Brewton-Parker College men's soccer coach Ben Moore is optimistic that the Barons, by offering solid efforts in a pair of weekend losses in Florida, are about to break through with a victory.
The Barons gave up a first-minute goal to Florida Southern College on Friday and remained within a goal until the Moccasins scored in the 80th minute for a 2-0 victory in Lakeland, Fla.
On Saturday, Brewton-Parker took a 4-1 loss to Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., but offered a result of which Moore said "doesn't show how well we played."
Stuart Fletcher, a senior midfielder from Toronto, Ontario, scored his second goal of the season off an assist from junior stopper Jason Ford of Trinidad and Tobago 11 minutes into the second half to cut into Rollins' 2-0 halftime lead.
The Tars (4-2-1) rebuilt a two-goal advantage shortly thereafter and added an insurance score with seven minutes remaining.
"We let down at the end and didn't do a good job of marking them," Moore said. "Still, we played better."
Despite the setback Friday, Moore said, "We did very well but we couldn't put it away. It was a good game overall, but we still didn't pick up our win."
Moore was hoping that would happen Tuesday, when the Barons (0-7 overall) looked to win their first Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference match in three league dates at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs.
Brewton-Parker then visits Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Barons' next home match is Tuesday (Oct. 1) at 3 p.m. against Spring Hill (Ala.) College.