|September 26, 2007||1st||2nd||Final|
|NEWM||26:08||Debola Ogunseye (Shane Abbott )|
|FMU||33:08||Juric, Ivan (Adrian, Chris )|
|FMU||43:13||Adrian, Chris (Bartomioli, Jonathan )|
|NEWM||48:24||Debola Ogunseye (William Koch )|
|NEWM||59:24||Kwame Gyamfi (Debola Ogunseye , Edsel Rudder)|
|NEWM||69:09||Debola Ogunseye (Marvin Torvic )|
|FMU||88:53||Juric, Ivan (Rivas, Juan )|
|Stats at a Glance||FMU||NEWM|
|Shots (on Goal)||13 (5)||32 (16)|
NEWBERRY - Debola Ogunseye scored four goals and had one assist as Newberry College came back to defeat Francis Marion University, 5-4, in NCAA Division II men's soccer action Wednesday afternoon. The win improves the Indians' home record to a perfect 5-0 on the year.
After two straight games in which he scored the game winning goal, Ogunseye (Lagos, Nigeria) put together his most dominant offensive game of the season against Francis Marion. The four goals and nine points are both career highs for the junior.
Ogunseye started the scoring in the 26th minute when he received a pass from Shane Abbott (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) in the box and shot the ball past the goalie into the lower right side of the goal for a 1-0 lead. The assist was Abbott's fifth of the season.
Francis Marion would jump ahead with two goals late in the first half. The first was scored in the 34th minute by Ivan Juric who scored from the right side of the goal after receiving a pass from Chris Adrian. Adrian followed his assist with a goal of his own in the 44th minute when he connected on a header off a corner kick by Jonathan Bartomioli. The goal made the score 2-1 in the Patriots' favor heading into halftime.
Ogunseye tied the game at 2-all early in the second half when he got the ball in the box again at the 44th minute. Will Koch (Greenville, S.C.) found Ogunseye on the right side of the box and the junior dribbled around the diving goalie and deposited the ball in the net for his second goal of the match.
Newberry reclaimed the lead in the 60th minute when Kwame Gyamfi (Accra, Ghana) found the back of the net for his ninth goal of the season. Edsel Rudder (Arima, Trinidad) sent a cross in front of the goal which Ogunseye forwarded on to Gyamfi for the easy finish.
Ten minutes later Ogunseye found himself in the scoring column once again, as he and Marvin Torvic (French Guiana) connected on a two-on-two breakaway. Torvic passed the ball ahead to Ogunseye who scored his third goal of the game. The hat trick is the second of the year for the junior.
Even after falling behind 4-2, Francis Marion refused to give up and cut the lead in half in the 83rd minute when Juan Rivas blocked a goal kick by Will Dieterich (Tampa, Fla.) and scored in the resulting open net. The goal made the score 4-3 with just over seven minutes remaining.
The Indians added a much needed insurance goal in the 89th minute when Ogunseye scored his fourth and final goal of the match on a breakaway.
Ogunseye's goal would prove to be the game winner as the Patriots' Ivan Juric scored his second goal of the match just 28 seconds later off a give-and-go with Rivas.
Newberry created a lot of chances on offense, outshooting Francis Marion, 32-13, in the game including a 16-5 edge in shots on goal. But FMU goalie Nick Krywyi kept the game close recording 11 saves in the match.
This is the fourth time this year that the Indians have scored five or more goals in a match. The team is just three goals away from matching last year's output with eight games still left in the regular season.
Ogunseye's nine points is the most in a single game by any Newberry player this season. The junior also scored the game winning goal for the third game in a row; he leads the team with five match winners this season.
The Indians' next game is Saturday, September 29, at 8 p.m. when they face off against South Atlantic Conference rival Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn. Newberry is currently tied for second place in the SAC with three points and a record of 1-1-0 in conference play.