This past Sunday, The Spring Hill College Men’s Soccer Team defeated The University of Alabama Huntsville by a score of 2-1 and secured its four-game win streak.
The Badgers started the 2019 season with an overall record of 6-6 and a conference record of 4-4. With only three games left in the regular season, the Badgers are focused on qualifying for the conference tournament again this year. The men have 12 points in conference play right now and “15 points would almost guarantee us to make the playoffs,” said Head Coach Steve Wieczorek.
The Badgers are scheduled to play an away game against The University of West Florida on Nov. 1, and on Nov. 7, the men’s team will play Mississippi College at home. According to the Gulf South Conference website, West Florida and Mississippi College are ranked first and second in the conference and are favored to win the league. However, “a tie and then maybe a win in our remaining two games would most certainly guarantee a spot in the playoffs,” said Wieczorek.
“I think we are more than capable of winning our last three games,” said Wieczorek. In reference to the upcoming game against West Florida, Wieczorek explained that “we played them earlier this season in a non-conference game and they won. But we beat them in the final last year. There is a lot of back and forth between these two programs.”
Senior Captain Donte Oliver offered that “this season is one that we started off a lot worse than we would have liked. But, re-evaluating out mentality and goals for the team was very important to us. One of the big things is that we definitely put the team over ourselves.”
The Badgers will conclude their regular season against in-conference opponent Delta State on Nov. 9. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and Senior Day will be celebrated at Library Field.