|October 10, 2007||1st||2nd||Final|
|NEWM||1:29||Debola Ogunseye (Edsel Rudder )|
|CATM||49:09||Ryan Villiard (Kyle Jones )|
|Stats at a Glance||NEWM||CATM|
|Shots (on Goal)||19 (8)||14 (11)|
SALISBURY, N.C. - Debola Ogunseye scored two goals as Newberry College defeated Catawba College, 3-1, in men's soccer action Wednesday night. The win gives the Indians 6 points in South Atlantic Conference play as they improve their record to 2-3 in the SAC.
Ogunseye (Lagos, Nigeria) did not wait long to tally his 15th goal of the season, as the junior scored in just the second minute of play. Edsel Rudder (Arima, Trinidad) sent a cross in for Ogunseye, who beat Catawba goalie Tyler Held.
The Catawba Indians tied the game at 1-all early in the second half as Ryan Villiard recorded his 11th goal of the season in the 50th minute. Villiard received a pass in stride and beat Newberry goalie Will Dieterich (Tampa, Fla.) with a shot from 12 yards out.
The two teams would not stay even for long though, as Ogunseye again found the back of the net for his second goal of the game and his 16th of the season. Ogunseye stole the ball from a Catawba defender and scored on a breakaway in the 55th minute. The goal would prove to be the game-winner, his seventh game winner of the season.
The Indians had a chance to extend the lead in the 63rd minute when Newberry drew a penalty kick, but Ross Willard, who replaced Held after halftime, saved the shot by Phillippe Millogo (Vienna, Va.) and the point-blank rebound attempt by Rudder to keep Catawba close.
Millogo would redeem himself in the final minute as the freshman scored his first collegiate goal on a breakaway with 12 seconds left.
Dieterich played superbly in net for Newberry as he shut down Catawba's offense for much of the night. The junior recorded 10 saves on the way to his ninth victory of the season.
With his two goals Ogunseye now has 73 career points, which is good enough for second all-time in the Newberry record books. Ogunseye passes Brandon Cockrell, who compiled 71 points while playing for the Indians from 2001 through 2004.
The win improves Newberry's record to 9-6 overall and 2-3 in conference play. The Indians move into a tie for fourth in the conference, and remain in contention for a home match in the first round of the SAC tournament.
Newberry's next game is Wednesday, October 17, when the Indians host Lander University. The Bearcats are 13th in the country with a record of 8-1-3. The match is the first of three straight home matches against nationally ranked opponents to end the season.