October 4, 2008

Lander holds on for 1-0 win

GREENWOOD, S.C. - Aaron Brittain scored an early goal and the Lander Bearcats held on to their lead the final 75 minutes, edging GSW 1-0 in a Peach Belt Conference men's soccer match Saturday afternoon.
 
Brittain scored at the 14:35 mark off an assist from K.C. Dunbaker. Brittain's goal came on a rebound after Hurricanes freshman goalkeeper Michael Smith made a diving stop of Dunbaker's shot from the right side. The ball bounced off Smith's hands to Brittain, who pounded the ball into the back of the net for his ninth goal of the season.
 
The Bearcats had several other scoring chances the rest of the game, but couldn't put the match away. The game ended with Lander goalkeeper Scott Playle batting senior Christian Dane's cross away as the final horn sounded.
 
The Bearcats had a 15-4 edge in shots with Smith making four saves. Playle recorded no saves, recording a shutout in his first career start.

Lander improved to 8-1-1 overall and 3-0 in the Peach Belt. The Hurricanes fell to 1-10, 0-2.

GSW hosts Thomas University on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

 

PICTURED: Michael Moses

PHOTO BY: Chris Fenn