“This was the smallest town, but by far the biggest community that we have lived in.” That’s what men’s soccer coach, Chris Swift said about Greenville. It was his first year as coach of the men’s team and he was glad to come here. His wife, Marissa Swift, who helps out with the women’s team, joins him.
Last Tuesday the Greenville men’s and women’s soccer teams continued their season long woes, both falling 1-2 at Lindenwood-Belleville. The losses epitomize the tone of a so far dreary season for both Panthers teams, but a remaining schedule full of conference matchups shines a glimpse of hope on the Greenville soccer fields. In the men’s game the Lynx scored a late goal in the first half to put themselves up 1-0. The Panthers could not even get a shot off, as Belleville shut them out in the first half. Early in the second half, the Panthers came back with a goal of their own on a shot by senior midfielder, Aaron Mulholland. The tie would not last long however, as the Lynx scored the go ahead goal with 10 minutes left in the game. Two goals would be all Belleville needed to hand the Panthers their sixth loss of the season.
The soccer season is well underway for both the male and female programs at Greenville. Then men’s team started off their season with an impressive victory against Trinity International on August 31. Greenville hoped to use the momentum from the win in their next game against Dominican (IL), but it wasn’t quite enough, and the Panthers lost a close one in their second battle of the season 0-1. However, the heart of Greenville's squad was really tested in games three and four. Both games went into double overtime, and were tremendous tests of endurance and resilience. The matches both ended in ties, but the Panthers proved their toughness in the extra minutes. Trinity Christian and Rose-Hulman were the teams that tested GC in games three and four.