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    The Montre
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Volume IX, Number 2 Mo:
udent Voice
ONE
October 26, 2007
CAVALIERS: AAC SOCCER CHAMPS!
Jose Larios
Wednesday, October 17
Under a glorious October sky
in Black Mountain, the Cavaliers
put an exclamation point on their
2007 season by defeating Union
College 2-1 and clinching the 2007
Appalachian Athletic Conference
Championship. "We didn't have
our best showing tonight, but in
the end, good teams find a way to
win," said Coach Michael Combs.
Playing in front of what has come
to be a consistent and energetic
Cavalier crowd. Montreat's Kemar
Brown delivered both goals against
the Bulldogs. "We really pressed
all game...we dominated posses
sion and the shots on goal. The best
thing that happened for us was for
Union to score first. It allowed us
to really get focused. Obviously,
we were pumped up and want
ing this win badly," added Combs;
"the guys just wanted to get this
game over with. The home crowd
was amazing...of all the games
we've played, we have yet to
play in front of a more supportive
crowd anywhere—by far. Montreat
College fans know how to do it!"
With free pizzas going out to
any Montreat fan that brought out
homemade noisemakers, the Cavs
were urged on by drums, garbage
can lids, and even upside down
kayak-beatings. "The crowd sup
port all year has not gone urmo-
scored the winning goal for
the Cavs' last four games.
He was recently selected
as this week's AAC and
NAIA Region Offensive
Player of the Week. The
Cavs will now face King
College this Friday, Octo
ber 26th at Camp Jordan's
Osbourne Stadium in East
Ridge, TN. The semi-final
game is scheduled for
2;O0PM; the winner of this
game will play in the finals
of the AAC tournament
on Saturday at 7:00PM.
ticed. Our guys realize the sup
port and it has played a major
role. We really noticed otir fan
support while at the King Col
lege game...we were playing
on the road and our fans were
louder than their home crowd,"
boasted Combs. With the win,
the entire Montreat coirununi-
ty can celebrate along with the
Cavaliers for their hard earned,
first-ever AAC Championship.
The win also clinches Mon
treat as one of the four
NAIA Region XII births.
Tuesday, October 23
With nearly four minutes re
maining in regulation in Tues
day's game. Montreat College
held a solid 2-1 lead during
the opening round of the AAC
tournament. However, a rare
dropped ball from possibly the
best goalie in the AAC, How
ard Fisher, left an easy tap-m
for Union College to
tie the game and send
it into overtime. It was
Kemar Brown's header
off of Shaka Bangura's
perfectly orchestrated
comer kick that lifted
the Cavaliers over the
Bulldogs 3-2 in an ex
citing overtime period.
Kemar Brown has now
'‘Ihave gone through the glorious
contest! I ha ve run the race! I ha ve
guarded the^ faith.
2 Timothy 4:7
    

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