ANDERSON — Newberry College took on Anderson on Wednesday in two soccer matches for the men’s and women’s teams. The men’s team netted a 3-1 loss while the Lady Wolves defeated the Trojans, 4-1.
Freshman Tomas Garcia tallied his second goal of the year and senior Jay Barajas netted his first goal of the year in Newberry’s 3-2 loss to the homestanding Anderson Trojans. Neither team was able to gain much momentum in the opening half as the two sides combined for 11 shots in the first period.
The Wolves (1-9-1, 1-4-1 SAC) fired off seven shots in the first half, but placed only one on frame as Anderson’s (8-2-1, 4-2 SAC) Bo Haug recorded his first save of the day. Newberry senior Patrick Sweatt tallied one save of his own in the first half as the Trojans also placed one of their four shots on frame, only to see it turned away by Sweatt.
The second period proved to be a different kind of game as the first four minutes saw three goals between the two teams. The first goal of the match came in the 48th minute as Andre Carle stole the ball from Sweatt and scored his seventh goal of the season.
Only 23 seconds after Anderson struck the Wolves answered as sophomore Lucas Ferreira took control of a failed clearance. Ferreira found freshman Tomas Garcia with a pass, which Garcia converted into his second collegiate goal.
The fast paced scoring however was not done after Garcia’s game tying goal as William Treichler scored 40 seconds later to give the Trojans a 2-1 lead.
Newberry pushed the attack after Triechler’s goal with multiple shots over the next ten minutes. Anderson was able to push aside the Newberry attack and eventually turned a missed shot by Newberry freshman Michael McPeak into an opportunity.
Following McPeak’s wide shot, Anderson quickly saw shot from Johnny Fana blocked by the Wolves’ defense. The blocked shot led to a Martin Brain corner kick, which found Alex Delpy. Unable to score on his own, Delpy found Carle who netted his second goal of the afternoon.
Trailing 3-1 after 70 minutes the Wolves continued to try and rally against the Trojans. It was not until the 88th minute that the Wolves finally saw a result from their attack as Newberry took advantage of the long throw of freshman Jalin Butler. It was off of Butler’s throw-in that Barajas headed in for his first goal of the season.
Barajas’ goal came a little too late for the Wolves as time expired after freshman Graham Jermstad saw his 90th minute shot blocked by an Anderson defender, securing a 3-2 victory for the Trojans.
Garcia’s goal was his second of the season, while Barajas found the scorers column for the first time in 2013. Butler picked up his second assist of the year as Ferreira picked up his first points of the year with his assist on Garcia’s goal.
Newberry returns to the road on Saturday for a scheduled 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Carson-Newman.
Defenders led the way for the Newberry women’s soccer team as the Wolves topped Anderson 4-1 on a pair of goals from Rachael Jonas and a single goal from both Kelly Cardew and Gabrielle Brodie.
The two teams felt each other out early in the match as the Trojans (2-5-1, 1-1-4 SAC) and Wolves (6-4, 4-2 SAC) exchanged 11 shots in the opening 40 minutes. It was in the 41st minute that Newberry finally pushed a shot by Anderson goalkeeper Sadie Lancaster. Lancaster was beat by Jonas as the junior sent a shot over the keepers head from 40 yards out.
Jonas’ goal was the first of her career and gave the Wolves a 1-0 lead heading into halftime. The first half saw the Wolves outshot 7-6, while the teams were even 1-1 on corner kicks.
The second period started slowly, but became action packed soon after the 65th minute. With Newberry up 1-0 heading into the 67th minute, Newberry looked to add an insurance goal as junior Sabrina Serafin found the feet of Newberry junior Brodie. With the ball at her feet, Brodie sent a shot over Lancaster’s head from the top of the penalty area for her third goal of the season.
The Wolves struck again a minute later as Jonas scored off an assist from junior Sarah Sager to put Newberry ahead of the home side 3-1. Brodie’s insurance goal proved the game winner for the Wolves as Helena Moore scored for Anderson in the 70th minute, only two minutes after Jonas completed the brace.
The 85th minute saw freshman Lindsay Huber delver a corner kick to fellow freshman Cardew, who struck for the first goal of her collegiate career.
Cardew’s goal secured Newberry’s 4-1 win over the Trojans, marking the most goals in a game by Newberry since the Wolves earned a 4-2 victory over Erskine on October 22, 2012.
Newberry was outshot 15-13 by the Trojans, while Anderson also out earned the Wolves 5-4 on corner kicks.
Individually, Newberry’s sophomore goalkeeper Rebecca Darley posted five saves in the victory. Jonas’ brace is the first multi-goal game of the year for Newberry, as the Wolves last saw a muti-goal performance in last year’s win over Erskine as Brodie netted a pair of goals.
Jonas’ goals mark the first points of her Newberry career, while Huber, Cardew and Serafin also earned the first points of their careers. Brodie’s third goal of the season gives her 18 in her career, which is good for fifth all-time at Newberry.
The Wolves continue a short span of road matches on Saturday as Newberry travels to Carson-Newman for a 5 p.m. match with the Lady Eagles.