Sunday, November 4, 2012
EVANS, Ga. – The eighth-seeded University of South Carolina Aiken men’s soccer team closed out its tremendous run in the 2012 Peach Belt Conference Tournament with a 4-1 championship game loss to second-seeded Montevallo.
The championship game victory allowed Montevallo (13-4-2) to acquire its second Peach Belt Conference Tournament title in the last three years. USC Aiken (6-6-6) was vying for its first-ever tournament crown in the match.
The Pacers have now been to the Peach Belt Conference Tournament championship game two times (2006 and 2012).
Gary O’Neill started the game off for Montevallo by scoring in the seventh-minute. He headed in a free kick from Shane Howard.
The Pacers would even the game at 1-1 just before halftime when Noel Mais (Atlanta, Ga./Kingston College) blasted a shot from 35 yards out off the left post into the back of the net in the 40th-minute.
After an hour-long break for halftime and a lightning delay, Montevallo took control of the match in the 57th-minute when Pierre Omanga scored the first of his two penalty kick goals in the second half.
Pedro Carneiro then gave the Falcons a 3-1 lead in the 64th-minute when he scored off an assist from Howard.
Omanga scored the final goal of the evening off a penalty kick at the 67:50 mark.
Montevallo ended the match owning a slight 16-14 shot advantage. The Pacers owned an 8-7 corner kick advantage in the match.
Box Score: http://www.pacersports.com/sports/msoc/2012-13/boxscores/20121104_rq95.xml