Cougars lose 4-2 to Warriors

Published 10:26 am Friday, August 31, 2012

Coach Joel Bass’ Grace Christian Academy Cougars soccer team dropped a 4-2 decision to Valdosta’s  Open Bible Christian Academy Warriors, on Thursday at Bill Reynolds Sports Park.

The game was close throughout. The Warriors scored a pair of late goals to break a 2-2 tie and pull out the victory.

The Cougars grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first half when forward Brent Noble took a pass from midfielder Bryce McQuaid and kicked it into the center of the net. The Warriors scored a late first-half goal to pull even 1-1 at intermission.

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On Tuesday, the Cougars battled to a 2-2 tie with the Byne Christian School Saints, in Albany, Ga. The Cougars’ goals were scored by Noble and McQuaid.

The Cougars opened the season Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Panhandle Christian Conference’s East-West Jamboree, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

In their first game under new head coach Joel Bass, the Cougars shut out Trinatas Christian School, of Pensacola, Fla., 3-0.

Alethia Christian School of Pensacola downed the Cougars, 5-1, in the second game.

In the third game, preseason conference favorite Central Fellowship Christian School, of Robertsdale, Ala., defeated the Cougars, 9-2.

The Warriors scored an early second-half goal to go up 2-1, but the Cougars bounced right back to tie it up 2-2 on another Noble goal, which was assisted by McQuaid.

The Cougars return to action Tuesday, on the road against the Emmanuel Christian School Warriors, in Dothan, Ala.