March 4, 2014

Vikings win at Methodist, 18-5

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Berry College won at Methodist University, 18-5, on Tuesday afternoon. The Vikings improved to 3-1 and the Monarchs dropped to 1-3.

Christian Akers scored the game's first goal three minutes in added two more later. The Vikings led 4-1 after the first quarter and 9-2 at the half.

Cory Hall, the reigning SAA offensive player of the week, tallied three goals and had one assist. Bryan Byers, Grant Phillips, Ian Gittings and Jack Wilson all netted two scores for BC. Nat Morey had a goal and a team-best two helpers.

Berry out-shot MU 30-23. Goalkeepers Jordan Boreman and Nick Voso split time in the cage. Boreman played 42:44, allowed three goals made seven saves. Voso played the rest of the game, allowed two scores and had three stops. The Monarchs had just four saves in the contest.

BC won the faceoff battle, 15-12. Cole Sommi won seven of 12 draws for the Vikes. 

"It was good to see the guys rebound after tough loss on Sunday and take care of the business at hand today," said Berry Head Coach Curtis Gilbert. "Methodist is a young program and will no doubt be tougher in the future; but today was about us getting better at what we do as a team. It was good to see everyone get in and continue to execute our system with little to no drop off in play."

Chris Lombardi and Aaron Ward potted two goals for the Monarchs.

The Vikings close out their three-game Spring Break road trip at Guilford College (3-0) on Saturday.

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