|September 25, 2013||1st||2nd||Final|
|NBYMS||9:07||Anthony Lucido (Brady Francis )|
|NBYMS||45:02||Graham Jermstad (Anthony Lucido )|
|NBYMS||60:11||Tomas Garcia (Mario Stojkoski )|
|NBYMS||66:37||Jalin Butler (Edwin Garcia )|
|BC||73:49||Micah Bagwell (Paulo Silva )|
|Stats at a Glance||BC||NBYMS|
|Shots (on Goal)||9 (5)||15 (8)|
NEWBERRY - As rain fell on the Smith Road Complex the Newberry men's soccer team opened the offensive floodgates on their own as Newberry bettered its offensive output for the season with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Brevard Tornados.
It appeared Brevard (2-5, 0-2 SAC) was going to jump out to an early lead when Drew Gallowitch saw the woodwork take away a Tornados goal in the second minute. Gallowitch broke away from the Newberry (1-6, 1-2 SAC) defense only to see his shot ping off the near post, roll across the goal mouth and roll off the far post.
The near goal by Brevard was answered quickly by Newberry when in the 10th minute senior Brady Francis (Aiken, S.C.) sent a ball into the 18-yard box, which looked to set-up a 50-50 ball for Newberry sophomore Anthony Lucido (Lakeland, Fla.) and Brevard goalkeeper Heath Turner. Lucido corralled the through ball and found himself with an angled shot on an empty net, which resulted in the first collegiate goal of Lucido's career.
The Tornados responded to Lucido's goal by outshooting the Wolves 5-3 in the opening period, but did not find the scoreboard as Newberry's senior goalkeeper Patrick Sweatt (Indian Land, S.C.) posted a pair of saves.
Leading 1-0 after the opening half, Newberry began the second period with a bang as Lucido sent a dangerous ball toward the goal mouth. Freshman Graham Jermstad (Irmo, S.C.) tallied his third goal of the season on a crafty diving header to get on the end of Lucido's cross.
Jermstad's goal was followed by a Brevard penalty kick goal in the 48th minute, which saw the Tornados pick up the pace on offense. Newberry continued to outdo Brevard with possession and offensive opportunities, despite Brevard's increased pressure after Ryan McPhillips' spot kick goal.
Multiple Newberry scoring chance came up empty, until sophomore Mario Stojkoski (Skopje, Macedonia) sent a ball to the top of the 18-yard box, which was run onto by freshman Tomas Garcia (Vina del Mar, Chile). Garcia sidestepped Turner to score his first collegiate goal and the would-be game winner.
Newberry followed Garcia's 61st minute strike with an insurance goal in the 67th as freshman Edwin Garcia (Columbia, S.C.) sent a cross through the penalty area, which was hammered into the back of the net by freshman Jalin Buler (Columbia, S.C.). Butler's goal gave Newberry a 4-1 advantage and was the first of his career.
Brevard narrowed the Newbery lead in the 74th on a goal from Micah Bagwell.
The Wolves outshot the Tornados 15-9, while Newberry outearned Brevard 5-1 on corner kicks.
Sweatt notched three saves on the afternoon, while picking up his first victory of the season. Jermstad led the Wolves offensively with five shots, while Tomas Garcia notched three. Francis, Stojkoski, Lucido and Edwin Garcia each picked up their first assists of the season, while Lucido's assist was the seventh of his career, placing him just outside the career top ten at Newberry.
The Wolves looks to build on their first victory of the season on Saturday as Newberry plays host to Catawba at the Smith Road Complex , with a scheduled kickoff of 4 p.m.