|September 04, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|FMU||7:33||Julius Broman (Sven Ricke )|
|NBY||19:53||Stephen Harvey (Lucas Ferrira )|
|FMU||21:17||Shahin Hemat (Sven Ricke )|
|FMU||65:07||Julius Broman (Tom Gillette )|
|FMU||82:25||Julius Broman (Jayden Doyle , Shahin Hemat)|
|Stats at a Glance||FMU||NBY|
|Shots (on Goal)||17 (10)||8 (5)|
SALISBURY, N.C. – The Newberry College men’s soccer team dropped its season opener to Francis Marion at the Catawba Invitational on Thursday night, 5-2.
After going down early 1-0 after only seven minutes, the Wolves battled back and forth with the Patriots evenly to take a 2-2 tie into the locker room at halftime before falling apart in the second half.
The Wolves rolled out a young roster as eight freshmen saw playing time with four of them earning their first career starts.
Junior Lucas Ferreira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) had a goal and assist to lead the Wolves while redshirt senior Stephen Harvey (Kingston, Jamaica) scored the other goal for Newberry. Senior goalkeeper Nick Lucido (Lakeland, Fla.) made five saves in net against his former team.
The game started with Francis Marion opening the scoring only 7:33 into the game as Julius Broman headed in a Sven Ricke pass. The Wolves were back on their heels until they got a spark of their own when Stephen Harvey showed he was back to full health as he headed home a long range free kick by Lucas Ferrira.
That goal blew the game wide open as a total of three goals were scored in just over a five minute span. It took the Patriots only 1:24 to respond to the goal as Ricke played in a ball from the corner flag that rolled across the box in front of a crowd before Shahin Hemat buried it in the top corner to take a goal lead.
The Wolves again responded just 1:46 later from a free kick as Ferreira stood about 28 yards out. He hit it with his left foot and bent it around the wall and placed it in the bottom corner to pull even. The score remained tied 2-2 as the teams retreated to the locker room.
In the second half, Francis Marion began pressing and took the wind right out of the Wolves sails and got the go ahead goal from Julius Bowman at the 65:07 mark. Tom Gillette played in a cross and Nick Lucido came off his line and couldn’t get to it allowing Broman to tap it in.
The Patriots added to what eventually was the final score as David Sheridan buried home a failed clearance and Broman completed his hat trick at the 82:25 mark.
The Wolves return to action at the Catawba Invitational on Saturday against Lees-McRae at 5 p.m.