October 28, 20091st2ndFinal
Brevard000
Newberry134
Scoring
NEWM9:20Scott Busbee
NEWM63:13Marvin Torvic
NEWM84:01Garrison Koplen (Marvin Torvic )
NEWM88:17Michael Bibbo (Francisco Espinoza )
GoalkeepersMinGASv
BCMJack Shaw90:0047
NEWMJoel Johnson90:0007
Stats at a GlanceBCMNEWM
Shots (on Goal)12 (7) 26 (11)
Saves77
Offsides46
Corner Kicks36
Fouls922
Newberry cruises past Brevard in shutout win, 4-0
Michael Bibbo celebrates after his first career goal.


Newberry cruises past Brevard in shutout win, 4-0
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

NEWBERRY - The Newberry College men's soccer team scored four goals and posted a clean sheet on the defensive end to blank the Brevard College Tornados, 4-0.

Newberry (3-12-2, 2-5-0 SAC) bested its South Atlantic Conference foe Brevard (1-17-0, 0-7-0 SAC) with one goal in the first half and three in the second half. Newberry outshot Brevard by a 26 to 12 margin and posted more shots on goal, tallying 11 to Brevard's six.

Scott Busbee (Columbia, S.C.) scored what would be the eventual game-winner when he knocked in the first goal of the game and his first of the season in the match's 10th minute. After a missed Newberry shot deflected out of the penalty area, Busbee capitalized with a long shot that found the back of the net to put the scarlet and gray ahead early, 1-0.

Newberry would post two more shots on goal in the half but did not score, going into the halftime break leading, 1-0.

The scarlet and gray would look for its next goal and find it in the 64th minute. Marvin Torvic (French Guiana) launched a shot from 40 yards away that beat Brevard goalkeeper Jack Shaw to extend Newberry's lead to 2-0. The goal marks Torvic's fourth goal of the season.

The next two goals for Newberry would prove to be career firsts. In the 85th minute, Torvic passed to freshman Garrison Koplen (Woodstock, Ga.) who sent in a shot from 30 yards out that found its way in and gave both Newberry a 3-0 lead and the first year player his first collegiate goal.

Newberry did not wait long to score again. A little over four minutes later, Francisco Espinoza (Brenham, Texas) took a shot that ricocheted off of the Brevard goalkeeper Shaw and came back to Michael Bibbo (Florence, S.C.), who took a shot that curled and found the left side of the net for the goal. The goal marks Bibbo's first collegiate goal as well. The score gave Newberry a 4-0 lead, which would hold as the final tally.

Joel Johnson (Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago) made seven saves en route to his third shutout of the season. His record moves to 3-9-1 on the season.

Ben Mottel (North Augusta, S.C.) led Newberry in shots, with six. Francisco Espinoza led the scarlet and gray in shots on goal, with three. Twenty-one players saw playing time today for Newberry as well.

Newberry will stay at home for its next match, the team's regular season finale on Saturday, October 31. The team will host Carson-Newman. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m.