|October 26, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|NBY||25:01||Fabrizio Bucco (Daniel Reyes )|
|NBY||67:37||Jordan Szustwal (Quintin Eisner )|
|NBY||89:10||Juan Villa-Bailey (Quintin Eisner )|
|Stats at a Glance||CIU||NBY|
|Shots (on Goal)||8 (4)||14 (8)|
NEWBERRY – The Newberry Wolves (5-9-2) defeated non-conference opponent Columbia International (5-11) by a final of 3-1 on Wednesday afternoon.
Fabrizio Bucco put the Wolves on the board in the 26th minute after receiving a high through ball from Daniel Reyes, and beating Rams goalkeeper Luke Brooks for his 3rd goal of the season. Bucco was denied earlier in the contest as a defensive save prevented a goal in the 12th minute.
Jordan Szustwal put the Wolves up 2-0 in the second half after a beautiful through ball from Quintin Eisner had him behind the defense in the box. His shot from the left side marked his second goal this season, and was the eventual game winner.
But less than a minute later, Maksym Yakovenko made Newberry pay after a turnover in their own third, cut the Rams deficit to one.
In the 90th minute, Eisner’s blocked shot landed at the foot of Juan Villa-Bailey, who hammered home his first goal of the 2016 campaign.
“Overall it wasn’t a great performance as we lacked the intensity and effort we needed to play up to our standards,” said Newberry head coach Bryce Cooper. “I was proud of the guys for getting the result, but we have to make sure we come out with more energy and sharpness against a very tough LRU side on Saturday.”
A final shot tally had Newberry with a 14-8 advantage, with eight of the 14 going on frame. The Rams put four shots on goal, as Brad Dixon ended the evening with three saves.
The freshmen, Eisner and Reyes, tied for the team led in shots with three each. Szustwal and Bucco tallied two apiece.
Newberry will host Lenoir-Rhyne for Senior Day on Saturday, Oct. 29. As part of themed pink weekend on campus, the Newberry men’s soccer team will be selling t-shirts, scarves, and more in order to support the Play4Kay Foundation. Wolves encourage fans in attendance to show their support by wearing pink.
Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. at Smith Road Complex