October 31, 20091st2nd1OT Final
CNM42:07Hill, Robert (Cooke, Omar )
NEWM54:54Ben Mottel
CNM93:18Thomas, Adam (Hill, Robert , Tackling, Daniel)
NEWMJoel Johnson100:0025
Stats at a GlanceCNMNEWM
Shots (on Goal)12 (7) 19 (9)
Corner Kicks83
Yellow Cards33
Newberry falls to nationally ranked Carson-Newman in overtime heartbreaker, 2-1

Newberry falls to nationally ranked Carson-Newman in overtime heartbreaker, 2-1
Saturday, October 31, 2009

NEWBERRY - The Newberry College men's soccer team gave the No. 22 Carson-Newman Eagles all they could handle in the scarlet and gray's home finale, tying the match in the second half and battling into overtime only to fall, 2-1.

Newberry (3-13-2, 2-6-0 SAC) tied the match in the 55th minute on a Ben Mottel (North Augusta, S.C.) penalty kick but allowed an overtime goal to Carson-Newman (11-3-1, 6-1-0 SAC; No. 22 NSCAA/adidas) to end the match in the extra frame.

Newberry outshot Carson-Newman with a 19 to 12 advantage. Marvin Torvic (French Guiana), Tornubari Nyonebue (Rivers State, Nigeria) and Colt Priest (Marietta, Ga.) led Newberry in shots with four each. Priest, Torvic, Nyonebue and Francisco Espinoza (Brenham, Texas) tied for the team lead in shots on goal, as each had two.

Both teams fought through the first period looking for a score, with Newberry holding the potent Carson-Newman offense at bay through much of the half. The Eagles broke through with a Robert Hill goal in the 43rd minute, taking a cross into the penalty area from Omar Cooke and tapping the ball in to give Carson-Newman the lead going into halftime, 1-0.

Newberry emerged from the halftime break on a mission, and after Francisco Espinoza was taken down in the penalty area, the scarlet and gray would have their chance when Ben Mottel lined up for a penalty kick in the 55th minute. On a day when Newberry celebrated its five seniors, the senior captain Mottel found the right side of the net with his shot to even the match, 1-1.

Newberry continued to press, creating scoring chances in the Eagles half of the field and keeping the Carson-Newman defense on its heels. Unfortunately for Newberry, none of its eight shots in the second period could find the net and the match entered overtime.

Just over three minutes into the extra frame, Daniel Tackling sent in a corner kick that deflected off of Robert Hill and fell to Adam Thomas, who scored to end the match in Carson-Newman's favor, 2-1.

Goalkeeper Joel Johnson (Sangre-Grande, Trinidad and Tobago) made five saves. His record falls to 3-10-1 with the loss.

Three Newberry players received yellow cards in the match: Tornubari Nyonebue, Marvin Torvic and Moise Nkoko (Atlanta, Ga.). Everardo Flores, Daniel Zitt and Robert Hill received yellow cards for Carson-Newman.

Before the match, Newberry honored its five departing seniors. Samuel Cartin (Irmo, S.C.), Scott Busbee (Columbia, S.C.), Ruben Bravo (Camden, S.C.), Ben Mottel and Marvin Torvic were honored with plaques and recognition from head coach Sam Okpodu.