Teams: UNC Asheville (5-11-0, 4-2-0 BSC)
Winthrop (3-10-1, 0-6-0 BSC)
Location: Greenwood Field, Asheville, N.C.
Time: October 22, 6:30 p.m.
ASHEVILLE, N.C— The UNC Asheville men’s soccer team defeated the Winthrop Eagles 1-0 on homecoming night.
The scoring was opened up in the 15th minute after Brendan O’Dowd’s shot was deflected by the Eagles’ keeper, Kennet Perkinson, and found its way into the back of the net for an own goal.
Both squads pushed for another goal throughout the remainder of the match with Asheville tallying 11 total shots and Winthrop compiling 21.
The Bulldogs’ goalkeeper Chris Katt was phenomenal guarding the net producing nine crucial saves throughout the match.
Asheville’s defense held on tight for the 1-0 shutout.
- The Bulldogs had 11 shots throughout the match, eight of which were on target.
- Goalkeeper Chris Katt had a total of nine saves.
-Richie Lee provided a spark for the Bulldogs coming off the bench with three shots.
“Tonight’s result was a very hard-fought victory. Not only were we battling a very committed Winthrop team, but the weather conditions were also very tough. We created some great chances and probably deserved more than one goal but full credit to their goalkeeper coming up with some great saves. Second half was a very tough battle but we managed the pressure well and found a way to win the match. It was a great crowd and great environment tonight. We have a short turn around playing the first place team, Presbyterian, on Wednesday, so we have a great challenge in front of us. Overall we are very pleased with the result tonight and we will get back to work tomorrow.”—Head Coach Matt Mennell
The Bulldogs will travel for their last regular season match away from home this season, this Wednesday, October 26 at Presbyterian in Clinton, S.C. beginning at 7:00 p.m.