2009 Men's Soccer Season Comes to a Close in NCAA Tournament
The 2009 men's soccer season came to a close on Wednesday as
both Lander and Flagler fell in their first-round contests in the
NCAA Southeast Regional tournament. Complete recaps included
Carson-Newman Tops Lander 2-0
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. - The No. 15-ranked Carson-Newman men's soccer team scored a pair of first-half goals Wednesday night en route to a 2-0 victory over Lander in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament quarterfinals at McCown Field.
Third-seeded Carson-Newman (14-4-1) advances to Friday's semifinals where the Eagles will face second-seeded Anderson University (12-3-3) at 4 p.m. Friday at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C.
Sixth-seeded Lander, which was making its fifth straight NCAA tournament appearance, ends the season at 12-6-2.
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead at 16:58 on Ben Backstrom's fourth goal of the season. He was assisted by Daniel Zitt.
Carson-Newman extended the lead to 2-0 at 39:56 when Omar Cooke headed the ball in on an assist from Anthony Chiappetta. It was Cooke's 11th goal of the year.
The Eagles outshot Lander, 12-9, but the Bearcats led in corner kicks, 5-3.
C-N goalkeeper Jordan Moore tallied three saves, while Lander's Matthew Atkinson had one.
Wingate Downs Flagler 4-0
CHARLOTTE, N.C. − Felippe Imperatriz scored a pair of second half goals to help lead No 4 seed Wingate University to a 4-0 win over no. 5 seed Flagler College in an opening round match of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Wednesday night at Mallard Creek High School.
The match was moved from Wingate to Mallard Creek High, who has an artificial surface field, due to the large amount of rain that fell over the Carolinas last night which made Wingate’s field unplayable.
Wingate (13-4-1) advances to face No. 1 seed Lees-McRae College (15-2-1) in Banner Elk, N.C., on Friday (Nov. 13) at 7 p.m. Flagler (14-6-2) had its seven-match unbeaten streak snapped. The 14 wins by the Saints this year were the most since 2002 when Flagler went 17-4-0 and lost in the first round of the NAIA National Tournament to Mid-Continent College.
Luke Mulholland, the South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, scored his 16th goal of the season, off a cross from Jack Vundum, in the seventh minute to put the Bulldogs up 1-0.
Wingate went up 2-0 in the 25th minute when Jamie McKenna took advantage of a loose ball in front of the goal, off Gui Lima’s shot, and knocked the ball in.
The score would remain 2-0 at the half.
Imperatriz scored the first of his two goals in the 53rd minute off his corner kick. He tacked on another in the 80th minute as he chipped one in from 25 yards out.
Joey Calandra tallied four saves for Wingate and picked up his second shutout of the year. Matt Gilman (Ocala, Fla./Jacksonville U.) also recorded four saves for the Saints.
Wingate out-shot Flagler 15-11, but the two teams split 16 corner kicks evenly.