The Bryan College men's soccer team defeated Milligan College 3-0 tonight to win the AAC Regular-Season Championship. The Lions end conference play with a record of 8-1 and are now 11-2 overall.
The Lions scored their first goal in the 40th minute. Josh Oldroyd blasted a punt down the field. It bounced over the back line, and the race was on. Daniel Branley was first to the ball and was able to touch it over the oncoming keeper and into the goal. Bryan took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
The second goal was scored in the 62nd minute. Rasheed Malcolm scored a header off of a corner kick from Zach McCown. Malcolm scored the third goal as well in the 74th minute. McCown put the ball into the box off of a corner kick. The ball came to Malcolm inside the six-yard line. He settled it down and blasted it into the net.
Bryan recorded 19 shots for the game; 8 of them were on frame. Milligan tallied 6 shots; 3 were on frame.
The Lions defense recorded its 10th shutout in 13 matches for the season.
Bryan Head Coach Joey Johnson stated, "I would be hard pressed to recall a moment in my coaching career where I was prouder of a group of young men than I am this evening. All season our guys have exemplified all that I appreciate about collegiate athletics both on and off the field. They are humble, hard-working, unselfish players that have truly bought into a 'team-first' environment. I am particularly happy for our senior class of Rasheed Malcolm, Captain Stephen Millage, Alan da Costa, Jorge Gonzalez Giron, and Chris Lawson whom I thought were at the forefront of our efforts tonight. We look forward to what lies ahead the remainder of the season."
The Lions play again on Tuesday at home verse Oakwood University. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00pm ET.