|October 07, 2007||1st||2nd||Final|
W. Va. Wesleyan
|NEWM||70:05||Kwame Gyamfi (Debola Ogunseye )|
|Stats at a Glance||NEWM||WVWC|
|Shots (on Goal)||28 (12)||16 (10)|
BUCKHANNON, W. Va. - Newberry College scored two second-half goals to break a 0-0 tie and defeat West Virginia Wesleyan College, 2-0, in NCAA Division II men's soccer action Sunday afternoon. The shutout was the fourth of the year for goalie Will Dieterich.
Kwame Gyamfi (Accra, Ghana) and Debola Ogunseye (Lagos, Nigeria) accounted for all the scoring as each scored a goal and Ogunseye recorded the game's only assist.
Newberry fought hard on the offensive end in the first half, outshooting the Bobcats 16-5, but the team was unable to get a goal. West Virginia Wesleyan goalie Andrew Baldasare recorded six saves in the first half to keep the Indians off the board.
Ogunseye finally got the Indians on the board in the 58th minute with his 14th goal of the season. Ogunseye dribbled up the end line to the right of the goal, shook his defender and fired a shot past the diving Baldasare.
Gyamfi added an insurance goal 12 minutes later when he took a pass from Ogunseye in the box and snuck it past Baldasare. The goal was Gyamfi's 11th of the season.
The Bobcats put together a sustained offensive attack late in the second half but the Newberry back line and Will Dieterich (Tampa, Fla.) held firm for their fourth shutout of the year.
The Indians' defense was reshuffled heading into the game due to several injuries. Freshman Jovan Rochford (Arima, Trinidad) was the lone starter who began the year in the back for Newberry this season. The revamped line played superbly, cutting off several Bobcat attacks early, not allowing the team solid looks at the goal.
Dieterich recorded 10 saves in the match, including one on a point blank shot in the box late in the second half which preserved the shutout.
Baldasare kept the game close for the Bobcats, recording eight saves in the game.
The win helped to break a three-game losing streak and allowed the Indians to finish their West Virginia road trip with a record of 1-1. Newberry's record now stands at 8-6 on the year.
The Indians' next game is on Wednesday, October 10, when they return to their South Atlantic Conference slate. Newberry will look to improve its 1-3 conference record when they travel to Catawba College to face off against the Catawba Indians.