September 14, 20131st2ndFinal
Mars Hill213
Newberry101
Scoring
MHUM11:43Alex Mullen
MHUM34:11Serge Kebbeh
NBYMS43:47Brady Francis
MHUM52:29Alex Mullen
GoalkeepersMinGASv
MHUMOliver Pannell90:0014
NBYMSNicholas Lucido90:0032
Stats at a GlanceMHUMNBYMS
Shots (on Goal)12 (5) 13 (5)
Saves42
Offsides31
Corner Kicks15
Fouls1011
Yellow Cards02
Francis converts spot chance in 3-1 loss to Lions


Francis converts spot chance in 3-1 loss to Lions
Saturday, September 14, 2013

NEWBERRY - Senior Brady Francis scored his first goal of the season, as the native of Aiken, S.C., converted from the penalty spot in the Wolves' 3-1 conference loss to the visiting Mars Hill Lions.

In a physical match the Wolves (0-4, 0-1 SAC) fell behind the Lions (1-2, 1-0 SAC) in the 12th minute on a penalty kick goal from Alex Mullen. In the 35th minute Serge Kebbeh tallied the only goal of the match not from the penalty spot when he went far post from about 30 yards out.

“It's not often you see three penalty kicks in one game,” Newberry head coach Barry Slagle said. “I'm disappointed with the result, but excited with the energy and work rate we showed today.”

Senior Christian Ortiz (Atlanta, Ga.) nearly converted a cheeky goal late in the first half as he saw his back heel saved by Mars Hill's Oliver Pannell.

Before the first period wrapped up a handball in the box by a Mars Hill defender set-up a spot kick chance for Francis, which was calmly slotted by the Lions' keeper.

The final goal of the afternoon came on a penalty kick from Mullen after a Newberry defender was called for a handball in the box.

Wolves' freshman Graham Jermstad (Irmo, S.C.) led the Newberry attack with four shots, including three placed on frame. Junior goalkeeper Nicholas Lucido (Lakeland, Fla.) notched a pair of saves in his first start of the season.

Newberry outshot Mars Hill 13-12 on the afternoon, while also earning five corner kicks to Mars Hill's one.

The Wolves continue their homestand on Wednesday at 4 p.m. when Newberry hosts Clayton State.