|August 23, 2007||1st||2nd||Final|
|NEWM||6:41||Kwame Gyamfi (Debola Ogunseye )|
|NEWM||12:41||Debola Ogunseye (Jeff Bell )|
|AUM||68:56||Lahnden Onger (Peter Miele )|
|AUM||81:31||Rayon Markland (Peter Miele )|
|NEWM||82:12||Debola Ogunseye (Marvin Torvic )|
|Stats at a Glance||AUM||NEWM|
|Shots (on Goal)||15 (7)||17 (10)|
NEWBERRY - Debola Ogunseye recorded his third career hat trick as he lead the Newberry College men's soccer team to a 6-2 victory in its season opener against the Anderson University Trojans this afternoon.
The six goals scored were the most scored by the Indians since they won 6-2 over Pfeiffer University on October 6, 2004.
Newberry jumped to an early lead when Ogunseye (Lagos, Nigeria) slid through the defense and found Seth Addison (Accra, Ghana) for a goal in just the seventh minute of action.
Ogunseye followed up the first goal with one of his own just six minutes later when junior Jeff Bell (North Augusta, S.C.) lofted a long pass over the defense which Ogunseye took and arched over the keeper to record his first goal of the season.
Though they didn't score again in the first half, the Indians continued to apply the pressure, outshooting the Trojans 10-5 before heading into halftime with a 2-0 lead.
Newberry continued its scoring 12 minutes into the second half when Ogunseye took the rebound from a Jarvis Snyder (Alexandria, La.) shot and shot it through the left side for his second goal.
Snyder earned a penalty kick in the 62nd minute, when an Anderson player brought him down in the penalty area. The junior calmly netted the ball to the keeper's right to give Newberry a 4-0 lead.
Newberry seemed to have the game in hand, but two quick headers for goals by the Trojans drew Anderson to within two with 10 minutes to play. Peter Miele assisted on both goals, serving the first to Lahndon Onger after a turnover deep in Newberry territory, and the second to Rayon Markland off a corner kick.
But Ogunseye took the air out of Anderson's sail just two minutes later when he took a pass up the left side from redshirt freshman Marvin Torvic (French Guiana) and beat the keeper to the right for his third goal of the game.
The final goal was scored after Addison made a run from midfield with ten seconds left. With 1.5 seconds remaining, Miele took Addison down inside the penalty area, earning a red card for himself and a penalty kick for Addison. Addison beat the goalie on his right side to cap off the day's scoring.
The game was a rough one with several players earning cards. Aside from Miele's red card, Jonathon Quintaro and Brandon Arbour each received yellow cards for the Trojans, while senior Will Koch (Greenville, S.C.) and Addison received cautions for the Indians.
Goalkeeper Will Dieterich (Tampa, Fla.) went the distance for Newberry, allowing two goals and making five saves. Anderson's Adrian Osborne stopped four shots, while allowing six goals.
Ogunseye's seven-point game raises him to fourth in career points in Newberry history, with 45 total. He passes Matt Lemming who recorded 41 points for Newberry from 2000 through 2003.
This is the second consecutive year the Indians have opened with a win and it is a positive sign for a team which had just four goals in their last five games last season.
Newberry hits the road this Saturday to play Erskine before returning home next Friday for a match against USC Aiken.
Release written by Joe Arancio, Sports Information Assistant
Action photography by Brice Zimmerman, Sports Information Assistant