College of Charleston upends UNCG, 3-1
GREENSBORO, NC – Kareem Yearwood scored twice as College of Charleston remained unbeaten in SoCon men’s soccer action with a 3-1 win over UNC Greensboro at UNCG Soccer Stadium on Saturday night.
The Cougars (8-3-1, 2-0-0) took an early lead when Zach Prince scored just 6:05 into the match. Wes Knight fed Prince the ball deep in the right corner. Prince hit a ball up the end line, which took a funny hop and bounced past the outstretched keeper for an unthinkable angle goal and a 1-0 lead.
After College of Charleston recorded six of the first seven shots of the match, UNCG recorded six of the next seven and had several good chances in the first half. However, the score remained the same until 49:08. The Cougars’ Doug Edwards wound up for a blast from just inside the top of the box, but he muffed the shot. Instead, the ball wound up at the feet of Yearwood, who popped in from nine yards out for his eighth goal of the season.
Yearwood’s SoCon leading ninth goal of the year came on a defensive lapse at 69:14. UNCG keeper Chad Janda came off his line to chase a long ball of the foot of Casey Gold. Instead, Yearwood, popped the ball over Janda’s head and into the goal from 22 yards away for a 3-0 advantage.
The Spartans ruined the shutout with 1:27 to play. David Grayson hit a blast from 10 yards out that bounced off the right post and goalkeeper Corbin Waller twice before finding the bottom right corner of the net for Grayson’s first of the season.
UNCG (6-5-2, 2-3-0) held a 19-11 advantage in shots, but Waller logged six saves for the Cougars to earn the win.
The Spartans will host No. 2-ranked Wake Forest on Tuesday night in the third of a five-game homestand. Game time is set for 7 pm.
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Coll. of Charleston. 1 2 - 3
UNC Greensboro...... 0 1 - 1
SCORING SUMMARY: CofC – Prince (Knight) 6:05; CofC – Yearwood (Edwards) 49:08; CofC – Yearwood (Gold) 69:14; UNCG – Grayson (Young) 88:33. Shots: Coll. of Charleston 13, UNC Greensboro 19. Saves: Coll. of Charleston 6 (Waller 6), UNC Greensboro 3 (Janda 3). Corner kicks: College of Charleston 5, UNCG 6. Fouls: College of Charleston 21, UNCG 16.