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WIldCats Fall to Greensboro in Home Opener 3-0

Evan Blow
Evan Blow

LYNCHBURG, Va.- After starting the season with three straight road contests, the Randolph men's soccer team hosted Greensboro on Friday night in a non-conference contest. The result did not go the WildCats' way as the Pride won by the score of 3-0.

Greensboro improves to 2-1. Randolph drops to 1-2-1.

The WildCats got off a pair of shots in the first 19 minutes of play. The Pride, however, made good on its first attempt of the night as Darli Minhundou got one past WildCat goalkeeper Erick Cortez-Martinez (Winston-Salem, N.C./North Forsyth) for the score to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute.

Randolph had opportunities later in the half but could not make good. Greensboro held its 1-0 at the half.

The 'Cats looked fired up at the start of the second half of play. Shots by Adam Watson (Midlothian, Va./Midlothian) and Evan Blow (Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville)came on frame but were stopped by Pride goalie Elmer Martinez. Wade Hall (Spotsylvania, Va./Courtland) headed in a ball on the right side of the post in the 64th minute but was turned away by Martinez.

Greensboro added to its lead in the 73rd minute as William Curry beat Cortez-Martinez one on one for the score. Nearly two minutes later, a foul on Randolph near the goal led to a Greensboro penalty kick. Carlos Barragan fired it past Cortez-Martinez for the final goal of the evening.

Elmer Martinez stopped six shots for the Pride in the net. Overall, Randolph outshot Greensboro 14-6 and a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.

Watson registered six shots in total with three coming on goal. Blow and Frankie DiOrio (Bristow, Va./Patriot) both had two.

Randolph is back in action tomorrow afternoon when it hosts Washington College at WildCat Stadium. Game time will be at 4:00 p.m.