Teams: UNC Asheville (6-11-0, 5-2-0 BSC)
Presbyterian (6-8-2, 4-2-0 BSC)
Location: Martin Stadium, Clinton S.C.
Time: October 26, 7:00 p.m.
CLINTON, S.C. — Freshman forward Luiz Dantas scored an 83rd minute game winner to will the Bulldogs to a 2-1 victory over Presbyterian Wednesday night.
The game was knotted at 0-0 for the first third of the match until Dantas was able to beat the Blue Hose keeper in the 31st minute.
Presbyterian pushed for an equalizer but UNC Asheville’s defense held tight until a penalty was awarded to the Blue Hose in the 80th minute. Sergio Pinto connected on the penalty kick to equalize the match at 1-1.
The Bulldogs responded quickly when Dantas found the back of the net for the second time on the night on a free kick set piece in the 83rd minute. Junior midfielder Andrew Lawrence was credited with the assist.
Asheville’s defense held strong for the 2-1 victory.
- The Bulldogs out shot Presbyterian 14-13, forcing the keeper to five saves.
- Goalkeeper Chris Katt had a total of four saves.
-Dantas was Asheville’s man of the match, scoring two goals, including the 83’ game winner.
“Great team result tonight. We had a good week of training and the guys got the tactic spot on. I was really happy with the way we approached the game and the way we tried to play tonight. We made a mistake giving up the penalty but we were able to adjust to the situation and respond. Luiz Dantas had a very clinical night in front of the goal. I was really pleased with the way him and the rest of the team played. It was a great team win and we are now looking forward to our match against Radford on senior night. It will be a good opportunity for us and we are excited for the challenge.”-- Head Coach Matt Mennell
The Bulldogs will return home for their final regular season match against Radford next Wednesday, November 2 at Greenwood Field beginning at 7:00 p.m.