|August 25, 2007||1st||2nd||Final|
|NEWM||10:39||Kwame Gyamfi (Shane Abbott )|
|NEWM||14:19||Shane Abbott (Edgar Valencia )|
|NEWM||20:07||Kwame Gyamfi (Edsel Rudder )|
|NEWM||41:26||Debola Ogunseye (Edsel Rudder )|
|ERSKINE||64:42||Franz Destin (Oscar Mazo )|
|Stats at a Glance||NEWM||ERSKINE|
|Shots (on Goal)||11 (6)||11 (7)|
DUE WEST - Four goals in the first half was all Newberry College needed as the Indians defeated the Erskine College Flying Fleet, 5-1, in men's soccer action today.
Seth Addison (Accra, Ghana) led the way for the Indians, scoring two goals for the second straight game, while Edsel Rudder (Arima, Trinidad) recorded two assists.
Newberry started the scoring when Addison took a throw in from Shane Abbott (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) and headed it past the keeper for a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute.
Abbott followed his early assist with a goal of his own just three minutes later off a corner kick from senior Edgar Valencia (Greenville, S.C.). Abbott leapt and volleyed the ball in mid-air, sending it to the top right corner of the goal.
In the 21st minute, Addison added his second goal of the day, taking a pass from Rudder in the box and fighting off several defenders before beating the goalie to his right.
Rudder recorded his second assist towards the end of the first half when he fed junior Debola Ogunseye (Lagos, Nigeria), who juked the goalie before depositing the ball in the net for an easy goal, his fourth of the season.
Some flat play by the Indians early in the second half allowed Erskine to get their first goal of the year when Oscar Mazo intercepted a pass in front of the Newberry goal. Mazo played the ball to Frans Destin who beat a diving Will Dieterich (Tampa, Fla.) for the goal.
The Indians re-reclaimed the four-goal lead late in the game when Jarvis Snyder (Alexandria, La.) scored on a rebound from his own penalty kick. Snyder had taken a long pass and the Erskine defender, who he had beaten on the play, fouled Snyder in the penalty area. Though Erskine keeper Jimmy Turner saved the penalty kick, the shot ricocheted off of him and right back to Snyder who placed it in before the keeper could recover.
Dieterich played a solid game in goal recording six saves. He consistently came out to disrupt Erskine's crosses, not allowing the Flying Fleet to get any good looks.
Ogunseye's goal gives him 20 for his career and moves him into a tie with Brandon Cockrell for second on the Newberry career goals list. His 47 career points also ties him with current student assistant Jeffrey Taylor for fourth on the career points list.
This is the second straight year that Newberry has begun the year with a 2-0 record. The Indians next travel to Gaffney, S.C., to play No. 20 Limestone College on Wednesday before heading home to face the Pacers of USC Aiken on August 31.