|September 20, 2014||1st||2nd||1OT||2OT||Final|
|NBY||61:16||Sterling Wendt (Stephen Harvey )|
|Stats at a Glance||LMU||NBY|
|Shots (on Goal)||20 (6)||12 (5)|
NEWBERRY – The Newberry men’s soccer (2-2-1, 1-0-1) team took No. 25 Lincoln Memorial (4-0-1, 1-0-1) to the brink as the teams drew 2-2 in 2OT on Saturday at the Smith Road Complex thanks to a pair of freshmen from Georgia.
The Wolves got goals from Davis Bryan (Dacula, Ga.) and Sterling Wendt (Alpharetta, Ga.) who each recorded the first goals of their college careers in great fashion.
Lincoln Memorial opened the scoring just 4:34 into the game as Yuri Passos took a direct free kick from 25 yards out and blasted it past Newberry keeper Nick Lucido (Lakeland, Fla.)
It took until the second half for Newberry to answer the call but two goals in a 10 minute span put the Wolves in prime position to get a result in a game against a top 25 team since 2011 in a game against Lander.
Six minutes into the second half, Newberry was pressuring Lincoln and had them backed into their own box. After a cross was played in, Lincoln Memorial’s goalkeeper Marcel Barwanietz was unable to get to the ball and after bouncing around, Bryan used his head to flick the ball over the defenders and into the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1.
At the 61:16 mark, redshirt senior defender Stephen Harvey (Kingston, Jamaica) played a long ball in that Wednt took a one touch volley and drilled it over the keeper to put Newberry ahead 2-1.
The Railsplitters would equalize with just under 15 minutes to play as George Burne fired one in from about 12 yards out. Neither team would be able to break the deadlock in either overtime as Bennett Murphy’s (Hilton Head, S.C.) last ditch effort with 10 seconds left hit off the crossbar.
The contest was marked by physical play as the teams combined for 51 fouls total and eight yellow cards, with six to Newberry players and two to Lincoln Memorial. Newberry’s yellow cards were given to Mario Stojkoski (Skopje, Macedonia), Paul Marie (France), Mike McPeak (Chapel Hill, N.C.), Bryan, Dillon Pelton (Pomaria, S.C.) , and Murphy. Lincoln Memorial’s yellow cards were given to Thalles Silva and Keegan Sanders.
Newberry plays again at home against Pfeiffer at 4 p.m. on Sept. 24th.