THE University of The Bahamas men’s soccer team defeated current Bahamas Football Association defending champion Dynamos FC 5-4 Saturday.
The game was played at The Roscow R.L. Davies field in the Blue Hills Sporting Complex in a preseason scrimmage match.
Mingoes newcomer Ronaldo Green scored a hat trick for the Mingoes in the win while Resean Rolle scored two goals.
The Mingoes won the their first preseason scrimmage against Renegades FC 3-1 on August 20 at the same venue.
Mingoes striker Green scored twice for the team and Rolle scored one goal. In Saturday’s match, Green scored twice in the first half and teamed up with Rolle to score three times in the second half.
The Mingoes have scored eight goals over two matches and that could be a big game changer in the regular BFA season that is slated for a September start.
Mingoes assistant coach Adam Miller said the team is on a high after defeating such a strong side.
“We played a very tough team today,” he said.
“They are a very difficult opponent and it was a good test for us. We went down a few times and had to get back up. It showed a lot of resilience for the players.”
Miller added the team was able to showcase the skills they worked on during the week.
“We improved technically and tactically and sometimes I think games like that you get away from how you want to play and go back to the basics. It showed that they have a lot of grit and a lot of heart to claw their way back into game.”
The BFA regular season is set for a September start but The Mingoes play two international tours in the South Florida area in September as well.
Go Team Mingoes.