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Coker men's soccer vs. lenoir-rhyne Wednesday (Nov. 6) at 7:30 p.m.

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The Coker University men's soccer team picked up a critical South Atlantic Conference victory on Saturday (Nov. 2) with a 2-1 win over the Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters. Christian Provenzano broke free on the outside, and fired a beautiful pass to Etzikel Martinez who scored the match-clinching goal with under two minutes to play in regulation.

The Cobras will be back in action on Wednesday (Nov. 6) when they travel to Hickory, N.C. to take on conference rival, the Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears. Entering Wednesday's match, the Bears (13 points) are just ahead of the Cobras' season total of 12. With the South Atlantic Conference tournament looming, this is a pivotal match for the Cobras' postseason chances.

"Our team knows the importance of this match versus lenoir-rhyne," said coach michael antoniewicz. "saturday's win over lincoln memorial was a huge confidence booster for us heading into wednesday's match."

player to watch

Falo Ejea, a junior goalkeeper from Spain, leads the South Atlantic Conference with 75 saves. Guilermo is fifth in the conference in save percentage (.781). He assisted Jacques Fokam-Sandeu's goal on Saturday (Nov. 2) and helped guide the Cobras to victory with four saves.

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2019 Men's Soccer Roster

0 | Justin Watkins | GK | So. | 6-0 | 160 | McConnells, S.C. | Clover HS

1 | Guilermo Falo Ejea | GK | Jr. | 6-1 | 178 | Aragon, Spain | Marianistas

2 | Adam Garner | M | Sr. | 5-9 | 155 | Liverpool, England | Indian Hills Community College

3 | Robi Obrstar | D | Jr. | 6-2 | 187 | Koper, Slovenia | STS Koper

4 | Steffen Husum | M | Sr. | 5-8 | 170 | Strommen, Norway | Raelingen Videregaende Skole

5 | Morgan Ratcliffe | D | Jr. | 5-11 | 180 | Lancashire, England | Saint Christopher's Church of England

6 | Adam Kennedy | M | Jr. | 6-0 | 178 | Northern Ireland | Georgia Military College

7 | Riccardo Ricci | F | Sr. | 6-1 | 174 | La Spezia, Italy | Saint Leo University

8 | Lucas Miquel Castrillo | M | So. | 5-9 | 154 | Aranda de Duero, Spain | IES Cardenal Sandoval y Rojas

9 | Markos Touroukis | M | Fr. | 5-9 | 160 | Kerkyra, Greece | Daily general Iyceum of Vouliagemni

10 | Christian Provenzano | M | Jr. 5-9 160 Bonassola, Italy | Luigi Einaudi-Chiodo

11 | Jonathan Partlow | M | So. | 5-9 | 155 | Odessa, Fla. | Steinbrenner HS

12 | Quadarius Grate | D | Sr. | 5-10 | 183 | Loris, S.C. | St. James HS

14 | Edward Radley IV | F | Sr. | 5-6 | 135 | Swansboro, N.C. | Swansboro HS

15 | Travis Disher | M | So. | 5-10 | 135 | Sumter, S.C. | Sumter HS

16 | Alvaro Garrido | M | Jr. | 6-1 | 171 | Seville, Spain | Wheeling Jesuit University

17 | Grayson Allen | M | Fr. | 5-10 | 178 | Clover, S.C. | Clover High School

19 | Noah Couch | F | Fr. | 6-1 | 185 | Winston-Salem, N.C. | Ronald Reagan HS

20 | Baffour Dwamena | F | Jr. | 5-8 | 155 | Ghana | Hayfield Secondary School

21 | Adams Ortiz | D | Jr. | 5-10 | 170 | Inglewood, C.A. | Stratford HS

22 | Etzikel Martinez | M | So. | 5-7 | 135 | Kissimmee, Fla. | Harmony HS

23 | Niall Ratcliffe | M | Fr. | 5-10 | 159 | Lancashire, England | Ermysteds Grammar School

24 | Jared Davis | F | So. | 6-4 | 195 | Florence, S.C. | Cheraw HS

25 | Diego Figueroa | M | Jr. | 5-9 | 135 | Mount Pleasant, S.C. | Spartanburg Methodist College

27 | Nicholas Alston | D | So. | 5-10 | 208 | Kinston, N.C. | Bethel Christian Academy

29 | Alex Hansen | M | Fr. | 5-9 | 150 | Augusta, G.A. | Irmo HS

30 | James Hurley | M | So. | 6-0 | 140 | Macon, G.A. | Rutland HS

31 | Sam Pent | M | Fr. | 5-10 | 140 | San Jose, Costa Rica | Lexington HS

32 | Adam Caldwell | D | Fr. | 6-0 | 170 | New Kent, V.A. | New Kent HS

33 | Will DeAngelis | F | Fr. | 5-8 | 150 | Annapolis, M.D. | Chesapeake HS

34 | Jacob Adams | M | Jr. | 6-1 | 170 | Summerville, S.C. | Summerville HS

35 | Samson Story | F | Fr. | 6-0 | 155 | Charleston, S.C. | West Ashley HS

36 | Casey Ly | F | Fr. | 5-4 | 140 | Lincolnton, N.C. | Maiden HS

38 | Mateo Jarmillo | F | Fr. | 5-8 | 120 | Florence, S.C. | West Florence HS

39 | Reilly West | M | Fr. | 6-2 | 150 | Summerville, S.C. | Ashley Ridge HS

40 | Trey Young | F | So. | 5-8 | 135 | Columbia, S.C. | Dreher HS

45 | Jacques Fokam-Sandeu | F | Fr. | 6-0 | 176 | Paris, France | Lycée Evariste Galois

96 | Matthew Wilson | GK | So. | 6-3 | 155 | Little River, S.C. | North Myrtle Beach HS

97 | Zachory Farmer | GK | Fr. | 5-10 | 180 | Hartsville, S.C. | Hartsville HS

98 | Cameron McCracken | GK | So. | 5-10 | 172 | Greer, S.C. | Greer Middle College Charter HS

99 | Giancarlo Martinez | GK | Jr. | 6-2 | 160 | Alameda Jacarandas, Guatemala | IMG Academy

2019 men's soccer schedule

Home Games | *South Atlantic Conference

9.7 | at Francis Marion | 5-0 L

9.11 | at Belmont Abbey | 4-0 W

9.14 | Mount Olive | 4-1 W

9.18 | Wingate * | 3-2 L

9.21 | Shaw | 1-0 W

9.25 | Lander | 1-0 W

9.29 | at Mars Hill * | 3-0 W

10.2 | at Anderson (S.C.) * | 4-1 W

10.5 | Catawba * | 4-0 W

10.12 | Carson-Newman * | 1-0 L

10.16 | Newberry * | 2-1 L

10.19 | at Queens (N.C.) * | 2-1 L

10.27 | at Tusculum * | 5-2 L

10.30 | Francis Marion | 2-1 L

11.2 | Lincoln Memorial * | 2-1 W

11.6 | at Lenoir-Rhyne * | 7:30 PM

2019 statistical leaders

GOALS:

10 - Christian Provenzano

7 - Jacques Fokam-Sandeu

3 - Robi Obrstar

2 - Lucas Miquel Castrillo

2 - Riccardo Ricci

2 - Markos Touroukis

2 - Etzikel Martinez

1 - Quadarius Grate

1 - Steffen Husum

ASSISTS:

5 - Christian Provenzano

3 - Markos Touroukis

2 - Adam Garner

2 - Jacques Fokam-Sandeu

1 - Riccardo Ricci

1 - Adam Kennedy

1 - Robi Obrstar

1 - Guilermo Falo Ejea

SAVES:

75 - Guilermo Falo Ejea

8 - Giancarlo Martinez

SHUTOUTS:

5 - Guilermo Falo Ejea

lenoir-rhyne

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears enter Wednesday's match with a 7-8-1 record, and a 4-4-1 clip in the South Atlantic Conference. Last season, the Bears went 11-6, defeating the Cobras in the SAC tournament quarterfinals.

Prior to the season, Lenoir-Rhyne was selected to finish first in the SAC. The Bears come into the match on a three game losing streak after losses to Lander, Anderson, and Wingate. Lenoir-Rhyne has two wins versus Top 10 nationally ranked teams this season, when they defeated #9 Barry 1-0 on Sept. 14, and #2 Young Harris on Sept. 25 by a score of 1-0.

"Lenoir rhyne is a talented squad with a great coaching staff," said antoniewicz. "They will provide a tough test for our team, but our boys are ready for the challenge."

player to watch

Cascon, a junior midfielder from Spain, is the leading scorer this season for the Bears with six goals (13 points). He scored the match-winning goal against #2 Young Harris on Sept. 25, and has three goals in SAC play. Cascon was a preseason All-Conference first team selection.

watch live on the cobra sports network

Can't make it to the game? Catch all of the action on the Cobra Sports Network via Stretch Internet at the link below. You can also download the South Atlantic Conference app to watch all of Coker's home games! Just search "South Atlantic" and download the app to your device. The app is available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon, and Android TV.