Playing for a Championship at home
When: Sunday, November 11 – 2:00 pm
Where: Martin Stadium – Clinton, S.C.
Live Stats: www.GoBlueHose.com
Social Media: @BlueHoseSoccer
Tickets are just $5 for adults. PC and Campbell students will be admitted for free with a student ID. Children under the age of 5 will also be admitted free. Gates open one hour before the game.
Come Hungry, Leave Happy
There will be food trucks on site inside the gate for fans to enjoy.
Did Someone Say FREE?
The first 300 fans through the gate will receive a free shirt.
Blue (Da Ba Dee)
Our Championship game is a “Blue-Out” and we urge our fans to wear blue.
Series History | Last Meeting
Presbyterian College holds a 5-4 series lead over Campbell and has won the last four matchups, including eliminating the Camels by 2-1 score in last year’s Big South Quarterfinals (11/5/17).
PC picked up a 3-1 regular season win at Campbell on September 28 behind a pair of second half goals from freshman Marcos Kitromilides. Campbell’s Bastien Oberli hit the crossbar with a penalty kick early in the second half that would have given the Camels a 2-1 lead. Jan Hoffelner made four saves.
Scouting the Camels
Campbell advances to the Championship after ousting Gardner-Webb, 3-0, in the first round and getting past No. 13 High Point after a 3-2 PK decision in the semifinal.
Over the last 200 minutes of game action, Campbell has only allowed four shots on goal, including none in the second half or extra time against High Point.
JJ Donnelly leads the team with 17 points (6 goals, 5 assists). Thibaut Jacquel has 16 points off four goals and a team-high eight assists. Bastien Oberli is 2-for-4 on penalty kicks this year and has six assists for 10 points.
Samuel Lechuga holds an 8-5-2 record in net over 15 starts and 1402 minutes played. He has allowed 18 goals, made 49 saves, has a .731 save percentage and 1.15 goals against average. Lechuga has six shutouts on the year.
Fear the Thumb
PC has won the last four matchups against Campbell by a score of 11-2, including a 5-0 win on PC Senior Day (10/21/17) the last time the Camels visited Martin Stadium.
PC is the first defending champion to play for the Big South Tournament title since 2013-14 when Coastal Carolina won a pair of titles.
Presbyterian placed a program-best seven players on All-Conference teams:
Jordan Barbara: All-Big South First Team
Marcos Kitromilides: All-Big South Second Team, All-Freshman Team
Luca Ziegler: All-Big South Second Team
Jan Hoffelner: All-Big South Second Team
Sergio Pinto: All-Big South Honorable Mention
Victor Menudier: All-Big South Honorable Mention
Ricardo Hernandez: All-Academic team
Updating The Record Book
With their 2-0 win over Radford, the Blue Hose have secured a new program-best for the Division I era with their eighth win of the year.
The team has set program-bests with 68 points, 24 goals and 20 assists.
Goalie Jan Hoffelner moved into a first place tie with Connor Behrend (2017) with his sixth shutout in a single season. Hoffelner ranks 8thin the PC Division I era with 52 saves in a single season. His 1.04 goals against average ranks second behind Behrend's 0.94 mark from a season ago.
The 2018 Blue Hose also rank first in their record books for shots per game (14.37), shots on goal per game (6.58) and game-winning goals (8).
Luca Ziegler is tied for second with four assists this season. He trails Ignacio Monchetti (6, 2016) by two assists.
Clement Vannier has taken a program-best 21 shots on goal this season and scored four goals.
13 different players have recorded at least one point this season, and eight players have scored at least one goal.
Marcos Kitromilides leads the team with 14 points and a team-high seven goals, while Luca Ziegler leads the team with four assists. Jordan Barbara has 11 points off four goals and three assists in 13 games played. Sergio Pinto (3 goals, 4 assists) and Clement Vannier (4 goals, 1 assist) each have nine points.
Adrian Edo Martin (3G), Plamen Mangarov (1G, 2A), Yacine Tchemmoun (1G, 1A), Ricardo Hernandez (1G, 1A), Harry Abell (2A), Victor Menudier (1A), Andrew Miller-Bell (1A) and Mathias Mikalsen (1A) all have points as well.
Against Ranked Opponents
The Blue Hose have squared off against four ranked teams in 2018. PC scrimmaged No. 9 North Carolina (2-1, L) during the preseason and played back-to-back games at No. 1 Wake Forest (4-1, L) and No. 6 NC State (2-0, L) to start the year. In the regular season finale, PC battled No. 12 High Point for 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss.
The Blue Hose returned nine starters from last year’s Big South Championship team. Those starters include: Clement Vannier, Jakob Luedtke, Luca Ziegler, Yacine Tchemmoun, Andrew Miller-Bell, Victor Menudier, Sergio Pinto, Ricardo Hernandez and Adrian Edo Martin. Vannier (five), Pinto (three) and Miller-Bell (three) combined for nearly half of last year's 23 goals scored.
Blue Hose Men’s Soccer Returning to Big South Title Game - THIS Sunday at Home
RADFORD, VA – Presbyterian College goalie Jan Hoffelner made a season-high nine saves in a 2-0 win over Radford Wednesday night at Cupp Stadium.
With the victory, PC advances to the Big South Tournament Final at home on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.
How It Happened
No. 2 seed Radford came out strong and was in control of the game for most of the first half. The Highlander’s Amadou Diop was heavily involved in the run of play, taking the game’s first two shots.
Hoffelner made a pair of fantastic saves on back-to-back possessions from Radford in the first 15 minutes. The first was a shot from Diop, the Highlander’s leading scorer, while the second came off a free kick and header from Khori Bennett.
After a Radford foul in the game’s 41st minute, PC defender Victor Menudier sent a free kick into the 18-yard box and Radford’s Thure Ilgner headed it over his keeper and into the net for an own goal.
PC would take the 1-0 lead into the half. Radford led 8-2 on shots and 4-1 on corners at the break.
Diop barely missed the equalizer three minutes into the second half, hitting the post after Hoffelner got a foot on his shot. The sophomore goalie came up big on another pair of plays in the 57th minute to keep the Highlanders scoreless.
Plamen Mangarov then hit the post from 40 yards out in the 68th minute and nearly extended the lead.
The game heated up as the clock worked against the home team. Both teams pressed for the games’ next goal.
Marcos Kitromilides sealed the game with his seventh goal of the season in the 89th minute off an assist from Mathias Mikalsen, giving PC the 2-0 win.
PC is the first defending champion to play for the Big South Tournament title since 2013-14.
The Blue Hose advanced to the championship game an 8-11 (5-3) record while Radford fell to 7-9 (5-3).
The 2018 team has scored a program-best 68 points, 24 goals and 20 assists. They also won their Division I era best 8th game of the season.
Goalie Jan Hoffelner moved into a tie with Connor Behrend (2017) with his sixth shutout in a single season.
Hoffelner has 52 saves on the season. The mark ranks 8th for a single season in the PC Division I era. His 1.04 goals against ranks second behind Behrend's 0.94 mark from a season ago.
Marcos Kitromilides has scored a freshman record seven goals this season. The mark is one short of the program’s Division I overall record of 8 goals (Mason Lewis, 2016).
The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team advances to the Big South Championship for the second consecutive season. The Blue Hose will be hosting No. 4 Campbell on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. after the Camels upset High Point and advanced on PKs 3-2.