|August 28, 2008||1st||2nd||Final|
|NEWM||7:01||Trey Boyd (Debola Ogunseye , Nathan Arroyo)|
|ECMS08||27:44||Huie, Marc (Leppert, JohnMichael )|
|ECMS08||59:13||Huie, Marc (Brathwaite, Antonio )|
|Stats at a Glance||ECMS08||NEWM|
|Shots (on Goal)||8 (6)||17 (9)|
NEWBERRY - The Newberry College men's soccer team opened the season today at the Newberry Soccer Complex with a loss, 3-2, to the Erskine College Flying Fleet.
It wasn't the ideal game for the scarlet and gray as they gave up a goal in the third minute on a penalty kick by Erskine's Marc Huie (Greensboro, N.C.).
The Flying Fleet were awarded the penalty kick after senior defender Jeff Bell (North Augusta, S.C.) committed a hand ball within the penalty area.
Newberry battled back and tied the game in the eighth minute from a goal by freshman midfielder Trey Boyd (Victoria, Texas). Boyd scored on a cross from senior forward Debola Ogunseye (Lagos, Nigeria), who slid through the defense to set up Boyd for the equalizing goal.
Huie would strike again for Erskine as he headed in a corner kick by John Michael Leppert (Germantown, Tenn.) in the 28th minute. Erskine went into halftime with the lead 2-1.
Not to be overshadowed by Huie, Boyd scored his second goal of the game six minutes into the second half. Boyd stole the ball from the Erskine defense as they were trying to clear the ball and then placed the ball into the far corner to knot the game up at 2-2 in the 51st minute.
Unfortunately for Newberry, Huie would have the final answer as he scored his third goal of the game in the 60th minute. Huie's shot was successfully placed in the far corner out of reach of senior goalkeeper Will Dieterich (Tampa, Fla.).
The final 30 minutes were very physical and filled with fouls as one player from each team received yellow cards. Newberry's junior defender Scott Busbee (Columbia, S.C.) received his caution in the 68th minute as did Erskine's Brian Endres (Newnan, Ga.) in the 78th minute.
Newberry will look to rebound as the scarlet and gray travel to Anderson University on Saturday to try to gain their first win of the season. Last year, Newberry defeated Anderson at home, 6-2, on five combined goals from Ogunseye and Kwame Gyamfi (Accra, Ghana).