CENTRAL – In a second half that yielded four goals between the teams, Newberry (3-5) ended up on the wrong side of a 4-2 final at the hands of Southern Wesleyan (4-4).
“It was a tale of two halves for us,” said Wolves head coach Bryce Cooper. “We played fairly well, especially defensively in the first half.”
Nolan Hendrix helped put the Wolves’ on the board first in the 43rd minute on an assist from Eric Brody, helping give Newberry a 1-0 lead at the half, however it was short lived.
Michel Herszanhaut posted his first of two goals just minutes into the second half.
After the Warriors built their lead to 2-1 on a goal from Christian Taylor in the 62nd minute, Davis Bryan pulled the Wolves’ back even on a goal just 45 seconds later.
Herszanhaut then put home the eventual game winner in the 65th minute.
“We lacked the focus and intensity in the second half which ended up costing us the game,” stated Cooper. “This should be a wake-up call for us and show us at this level that there is no easy game. You have to put together good performances for an entire game, not just a half.”
Skyler Mattox eventually put the game out of reach for Newberry posting a goal in the 88th minute.
Of the 16 shots created, the Wolves’ had chances putting nine of those shots on frame. Miguel Uribe ended the match with seven saves for the Warriors. Brad Dixon stopped three from a Warrior offense that generated 22 shots on the night.
Daniel Reyes added four shots for Newberry. Juan Villa-Bailey & Claus Simonsen also tallied two shots apiece.
Newberry will continue their conference schedule as they travel to Tusculum on Oct. 2. Kick-off is at 4:30 p.m.
This release was provided by Newberry College.