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VI's Telemaque makes his mark for the Swedes!

Virgin Gorda's Chris Telemaque has made a successful start to his season with Bethany College in Kansas, USA, having already scored twice. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Christopher Telemaque is now playing football for Bethany College Swedes in the Kansas City Athletic Conference after moving from Cloud County Community College. Photo: Provided
Christopher Telemaque is now playing football for Bethany College Swedes in the Kansas City Athletic Conference after moving from Cloud County Community College. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Christopher Telemaque, having swopped to Bethany College Swedes in the Kansas City Athletic Conference from Cloud County Community College, has had a good start to his season with his new team.

While at Cloud County Community College where he played football as a midfielder, he earned an academic achievement award.

Head Men's Football Coach at Bethany College, Kevin Megli, said "Chris will add speed and the ability to get behind defenders. I am excited to see the impact that Chris will have."

Telemaque is the son of Hyaemth Telemaque and plans to major in graphic designs.

The Swedes men's football team opened their season on Saturday August 31, 2013 at Central Methodist University. A strong first half by CMU led to a 5-1 Bethany loss.

Coming off that loss, Telemaque and his team mates hosted their home opener against Central Christian College on Saturday, September 7. The Swedes had a strong first half, and ultimately defeated the Tigers 3-2 for Bethany's first win of the season.

The next game saw them playing York College in York, Nebraska on September 10. Despite wet, slippery weather conditions and a weather delay, the Swedes persevered and defeated York 5-1.

After a scoreless first half, Bethany caught on fire in the second half scoring three quick goals before junior Chris Telemaque continued the offensive attack, pounding in the Swedes' fourth goal off an assist by Arman Hoque at the 76-minute mark. Just over five minutes later, senior Admir Balicevac kicked the final goal of the night for Bethany, assisted by freshman Oladipo Williams. 

Having secured their second victory the team traveled to Concordia University on September 18. The Swedes' strong pressure led to Concordia turnovers as Bethany grabbed a 3-0 victory.

Coming off three straight wins, the Bethany College men's football team hosted NAIA nationally ranked #9 Oklahoma Wesleyan University on September 21 and suffered a 6-1 defeat. The Swedes got their consolation goal in the 69th minute when Telemaque netted an unassisted goal.

A 3-0 win over Manhattan Christian College followed before taking on Johnson and Wales University in Denver. The Wildcats of Johnson and Wales University took an early lead, netting a header off a cross shot just over one minute into the game and scored again at the 15-minute mark to take a 2-0 lead.

The Swedes answered back four minutes later as sophomore Luis Fernando Pinto scored on a penalty kick, cutting the Wildcats lead to 2-1 going into halftime.

Bethany tied the game just over three minutes into the second half on a goal by senior Lewis Collins, assisted by senior Admir Balicevac.

The Swedes then played their KCAC opener at home against Ottawa University on October 5.

The Braves of Ottawa University took an early 1-0 lead just ten minutes into the game. Ottawa held the Swedes the rest of the first half, and Bethany entered halftime trailing 1-0.

The Swedes tied the game with 30 minutes left in regulation as senior Lewis Collins netted a goal for Bethany. Neither team would score in the remainder of regulation, and headed into overtime in a 1-1 tie.

6 Responses to “VI's Telemaque makes his mark for the Swedes!”

  • Comgratz (10/10/2013, 09:39) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratz Chris, from the Mainstreet crew...
  • Ballstarz FC.... (10/10/2013, 09:41) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job Chris, we are so proud of you. Keep up the hard work and continue to enjoy doing what you love best.
  • Sasha (10/10/2013, 10:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Chris. All the best...keep representing! Truly proud of you.
  • VG sports men (10/10/2013, 10:51) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Rep your hood crist good work,hard work pays off its in your family background ,good mom Great Dad Respect
  • headsup (10/10/2013, 12:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    VG Massive!
  • Rickie Davis (11/10/2013, 14:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good stuff Chris. Hard work always pays off! keep up the good work.

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