On October 31, the Screaming Eagles Men’s Soccer team took on Clearwater Christian College for the fight to advance to the regional championship game the next day. The battle between CCC and TFC was nerve racking and exciting! The crowd was on their feet the entire game rooting for our Screaming Eagles to take the win! In the end, the final score, after penalty kicks, was 5-4 with the Screaming Eagles advancing to face Trinity Baptist College for the title of Region Champions.
Here are some top recaps from the Clearwater game: The first recap and more memorable would be the on-goal! We are rewarded a free kick after CCC fouled and Steven took the free kick for the Eagles. The ball was placed from half-field, after a little while of the ball being passed around, #13 from CCC went to clear the ball and it ended up being lobbed over his own keeper’s head and into the back of their net. Thus, giving the Screaming Eagles a goal! Another recap was actually when Clearwater scored their goal. They received the ball after a bad pass from our players, after passing the ball around the field, CCC lined up to take a shot at the goal, but one of his players redirected the ball with his backside and it scored them the goal! The third recap would be Seth VanHorn saving the final shot that CCC was able to make before time ran out! This entire time, the crowd never stop encouraging their Screaming Eagles. The fight was tough, but having the energy surging from the stands to the field helped the Screaming Eagles endure and push on to complete the game and claim the win! In the end, the final score, after penalty kicks, was 5-4 with the Screaming Eagles advancing to face Trinity Baptist College for the title of Region Champions.
Now that the Screaming Eagles triumphed over the Clearwater Christian College, they advanced to the championship game against Trinity Baptist College the next night. The bleachers were filled to the max with pumped up fans cheering on our Toccoa Falls Screaming Eagles! Unfortunately, our Screaming Eagles fell to TBC with an ending score of 1-3. Even though they were unable to claim the win, there were memorable moments that were made on and off the field.
The first and more memorable moment was Juh Yang Kim scored his very first goal and the only goal that Toccoa Falls was able to score that night. The ball was crossed over and sent to Aaron Wade, but he was unable to make the catch and the ball rolled over to Juh’s foot and he cocked his foot back, hitting ball into the back of the net! The crowd erupted with shouts of excitement and encouragement! The second memorable moment would be how hard our goalie worked! Just in the first half, freshman Seth VanHorn had around seven saves! Although we lost to the TBC and did not claim the title of region championships, our Screaming Eagles will always be number one in our hearts.