NEWBERRY – The Wolves suffered a heartbreaking loss at home as two second half goals doomed Newberry at home against Anderson on Wednesday afternoon, 2-1.
Freshman Paul Marie (St. Aubin de beis, France) scored the first goal of the game for Newberry 12 minutes into the second half as he played in a free kick that bounced around the box and found its way into the back of the net.
It didn’t take long for Anderson to draw back even as a Trojans defender cleared the ball down into Newberry’s goal box and a miscommunication between senior goalkeeper Nick Lucido (Lakeland, Fla.) and redshirt-senior defender Stephen Harvey (Kingston, Jamaica) forced the Wolves to concede an own goal to tie the match at 1-1.
Anderson got the game winner at the 71:22 mark as Magnus Larsen scored his third goal of the season as he received a pass from Bernd Muxel and turned to open his body up and blasted a shot by Lucido who wasn’t given much of a chance.
The Wolves were unable to overcome the 2-1 deficit despite having multiple chances to do so. Lucas Ferreira (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) had a late chance with a one-on-one situation with the keeper but his shot at the near post was stopped by goalkeeper Bo Haug.
The Wolves narrowly trailed in shots 12-9 and 7-5 in shots on goal but the game was played very closely by both sides. Ferreria led the Wolves with four shots total and two shots on goal. Tomas Garcia (Vina del Mar, Chile) also posted two shots.
Lucido made five saves in the match including a couple big saves down the stretch to keep Newberry’s deficit at one.
Newberry will be at home again on Saturday to face last year’s national runner-up Carson-Newman for their “Pink Game” and Alumni day. Fans are encouraged to wear pink and alumni will be recognized before the match which starts at 1 p.m.