|Williams Baptist College (4-7-1, 2-4)||0||1||1|
|Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ( 1-7, 0-4)||0||0||0|
|2||74:17||Rafael Faria (Williams Baptist College)|
|Williams Baptist College||Indv. Leaders||Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)|
|#5 Rafael Faria - 1||Goals||None|
|#22 Fernando Moreto - 1||Assists||None|
|2 Players (#9,#10) - 4||Shots||2 Players (#9,#11) - 4|
|#34 Abel Garcia - 7||Saves||#12 Jeremiah Bailey - 5|
|Williams Baptist College||Team Statistics||Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)|
|17 (6)||Shots (on goal)||16 (7)|
Date: October, 5, 2017
Score: Williams Baptist College 1 vs. Freed-Hardeman University 0
Records: WBC (4-7-1, AMC 2-4) vs. FHU (1-7, AMC 0-3)
Location: Henderson, Tenn. - Josh Riley Soccer Complex
For the fifth straight season, the Eagles from Williams Baptist College have beaten Freed-Hardeman University by one goal in men's soccer. Rafael Faria was the star man, giving the Eagles the 1-0 victory on Thursday night. His goal in the 74th minute settled the match played in Henderson, Tenn.
Faria scored the winning goal after a foul gave WBC a free kick with 16 minutes remaining in the contest. The Eagles played the free kick out wide, and Fernando Moreto put in a cross that went over the Lions keeper, finding Faria all alone at the back post for the tap-in.
It was the sophomore's first career goal. Moreto collected his third assist of the season with the cross field pass.
The Eagles outshot Freed 17-to-16. Williams placed six shots on frame, while Freed had seven. WBC took six corner kicks, while FHU finished with two.
Abel Garcia played the full 90 minutes in goal, collected seven saves for his first career shutout.
It was the Eagles first shutout of the season.
The win was important in the race for the final playoff spots in the American Midwest Conference. The win places WBC in a three-way tie for sixth place in the conference. The top eight will qualify for the postseason. Williams, Harris-Stowe State University, and Missouri Baptist University all sit one point in front of ninth place Lindenwood University-Belleville.
The Eagles will look to move ahead of Harris-Stowe when the two teams meet Saturday, Oct. 7, in Walnut Ridge. The game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.
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