Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer falls to Pfeiffer by a 3-0 count

SALISBURY, NC -- Junior Cihan Nuhoglu (Rochester, NY) scored a pair of first-half goals to lead visiting Pfeiffer to a 3-0 win over 15th-ranked Catawba in men’s soccer action on Tuesday night at Frock Field.

The Falcons improve to 2-0 with the victory, while Catawba falls to 1-1.Nuhoglu put the Falcons on the board in the 20th minute as he put home a rebound off a shot by Matt Harris (Elgin, SC) that was blocked away by Catawba goalkeeper Will McElheny (Norwood, NC). Nuhoglu struck again in the 42nd minute to put Pfeiffer up 2-0 at the break.

Catawba had a pair of great chances in the second half, but Falcon keeper David Porley (Sydney, AUSTRALIA) saved a rocket off the foot of Nathan Zuzga (Troy, MI) and Troy Brown (Burlington, NC) had his chip saved by a Pfeiffer defender. Austin Knight (Gibbonsville, NC) tallied the final goal, just under three minutes from time, as he was able to loft a shot over McElheny. Porley made five saves in goal for Pfeiffer to earn the shutout. McElheny had four saves for the Catawba Indians.

 PFEIFFER (2-0) 2 1 - 3 #15 CATAWBA (1-1) 0 0 - 0

SCORING SUMMARY
P - 19:26 – Cihan Nuhoglu (1) (Matt Harris) P - 41:27 – Nuhoglu (2) P - 87:16 – Austin Knight (2) Shots at Goal: Pfeiffer 15, Catawba 13 Corner Kicks: Pfeiffer 3, Catawba 1 Goalkeeper Saves: Pfeiffer – David Porley 5 Catawba – Will McElheny 4 Offsides: Pfeiffer 5, Catawba 1 Cautions: C – Robinson (23’), R.Villiard (28’), Zuzga (46’); P – Venable (44’), Nerkowski (71’), Greehy (86’), Nuhoglu (89’). Ejections: C – Bloom (89’) ATT: 179 #######

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