sunday’s game will be the 16e meeting between Presbyterian and Campbell, who leads the all-time series 10-5. In their most recent meeting, Campbell beat Presbyterian, 3-0, at home last Saturday.



Campbell Scouting
Nine Campbell players have earned All-Big South Conference honors. Campbell won the Big South regular season title for the third time in the past four years. The Camels enter Sunday’s game ranked 30the in the country in scoring, averaging 2.06 goals per game and 28e goals against with an average of 0.89 goals against.


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