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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Danny Barletta is a native of Saugus, Mass. and a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he served as sports editor for The Daily Campus newspaper. He is an avid Boston sports fan and also enjoys watching movies and spending time with family.