FARMVILLE, Va. — The Wolves (2-1) were tested early on in the 2016 campaign as they battled to a 3-0 defeat to Division I Longwood University (2-1-1).
“Overall I was really proud of our effort,” said head coach Bryce Cooper. “We made it difficult on ourselves with some careless giveaways that lead to opportunities for them, but we battled for 90 minutes and tried to make it difficult for them.”
After a first half that yielded no goals and a save on a penalty kick from Newberry goalie Brad Dixon early on in the second half, the Lancers broke through with a goal from Mo Jalloh who put it to the far post from the left side of the 18-yard box. He was assisted by Jacob Parrot.
Finnaly Wyatt and Sepehr Harandi added goals for the Lancers in the 78th and 80th minutes.
Dixon finished the match with 13 saves for the Wolves. Longwood notched its second shutout of the season.
Newberry ripped off 11 shots in the game, four of which were on frame. Two of those four shots on goal came off the foot of forward Daniel Reyes, who is still looking for his first goal of the season after hitting the post in extra time vs. North Greenville on Tuesday.
“In the end you can’t give a team like Longwood as many chances as we did. We’ll learn from this and get ready for our conference opener against Catawba next week,” Cooper said.
The Wolves first conference game of the season is Wednesday at Catawba (1-1) at 7:30 p.m.
This release was provided by Newberry College.