|September 19, 2009||1st||2nd||Final|
|LU||61:20||Adam Arthur (Stephen Magennis )|
|LU||66:25||Aaron Brittain (Ville Toivanen , Jamie Davison)|
|Stats at a Glance||LU||NEWM|
|Shots (on Goal)||17 (11)||18 (4)|
NEWBERRY - The Newberry College men's soccer team hoped to find a win in the squad's final nonconference match before the start of South Atlantic Conference play, but the scarlet and gray fell to the Lander University Bearcats, 4-0.
Newberry (1-5-1) allowed two goals in each half to Lander (3-2-0) in a mud-soaked contest. Newberry outshot Lander 18 to 17 in the match but could not stop the Bearcat offense.
Lander scored its two first half goals early in the stanza. Adam Arthur scored for the Bearcats in the 14th minute, with a shot that glanced off the post and past Newberry goalkeeper Joel Johnson (Sangre Grande, Trinidad & Tobago) to put Lander ahead, 1-0. Lander followed Arthur's goal with a Jamie Davison goal just over three minutes later to put the Bearcats up 2-0, a score that would stand going into halftime.
Arthur would strike again in the second half, converting on a corner kick cross from Stephen Magennis in the 62nd minute to increase Lander's lead, 3-0. Four minutes later, Aaron Brittain put a Ville Toivanen feed past Johnson for the match's final goal, making the score 4-0.
Francisco Espinoza (Brenham, Texas) led Newberry in shots with six and shots on goal with three.
Joel Johnson made six saves for the scarlet and gray and his record falls to 1-5-1. Pedro Velazquez (Newburgh, N.Y.) entered the game in goal for Newberry in the 74th minute and recorded his first save in a Newberry uniform when he stopped an Ivan Stoykov shot in the 86th minute.
Both teams played a fairly clean match, with a combined 13 fouls between the squads. Neither team received a yellow or red card.
Newberry will begin South Atlantic Conference play when it travels to Lincoln Memorial University to take on the Railsplitters on Wednesday, September 23. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.