|October 04, 2008||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|NEWM||47:25||Debola Ogunseye (Shane Abbott )|
|TCM||56:01||Phillip Hagen (Scott Lucky )|
|Stats at a Glance||TCM||NEWM|
|Shots (on Goal)||32 (11)||25 (10)|
NEWBERRRY - The Newberry College men's soccer team battled the Tusculum Pioneers for 110 minutes before the two teams tied, 3-3, in the South Atlantic Conference match.
Senior forward Debola Ogunseye recorded two goals in the game. Ogunseye nearly had three goals in the game as his shot in the first minute careened off the left post in the opening minute.
Newberry would take the early lead as sophomore defender David Contee (Sumter, S.C.) scored from 30 yards out as his rocket shot sailed into the upper left corner of the goal.
Tusculum would tie the game in the 33rd minute off a penalty kick from Scott Lucky (Orangevale, Calif.). The Pioneers was awarded the penalty kick after freshman goalkeeper James Woods (Summerville, S.C.) tackled a Pioneer forward inside the penalty area.
Newberry would regain the lead off Ogunseye's goal in the 48th minute as he received a pass from senior midfielder Shane Abbott (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Ogunseye shot the ball from the right side of the field and the ball blistered past Pioneers' keeper in the far left corner.
The Pioneers would tie the game at 2-2, when Phillip Hagen (Guatemala City, Guatemala) scored off a corner kick from Lucky in the 57th minute.
Tusculum rode the momentum from their second goal and would take the lead at 3-2. Bruno Conceicao (Valenca, Bahia) scored in 62nd minute as he chipped his shot over Woods from 20 yards out.
Ogunseye would continue his offensive attack as he was awarded a penalty kick in the 62nd minute after he was tripped inside the penalty area. Ogunseye would capitalize on the Pioneers mistake and tie the game at 3-3.
The two teams battled for the remaining 28 minutes of the game and would head into overtime after a winner could not be decided in regulation.
However neither team could muster a goal as the game would end in a tie after 110 minutes of play.
Woods improved his record to 0-1-1 with the tie as he recorded seven saves in the game.
The scarlet and gray will travel to Wingate, N.C. for a conference battle against the Wingate Bulldogs. Kick off is set for 7 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 8.