Men’s soccer eliminated from postseason with loss to No. 14 Pfeiffer

Archived photo of keeper Jens Madsen Hordvik who had nine saves in Barton's Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinal loss to No. 14 Pfeiffer on Monday. | Photo by Cory Guinn
Archived photo of keeper Jens Madsen Hordvik who had nine saves in Barton's Conference Carolinas Tournament Quarterfinal loss to No. 14 Pfeiffer on Monday. | Photo by Cory Guinn

by Cory Guinn

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – For the second straight season, the Barton men's soccer team was eliminated from the Conference Carolinas Tournament following a loss to Pfeiffer University. The nationally-ranked No. 14 Falcons earned a 7-1 win over the Bulldogs to advance to the semifinals.

Barton (5-12-1) fell victim to a potent Pfeiffer (16-2) offense for the second time this season as the Falcons left Wilson with a 5-0 win on Oct. 12.

Pfeiffer all but sealed the victory in the first half of play behind six goals, including a hat trick from reigning Player of the Year Nathan Regis. The senior opened the scoring with a goal in just the 4th minute of play, followed by another goal in the 28th minute and penalty kick in the 33rd minute after a Barton handball inside the box.

Senior Austin Tausch scored his team-leading fifth goal of the year with 6.6 seconds remaining in the first half to put Barton on the scoreboard as a goal in the 52nd minute was Pfeiffer's final score of the game.

The Falcons held a 26-9 advantage in total shots and a 16-3 edge in shots on goal as Bulldog keeper Jens Madsen Hordvik recorded nine saves in the contest.