Second-half surge lifts N.C. Wesleyan past Sewanee
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2012) – The Sewanee men's soccer team could not hold on to its second-half lead, as N.C. Wesleyan rallied to defeat the Tigers 5-3, Sunday, at the Methodist Fall Classic.
Samuel Edoung-Biyo opened the scores with his second goal of the weekend.
Sewanee (1-3) held its lead late into the first half, when Andri Bjarnson scored back-to-back goals for Wesleyan.
"Today, we started out strong," said head coach David Poggi. "In the first 20 minutes we created several chances and got a quick goal. However, we let them back in the game by not scoring on those other opportunities."
Unfortunately, a barrage of shots by the Battling Bishops led to three unanswered goals the remainder of the match.
Sewanee was outshot by a 24-12 margin, however the Tigers held a slight 6-4 advantage in corner kicks.
Individually, Emerson led Sewanee with four shots while Edoung-Biyo finished with three attempts.
"We also started out well in the second half, this time scoring twice, " said Poggi. "We need to learn what it takes to close out a game. We are playing good opponents and will continue to improve from these experiences."
Sewanee will continue its six-match road trip with a 7:00 p.m., (EST) contest Friday, September 14 at Emory & Henry.
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