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Bearcats win chilly affair, hand GSW first loss

GREENWOOD, SC – Lander University scored a pair of first half goals and went on to defeat Georgia Southwestern State University 2-0 in a Peach Belt Conference men’s soccer match Tuesday evening, February 16, at Van Taylor Stadium on the LU campus.

With the win, LU improves its record to 2-0 this spring, while the Hurricanes (1-1) suffered their first loss of the season.

Max McNulty scored the first goal of the match in the 13th minute on a header in the middle of the 18-yard box off a long floating pass in from Rasmus Andersson that was set up by Marco Gueli. The Bearcats struck again in the 30th minute on an unassisted goal by Tom Marriott.

The Bearcats outshot GSW, 21-6, and controlled the advantage in corner kicks, 4-1. GSW was whistled for four more fouls, 9-5. There were three yellow cards issued in the match.

Matteo Landais and Chris Salamatou led GSW with two shots apiece. GSW keeper Oneil Lewis made nine saves.

The Hurricanes return to the pitch on Monday to host North Georgia (0-3) at 7 p.m.