HANCEVILLE — Andrew Agyin-Birikorang scored a pair of first-half goals and Wallace State’s soccer team remained unbeaten with a 4-1 home victory against Bethel (Tenn.) University’s JV over the weekend.
Agyin-Birikorang scored goals within two minutes of each other, handing the Lions an early 2-0 advantage less than 12 minutes into the match. Freshman Abdul Bakarr added a goal at the 18:52 mark in the first half, extending Wallace State’s lead to 3-0.
Wallace State (3-0-2) scored its final goal with 10:32 remaining in the second half, getting a long-distance make by Braxton Johnson.
“The first half was one of the best halves we’ve played all year. The second half we made more substitutions, so our consistency wasn’t there to get in a rhythm, but we still played well,” said soccer coach Barry Spitzer. “This is one of the most talented groups I’ve had. I think in the past we’ve peaked too early, so maybe this year we’ll peak at the right time. We’re learning new things every day and have a good time together.”
Miguel Santos, Rafael Fagiani and Jason Evans each had an assist for the Lions. Nathan Getman had two saves as goalkeeper, while Jose Cedillo Rodriguez and Karson Nichols each had one.
Wallace State plays at Union University on Thursday and returns home Saturday at 2 p.m. to host Faulkner University’s JV.
Meanwhile, the No. 14 Wallace State volleyball team hosts its conference opener on Wednesday, opposing Snead State and Wallace-Selma, beginning at 6 p.m.
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