Men's Soccer Stumbles at Brevard, Loses 1-0October 22, 2013
BREVARD, N.C. – A 37th minute goal from Brevard’s Drew Gallowitch proved costly as Anderson University men’s soccer was unable to find the scoreboard in the full 90 minutes, falling to the Tornados 1-0 Tuesday afternoon at Brevard Soccer Field.
With the setback, the Trojans face just their second losing streak of the season and first since back-to-back South Atlantic Conference losses to Coker and Queens, respectively, at the end of September. The 1-0 loss marks the ninth time in the last 10 matches the Trojans have played to a one-goal differential. Until Wednesday when SAC matches continue in the league, Anderson (9-4-2, 4-4-1 SAC) remains in a tie for third place with Lincoln Memorial, each carrying 13 points and four wins in conference play.
AU was able to outshoot Brevard (5-8, 3-5 SAC) 10-5 for the match, including six shots in the second half. Four shots came on goal, including graduate student Bernd Muxel’s 52nd minute shot that had to be cleared off the goal line by a defender after the ball got by BC goalkeeper Heath Turner. Turner would eventually pick up the shutout and his fourth win with three saves on the day.
Muxel went on to pace the Trojans in the shots category with four, as two came on goal. The Trojans’ leading goal-scorer, redshirt sophomore Andre Carle was limited to just one shot on goal.
Turner’s counterpart, freshman Bo Haug, made two saves for the afternoon, but let the eventual game-winner slip by him in the first half as Gallowitch notched his second tally of the season. The goal was set up by Jami Uuttu who crossed the ball into the Anderson box for the Gallowtich. Haug has allowed three first half goals for the entire season.
“We’d like to congratulate Brevard on its hard-fought victory today,” Anderson head coach John Murphy said. “We were never at the races today and we have to take a long, hard look in the mirror after this one. Our focus will now shift to the weekend at Wingate.”
Despite the loss, AU has to bounce back quickly as it heads into the final stretch of the regular season. The Trojans continue conference play on Saturday with a trip to regional and conference power Wingate. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.