|October 02, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|TCM||11:36||Tyler Linkous (Dallas Dunn , Fabian Proesch)|
|TCM||31:18||Andre De Giorgi (Isai Hernandez , Ivan Andabak)|
|TCM||89:37||Andre De Giorgi (Isai Hernandez )|
|Stats at a Glance||NBY||TCM|
|Shots (on Goal)||9 (6)||20 (13)|
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Wolves (3-6, 1-4) were knocked off by the No. 18 ranked Pioneers (9-0, 5-0) on Sunday afternoon in a tough 3-0 loss.
Andre De Girorgi put the game out of reach with a goal in the 90th minute, chipping a ball over Newberry goalie Brad Dixon, for his 8th goal of the season.
Dixon was stellar in the match, and stood on his head in the second half keeping the Wolves’ within two goals. The South Atlantic Conference saves leader ended the game with 10 saves.
Newberry had a chance to cut the deficit to one in the 67th minute after back to back shots by Cameron Provan and Claus Lehland. A save by the Pioneer keeper on Provan gave Lehland a great look on goal, but a team save was awarded to Tusculum as a defender kept the ball out of the net.
The Wolves’ ripped off nine shots, six of which were on goal, to Tusculum’s 20 shots with 13 going on frame.
The Pioneers added their first two goals in the first half. In the 12th minute, Tyler Linkous headed home a cross from teammate Dallas Dunn.
Girorgi added the second tally in the 32nd minute on a cross from Isai Hernandez. Hernandez also assisted on the last Tusculum goal that put Girorgi one-on-one with Dixon.
"We put ourselves in an early hole in the first half," remarked Newberry head coach Bryce Cooper. "The second half was as well as we've played all year. We really pinned Tusculum back and put them on their heels, but unfortunately we didn't get anything to show for it. If we can match that same level of intensity and quality we displayed during the second half for 90 minutes, the results will come."
Newberry still had their opportunities to create chances in the first half to get on the board as they were awarded five corner kicks.
Fabrizio Bucco tallied three shots for the Wolves’, two of which were on goal. Both of Lehland's shots were registered on goal, and four other Wolves' recorded one shot apiece.
"We're looking forward to getting back on our home turf this week for some critical conference games," said Cooper. The Wolves will face Anderson on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Smith Road Complex. Kick-off is at 4:00 p.m.