Soccer (M)

Rally falls short as Men's Soccer loses to UNCP 7-4

SALISBURY, NC- The 14th-ranked UNC-Pembroke Braves jumped out to a 5-0 lead then held off 16th-ranked Catawba to claim a 7-4 win in men’s soccer action on Wednesday night at Frock Field. UNCP improves to 1-0, while the Indians fall to 1-1. Pembroke scored three times in a three minute span starting in the 17th minute to take control. Sascha Gorres (Flensburg, GERMANY) opened the scoring and was followed by Avery Croteau (Raleigh, NC) and Jose Sanches (Catarina Pinula, GUATEMALA) for a 3-0 edge at the 18:59 mark. Graeme Little (Swindon, ENGLAND) closed out the first half scoring with a pair of goals, the first on a penalty kick in the 26th minute and the second just two minutes from the half. Catawba roared back in the second half with four unanswered goals to cut the margin to 5-4. Tyler Kulp (Ephrata, PA) got the first goal in the 53rd minute, while Nathan Zuzga (Troy, MI) scored off a corner kick in the 61st. Kenny Crowe (Reeders, PA) scored in the 71st and 81st minutes to draw the Tribe within a goal. Pembroke’s Trond Myrland (Molde, NORWAY) had a pair of breakaway goals in the final 10 minutes to secure the win for the Braves. #14 UNC-PEMBROKE (1-0) 5 2 - 7 #16 CATAWBA(1-1) 0 4 - 4 SCORING SUMMARY P - 16:07 – Sascha Gorres (1) P - 17:56 – Avery Croteau (1) (Graeme Little) P - 18:59 – Jose Sanchez (1) (Thomas Lindal) P - 25:34 – Little (1) – PENALTY KICK P - 43:10 – Little (2) (Chad Carlile, Trond Myrland) C - 52:10 – Tyler Kulp (1) (Jason Dumond) C - 60:08 – Nathan Zuzga (2) (Aaron Casteneda) C - 70:27 – Kenny Crowe (1) (Ryan Frommel) C - 80:25 – Crowe (2) (Frommel) P - 81:25 – Myrland (1) (Ali Erdal) P - 86:06 – Myrland (2) Shots at Goal: UNCP – 16, Catawba 14 Corner Kicks: Catawba 8, UNCP 6 Goalkeeper Saves: UNCP – Tom Martin 5 Catawba – Brian Roe (2), Dan Fitzgerald (46’) 1, Matt Student (68’) 0 Offsides: Catawba 5, UNCP 3 Fouls: Catawba 27, UNCP 20 Cautions: C- Zuzga (23’), Crowe (26’), N.Brown (80’), Frommel (89’); P- Lindal (22’), Broszeit (38’), Croteau (72’), Sanchez (74’) ATT: 257 #######

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