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Mingoes soccer side wins preseason scrimmage, prepares to defend BFA title
By Christopher Saunders, Sports Information Officer
Oct 2, 2018 - 4:47:55 PM

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Mingoes soccer side wins preseason scrimmage, prepares to defend BFA title

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UB Soccer player Justin Smith advances the ball against Dynamos in a pre-season soccer scrimmage Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field. The UB Mingoes won the match 3-0.

NASSAU: The UB Mingoes soccer team defeated Dynamos Football Club 3-0 in a preseason scrimmage Sunday as the Mingoes look to defend its Bahamas Football Association championship title.

Stuart Hanna, the team’s leading scorer last season, scored twice—once on a penalty and in the 80th minute. Tevin Lewis scored the other goal for The Mingoes in the 65th minute in the match at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field.

“This was a good first local preseason game where a lot of the new players on the team were able to get their feet wet,” Hanna said. “We were able to see where we fall short and where we need to improve in order to remain the top club in the country. We need to improve on accurate passing in the final third as well as we need to move the ball faster.”

The Mingoes won the BFA A-Division last season with a 17 record. The BFA season is expected to open October 21, 2018.

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UB Soccer player Chris Roker fights through two Dynamos defenders in a pre-season soccer scrimmage Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field. The UB Mingoes won the match 3-0.

The scrimmage also gave coach Dion Godet a chance to try out some players in different positions and in different combinations heading into the season.

“In the first half, I played not necessarily my strongest squad and they held their own and they earned the right to be on pitch,” he said. “Then we put on the stronger squad in the second half and being a team that’s very fit we were able to get into a groove and we played some good football today.”

Coach Godet pointed out that the Dynamos Club is no pushover and the fact the team held its own gave him a good feeling for the season.

“I saw a lot of maturity from my players and I was pleased with the start,” he said. “Hopefully we continue to grow on this as we continue into the season.”

The Mingoes ended last BFA season with a 8-1-0 record and the league championship.

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UB Soccer player Oakland Duncan heads the ball against Dynamos in a pre-season soccer scrimmage Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field. The UB Mingoes won the match 3-0.


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UB Soccer player Elcott Johnson slips past a Dynamos defender in a pre-season soccer scrimmage Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field. The UB Mingoes won the match 3-0.


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UB Soccer player Takaris Bullard advances the ball against Dynamos in a pre-season soccer scrimmage Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field. The UB Mingoes won the match 3-0.


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UB Soccer player Oakland Duncan applies pressure against a Dynamos player in a pre-season soccer scrimmage Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field. The UB Mingoes won the match 3-0.


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UB Soccer player Roger DeSousa battles with a Dynamos player in a pre-season soccer scrimmage Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field. The UB Mingoes won the match 3-0.


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UB Soccer player Mario Louis battles with a Dynamos player in a pre-season soccer scrimmage Sunday September 30, 2018 at The Roscoe A.L. Davis Soccer Field. The UB Mingoes won the match 3-0.


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