ANDERSON, S.C. – Led by redshirt sophomore Andre Carle’s two second half goals, Anderson University men’s soccer added its fourth straight win on the season over Newberry, 3-2, Wednesday evening at Trojan Stadium.
The victory propels the Trojans to 8-2-1 on the season and after beginning South Atlantic Conference play with a 1-2 record, AU has notched three straight conference victories to move to 4-2. Also with the win, the Trojans move to 3-1 at home with their only loss coming in double overtime.
After a scoreless opening half, Carle got AU on the scoreboard in the 48th minute when Newberry goalkeeper Patrick Sweatt came out of the goal and tried to pick up a pass from the backline. Misjudging where Carle was on the field, Carle used his speed to corral the ball and got behind Sweatt for the first goal of the match.
Less than a minute later, the Wolves responded when Tomas Garcia got on the scoresheet when his shot beat AU goalkeeper Bo Haug to his right. For Garcia, the tally was his first of the season.
The goals continued thirty seconds later when junior defender William Treichler used his long throw abilities to toss the ball into the Newberry zone. Redshirt freshman Benoit Torres was able to get a touch before graduate student Bernd Muxel beat Sweatt to take back the lead for Anderson. For Muxel, the tally was his first goal of his collegiate career after making his fourth start of the season.
Carle eventually scored the eventual game-winner in the 68th minute when redshirt freshman Alex Delpy found the striker on a long lob behind the NC defense. Carle was able to get a few touches to the ball along the right side and slid a shot into the net for the 3-1 lead.
Newberry was able to add its second goal in the 88th minute, as the Wolves tried to conduct a comeback, but the AU defense was able to preserve the win, moving freshman goalkeeper Bo Haug to 7-2-1 in his first collegiate season. For the match, Haug recorded two saves.
Behind Carle’s three shots on the evening, Muxel and junior midfielder Mattias Schyberg posted two shots for the match, while Delpy and junior Martin Brain each notched a shot on goal.
“Newberry gave an exceptional effort tonight that we didn’t match for most of the match,” head coach John Murphy said. “We have some work to do for Saturday and we’ll be back at it Thursday morning.”
Anderson returns to action and SAC play on Saturday, Oct. 12, as it heads to Lenoir-Rhyne. Kickoff from Hickory, N.C. is slated for 5 p.m.