|September 01, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|NBY||2:07||Claus Lehland (Mark Hoog )|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY||GSW|
|Shots (on Goal)||15 (7)||20 (9)|
Americus, Ga. - Claus Lehland, a freshman from Bergen, Norway, scored his first collegiate goal in just minutes into the Thursday’s matchup at Georgia Southwestern. At 2:03 of the first half, Lehland sent a header into the back of the net on an assist from Mark Hoog.
This was just the second meeting against these two teams. The only other time they met was in 2012, where the Wolves battled to a 2-1 double overtime win in their home opener.
Davis Bryan tallied the second goal for the Wolves which put them up 2-0 at the 29 minute mark. However, GSW soon responded, adding a goal on a penalty kick after a Newberry foul.
In a game that yielded 16 shots on goal for both teams, goalkeeper Brad Dixon played a huge part saving eight shots in the match.
In the second half, Sterling Wendt came off the bench in the 66th minute and helped extend the lead for the Wolves. At 74:30, Wendt put home a goal just moments after Davis Bryan hit the post with a header off a well placed cross from Jamie McAvoy.
This afternoon’s match also gives first year head coach Bryce Cooper, his first win with Newberry.
“We showed a lot of character and resilience today,” said Cooper. Whether it was the conditions, injuries, or the long drive, guys didn’t make excuses and battled from start to finish. Hopefully we use it as momentum for Saturday.”
The Wolves will play their next game at home this Saturday vs. Erskine at 4 p.m.