|October 15, 2008||1st||2nd||Final|
|NEWM||11:22||Debola Ogunseye (Jarvis Snyder , Shane Abbott)|
|NEWM||63:52||Debola Ogunseye (Jason Large )|
|NEWM||72:36||Kwame Gyamfi (Shane Abbott , Debola Ogunseye)|
|Stats at a Glance||CATM||NEWM|
|Shots (on Goal)||7 (3)||46 (20)|
NEWBERRY - The Newberry men's soccer team celebrated the 2008 seniors as it hosted Catawba College for a midweek match up. The seniors were determined to win their last home game as four seniors recorded at least one point in a 4-0 victory.
Senior Debola Ogunseye (Lagos, Nigeria) started off the scoring for Newberry in the 12th minute as he teamed with fellow senior Jarvis Snyder (Alexandria, La.) on a give-and-go combination to set up Ogunseye in a one-on-one situation with the Catawba Indians' goalkeeper. Ogunseye dribbled to the side of the keeper and placed the ball into the back of the net giving the scarlet and gray the 1-0 lead.
Newberry outplayed Catawba for the remainder of the first half, but were unable find the back of the net again despite a 23-5 advantage on shots.
The scarlet and gray would get their second goal of the game in the 58th minute after Ogunseye was tripped in the penalty area by the Catawba Indians' keeper. Ross Williard (Jacksonville, N.C.) blocked Ogunseye's penalty kick, but Ogunseye ran onto the ball and headed it in for the 2-0 lead.
Ogunseye would record his first hat-trick of the season, when he scored in the 64th minute. Freshman Jason Large (Aiken, S.C.) deflected the ball to Ogunseye after he tackled the ball from a Catawba defender. Ogunseye then chipped the ball over Williard to give the scarlet and gray the 3-0 lead.
The final goal came from senior Kwame Gyamfi (Accra, Ghana) in the 73rd minute. A quick one-two pass from Ogunseye to senior Shane Abbott (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) set up an unmarked Gyamfi, who shot the ball past the keeper into the far let corner giving Newberry the 4-0 lead.
For the remainder of the game, the Newberry defense led by seniors Jeff Bell (North Augusta, S.C.) and Kyle Murphy (Surfside Beach, S.C.) shut down the offensive attack for Catawba.
Senior goalkeeper Will Dieterich (Tampa, Fla.) recorded three saves in the game as he improved his record to 3-6-0 with his second shutout of the season.
Newberry continues South Atlantic Conference play on Saturday, when they take on the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne at 8 p.m. in Hickory, N.C.