|October 20, 2010||1st||2nd||Final|
|AU-M||9:09||Lasse Sohrweide (Ryan Messick )|
|AU-M||10:20||Zach Denson (Adrien Moufflet , Lasse Sohrweide)|
|AU-M||28:17||Clement Samson (Aldo Lopez-Gil )|
|NEWM||34:01||Joao Delgado (Stephen Harvey )|
|Stats at a Glance||AU-M||NEWM|
|Shots (on Goal)||23 (8)||8 (4)|
NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College men's soccer team allowed three first half goals as they dropped their seventh straight game and final home contest, 3-1, to South Atlantic Conference rival Anderson University.
The Trojans scored three goals in a 19-minute span en route to taking down the Wolves.
Newberry (1-11-2, 0-6-1 SAC) allowed the first goal on a Ryan Messick (Point Pleasant, W. Va.) throw-in that Lasse Sohrweide (Flensburg, Germany) put past Wolves goalie Patrick Sweatt (Indian Land, S.C.) for the 1-0 Anderson (10-4-1, 5-2 SAC) lead in the ninth minute.
Just one minute later, Anderson senior Zach Denson (Liburn, Ga.) took an Adrian Moufflet (Bordeaux, France) corner kick that deflected off of Sohrweide and put it in the back of the net for the 2-0 advantage.
In the 28th minute, SAC leading goal scorer Clement Samson (Vannes, France) put in his 11th of the year as he chipped a shot over Sweatt's head.
The Wolves put in their lone goal of the game on a Joao Delgado (Atlanta, Ga.) shot from 10 yards out in the 35th minute. Stephen Harvey (Apopka, Fla.) was credited with the assist.
“The result is just bad,” said Newberry head coach Sam Okpodu. “I'm still trying to get them to learn that you can't give up three goals in 20 minutes and then decide to play the rest of the game intensely. The youth is hurting us in that aspect and they have to come out ready to play.”
Newberry was led by senior Nathan Arroyo's (Atlanta, Ga.) three shots and two on goal. Harvey and Delgado each finished with two shots and one on target. Samson led the Trojans with six shots and two on goal. Sweatt played the full 90 minutes in front of the net for the Wolves, saving five.
The Wolves also honored their six graduating seniors before the contest; Arroyo, Jonathan Caratella (Rock Hill, S.C.), Michael Bibbo (Florence, S.C.), Jorge Santos (Woodruff, S.C.), David Contee (Sumter, S.C.) and Trent Bagley (Chester, S.C.). All six received starting roles in the contest.
“We played wonderfully for the rest of the game and that's what's frustrating,” added Okpodu. “Overall we played three-fourths of the game at a high intensity. The most important thing right now is to get into the tournament and to do that we need to come out with a win at Brevard.”
Newberry now has just two games remaining on the regular season schedule and finds itself just one win away from making the SAC postseason tournament.
The scarlet and gray will look to keep their tournament hopes alive as they take on Brevard (1-12-1, 1-6) in Brevard, N.C., this Saturday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m.