RUMSOCvsPU9_18 Reinhardt Blanks Skyhawks in AAC Play

WALESKA, Ga. – A complete team effort on both sides of the ball and a pair of second-half goals from Aaron Whitten proved to be the difference in Reinhardt’s 2-0 victory over the Skyhawks of Point (Ga.) under the lights on Wednesday in Waleska.

The triumph snapped the Eagles’ (2-4) four-game slide as they claimed their initial victory within the Appalachian Athletic Conference (1-1).

“I appreciate the unified effort from the players tonight,” head coach Joey Johnson said. “It was a great atmosphere at the game tonight from the fans, and a special shout out to Reinhardt alumni, Adam Reakes and his InterAtlanta FC squad, who travelled to visit us for the evening… Top crew!”

Point had a couple early chances to take the lead in the first half, but good defensive communication and in-net work by Niko Tzevelekos (four saves in 90 minutes) helped keep the Skyhawks at bay until the scoreboard began to turn thanks a header from Whitten off a nice feed from Philip Frowis.

What could have been the highlight of the night came about 26 minutes later when Yosr Frej slipped a pass by the defense and found a streaking Whitten, who would then nail a shot into the bottom-right of the net.

The Eagles dominated shot attempts, specifically in the second half (12-4), and were able to keep the pressure on Point the entire night.

Whitten was out front with five total shots, followed closely by Taylor Gray and Trevor Robinson’s four each.

The homestand continues on Saturday evening with another doubleheader – this time the men will play first – at 5 p.m. against Milligan (Tenn.).

 

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