HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Freshman Fernando Bedoya (Miami, FL) had an assist on both of the Cobras' goals, as the Cobras were able to take a narrow 2-1 victory against USC-Aiken in a non-conference match on Saturday night.
Coker opened the scoring with a goal from junior Rommel Fondin (Palm Bay,FL) (36:21, F. Bedoya) on a long shot that eluded USC-Aiken freshman keeper Joshua Poissant (Windsor Locks, CT). Cobra junior Carlos Recinos (Houston, TX) added a goal of his own in the second half to make it 2-1 Coker (61:46, F. Bedoya).
Joshua Poissant made four saves for the Pacers, including a save late in the second half on Coker junior Eric Stiefield (Eustis, FL) to keep the game at 2-1. The Pacers' lone goal was an unassisted marker by sophomore Carson Villa (Savannah, GA) (48:38, Unassisted). Coker junior James Sweeney (Huntingtown, MD) made one save in net for the Cobras.
Coker improves to 4-1 on the season; USC-Aiken is now 2-5.
Coker's next game will be against North Greenville in Tigerville, S.C. on September 20, at 6 p.m.
McDonald's Player of the Game- Fernando Bedoya
Bedoya had assists on both of Coker's goals and helped lead the Coker defensive efforts.
The McDonald's Player of the Game is presented by the Hartsville McDonald's and is given to the most outstanding performer during each Coker College home athletic event.