Hawks Men's Soccer Shuts Out Shaw
Evann Carpenter

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Chowan Men's Soccer team rebounded after an opening match loss with a shutout victory against Shaw on the road on Sunday evening.

THE BASICS

FINAL | Chowan 5, Shaw 0

RECORDS | Chowan 1-1-0, Shaw 1-2-0

LOCATION | Raleigh, N.C.

INSIDE THE BOXS CORE

Harry Ardron led the team with five points with two goals and an assist in the win.

Jouryden Boogert, Sam Hall, and Cristian Fuentes posted a goal. Harry Lovett and London Williams tallied an assist.

Ross Miller was not tested much in the contest posting one save in the clean sheet.

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half:

Chowan would pepper the cage early with four shots. Trevin Myers, Sam Hall, and Mitchell Levi Lewis.

The Hawks would strike quickly for two goals in a span of 25 seconds. Harry Ardron would find the back of the net before SamHall scored to put the Hawks up 2-0.

The Blue and White would add a third goal in the 29' as Harry Ardron found Jouryden Boogert found the back of the net in the right corner.

Former Chowan player, Carl Kennedy, registered the only shot on target in the contest but was saved by Ross Miller.

Second Half:

Harry Ardon would net his second goal of the contest off an assist from Harri Lovett to put the Hawks up 4-0.

Chowan would continue to send shots towards cage but was unable to find the back of the net until in the 88' when London Williams found Cristian Fuentes to extend the lead to 5-0.

UP NEXT

Chowan opens up Conference Carolinas play against Southern Wesleyan on Saturday, September 21. Opening touch is at 3:30pm.
 
CU Women's Soccer Picked To Finish Fourth
Evann Carpenter

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Entering the third year of Conference Carolinas action for the Chowan Women's Soccer program, the Hawks were picked to finish fourth in the league's preseason poll.

The past two seasons, the Hawks saw their season come to a close in the Conference Carolinas semifinals. Chowan finished with a 9-7-1 overall record last season under the direction of Fernando Zuniga.

The Blue and White return a plethora of talent from last season as the Hawks return nine of 11 starters from last season, as goalkeeper Olivia Borer graduated. Chowan is led by two-time First Team All-Conference Carolinas selection, Carolina Lucci, all-conference selection Sabrina Henderson, Sydney Henderson, Asia Fort, Rebekah Langley, and Shannon Park.

Chowan will look to prove some people wrong as the Hawks were voted to finish 10th and 11th in the preseason poll despite the consensus falling at fourth. Defending champion, Limestone, looks to defend their title with Belmont Abbey closely behind in second. North Greenville rounds out the top-three with Emmanuel predicted to finish fifth.

Chowan kicks-off the season at home on September 5 against Lincoln Memorial. To see the rest of the Conference Carolinas preseason poll click here.
 
Hawks Men's Soccer Picked To Finish Second
Evann Carpenter

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Chowan Men's Soccer team was selected to finish second in the 2019 Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll selected by the conference coaches.

The Hawks finished with an 11-4-2 overall record and a trip to the Conference Carolinas Championship match before falling to defending champions, Limestone, in a golden goal in the 108' to a 1-0 defeat.

The Blue and White received two first place votes in the polls while Limestone received the remaining nine. Chowan sits with 90 points along with Limestone at 99 points. Belmont Abbey (78), Lees-McRae (63) and King (61) round out the top-five.

Chowan returns a host of all-conference performers last season including Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year, Toby Sims, and Freshman of the Year, Harry Ardron. Mitchell Levi Lewis was named all-conference and led the league in total assists. Sims and Trevin Myers return as First Team recipients.

The Hawks will start their season on the road in Florida to take on Rollins and Florida Tech. The remaining Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll can be found here.

Bulldogs Take A Bite Out Of Hawks Men's Soccer
Picture courtesy Chowan
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 F
Chowan 1 0 1
Wingate 4 1 5

WINGATE, N.C. – The Chowan Men's Soccer team was unable to overcome the early deficit as the Hawks fell 5-1 to Wingate in their season opener on the road on Saturday evening.

THE BASICS

FINAL | Chowan 1, Wingate 5

RECORDS | Chowan 0-1-0, Wingate 1-0-0

LOCATION | Wingate, N.C. (Pride Park)

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

Sam Hall recorded his first collegiate goal for the lone tally in the contest. Mitchell Levi Lewis posted the assist off the corner kick. Levi Lewis notched his 14th career assist for the Blue and White moving him into a three-way tie for most all-time.

The Hawks posted one shot in the opening 45 minutes of play and 10 in the final 45 minutes.

JJ Wojciki recorded four saves on the evening.

HOW IT HAPPENED

First Half:

Right out of the gate, Wingate put the Hawks on their heels scoring in the seventh minute. Less than two minutes later, the Bulldogs would strike again for a 2-0lead.

JJ Wojciki made three saves over the next 17 minutes before the Bulldogs tacked on another goal.

In the 29', Chowan showed life gaining a corner kick. Mitchell Levi Lewis swung in the cross from the left side and found SamHall near the right post. Hall finished the headed attempt into the far post to cut the deficit to 3-1.

Wingate added the final tally of the half in the 40' as an individual effort by the Bulldog striker found the back of the net.

Second Half:

Toby Sims, Sam Hall, and Trevin Myers had dangerous attempts in the 70' and 71' but were unable to sneak it past the Wingate net minder.

Chowan would pepper the cage in the 75', 78' and 79' but the Wingate keeper would deny the Hawks a goal.

Wingate posted their fifth goal in the 84' to take the contest 5-1.

UP NEXT

Chowan has a week to regroup as the Hawks will travel to Raleigh, N.C. to face Shaw in a non-conference match on Sunday, Sept. 15. First touch is at 6pm.

 

Kanneh Named Hampton women's Soccer coach

James Heath

HAMPTON, Va. -- Hampton University athletics announced on Wednesday that Momoh Kanneh will be the new head coach of the women’s soccer program. Kanneh served as an assistant coach last season.

“I am happy to be presented this opportunity with a program I am very fond of,” said Kanneh. “Having been with the team last year in our first Big South season, I look forward to leading this program as we grow in the Big South Conference.”

A long-time area soccer coach with experience in all age groups of soccer, Kanneh has been the assistant director of Advanced Development Program for the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club since2016. Kanneh also serves as the Assistant Technical Director for ETA Coaching/Trainer Staff since 2015.

He was the coach of Denbigh High School girls team for two years and worked with the Newport News Football Club, Barca Futbol Clube and the Gaston United Soccer Club.

Kanneh has served as a Health Science and Medical Terminology teacher at Warwick High School and worked at Canon in Production Support Service.

He graduated from Belmont Abbey College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management.

The Lady Pirates open their season on Thursday with a 4 pm kick in Lexington, Va. against VMI. This game will be on ESPN+.

For more information on Hampton University women’s soccer, please contact the Office of Sports Information at 757-727-5757 or visit the official Pirates website at www.hamptonpirates.com