N.C. Wesleyan Pulls Out 2-1 Men's Soccer Win
|N.C. Wesleyan (1-0)||1||1||2|
|1st - 17:40||Christian Boakye (N.C. Wesleyan)|
|2nd - 58:02||Matthew Poling (Guilford)|
|2nd - 77:46||Tyler Payne (N.C. Wesleyan)|
Matthew Poling - 1
A: Ronnie Castellanos - 1
Sh: Erik Collazo - 5
Sv: Michael MacVane - 7
2 Players (#9, #14 - 1)
A: Andri Bjarnson - 2
Sh: Andri Bjarnson - 8
Sv: Nathan Mangione - 4
|TEAM STATISTICS||Guilford||N.C. Wesleyan|
|Shots (on goal)||15 (5)||19 (10)|
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Tyler Payne scored off a free kick in the 78th minute and gave North Carolina Wesleyan a 2-1 soccer win over visiting Guilford College Wednesday in the Battling Bishops' season opener.
North Carolina Wesleyan (1-0) took a 1-0 lead 18 minutes into the match when Christian Boakye converted a cross from Andri Bjarnson for the Bishops ' first goal of the season. The score remained 1-0 in favor of the hosts at halftime and Wesleyan held a 10-5 edge in shots.
Guilford tied the match at 1-1 in the 59th minute on Matthew Poling's second goal in as many games. Poling ran on to a through ball from senior Ronnie Castellanos and beat North Carolina Wesleyan keeper Nathan Mangione to the left.
The score remained knotted at 1-1 for the next 19 minutes before Payne netted the game winner off Bjoarnson's second assist of the match.
The hosts held a 19-15 edge in shots. Mangione stopped four shots while Guilford goalie Michael MacVane had seven saves.
Guilford heads to Mt. Berry, Ga., for a weekend tournament hosted by Berry College.