The Anderson University men’s soccer team picked up its 5th consecutive victory on Wednesday with a 2-1 win on the road at Newberry College.
It was scoreless for a majority of the 1st half as both teams were struggling to get into a rhythm. That ended in the 40thminute when Alexandre Cox-Ashwood escaped the Newberry defense, and fired a 30-yard strike outside the left corner of the box into the back of the net, assisted by Harry Ward. Cox-Ashwood now has 10 goals in 11 games this season.
Midway through the 2nd half, Anderson (8-2-1, 4-2-1 SAC) was able to pad the lead when Agustin Ortiz scored his 3rd goal of the season, as he fired a shot into the lower right corner of the net.
However, Newberry (2-10, 2-5 SAC) answered back in the 84thminute with a goal from Harry McDonald to trim the deficit. Just a few moments later, the Wolves were on the brink of tying the match when Tre Bonaparte fired a shot on goal, but goalkeeper Gal Elyashiv made an outstanding diving save to preserve the lead, and the Trojans went on to win.
Elyashiv finished the match with 4 saves. As a team, Anderson outshot Newberry 13-11, and had the advantage in corner kicks 8-5.
The Trojans are back in action on Saturday as they play host to the Wingate Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m.
The women’s soccer team played at Newberry on Wednesday, as well, but lost in double overtime to the Wolves 1-0.
Following 101 minutes of scoreless action, Newberry (3-8, 3-4 SAC) scored the game-winner in the 102nd minute on a goal by Brianna Azar following a corner kick.
The Trojans (3-7-1, 1-5-1 SAC) managed just 10 shots and only 2 were on goal. The Wolves, meanwhile, put up 20 shots and 6 on goal. Newberry also had the advantage in corner kicks 11-7. AU goalie Jeanette Campbell was credited with 5 saves in the game.
Next up, the Trojans host Wingate on Saturday at 5 p.m.
The women’s golf team finished in 4th place at the 8th Annual LeeAnn Noble Memorial in Dahlonega, Ga. on Tuesday with a school-record 867 over 54 holes.
Going up against an 18-team field that featured five of the top-10 ranked teams in the nation, including top-ranked Dallas Baptist, the Trojans continued their assault on the school record books.
Freshman Kennedy McGahafired the 2nd-lowest round in school history on Tuesday with a 4-under-par 68 and set a 36-hole school record over the final two rounds. She wound up tied for 8th place individually with a score of 215.
Also finishing tied for 8th was sophomore Jessica Rathbone after an even-par 72 in the final round. Junior Emma Charlesjumped 11 spots during Tuesday's final round on the strength of a 3-under-par 69 – which matched the 4th-lowest single round in program history – to share 12th place.
Finally, senior Victoria Hallcarded a final round 1-over-par 73 on Tuesday and finished in a 6-way tie for 30th place, with classmate Kerington Lambalso notching a 73 and moving up 11 spots into a share of 58th place.
Limestone won the event, followed by Findlay, Dallas Baptist and Anderson. Limestone’s Ebba Hellman won the event individually as well with a tournament-record 205.
Following a two-week layoff, the Trojans are slated to wrap up their fall slate at the Flagler Fall Slam.