Upstate Falls at Gardner-Webb in Non-Conference Finale

Upstate Falls at Gardner-Webb in Non-Conference Finale

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Boiling Springs, N.C. – The USC Upstate men's soccer team closed out the non-conference portion of its schedule on Tuesday evening by falling 6-1 to the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs at Greene-Harbison Stadium.

Upstate falls to 2-9-2 on the season while Gardner-Webb improves to 6-5-1 overall.

STATS OF THE MATCH

  • The Runnin' Bulldogs held a 20-9 advantage over the Spartans in shots and 12-5 in attempts on goal.
  • Upstate led 6-4 in saves.
  • Cam Philpot scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season and was one of five players to have one shot on goal for the Spartans.
  • Magnus Moldjord had two goals and one assist to lead the Gardner-Webb offense while Marc-Kevin Schwenk dished out two assists.
  • The Runnin' Bulldogs also received goals from Simen Olsen, Severin Soerlie, Ismael Guerrero and David Koloko. Soerlie, Koloko and Oskar Wang also had one assist each.
  • Jaedon Williamson came off the bench to attempt a team-high three shots for Upstate.
  • Guerrero and Moldjord took four shots apiece for Gardner-Webb.
  • Spartans goalie CJ Cluck finished the game with six saves, falling one shy of matching his season-high.
  • Runnin' Bulldog goalkeeper Jacob Beyer grabbed four saves.

USC UPSTATE GOALS

  • Philpot got Upstate on the scoreboard in the 56th minute after receiving a through ball and scoring past Beyer from just inside the 18-yard box. (USC Upstate 1, Gardner-Webb 4)

GARDNER-WEBB GOALS

  • Guerrero scored the game's first goal in the 20th minute as he found the back of the net off a cross from Wang. (USC Upstate 0, Gardner-Webb 1)
  • Olsen increased the Gardner-Webb lead to 2-0 in the 27th minute off a corner kick. Schwenk took the corner kick and Olsen's header went past Cluck. (USC Upstate 0, Gardner-Webb 2)
  • Koloko added a goal in the 28th minute scoring on a rebound following a corner kick. (USC Upstate 0, Gardner-Webb 3)
  • Moldjord made the score 4-0 for the Runnin' Bulldogs in the 46th minute capitalizing on a one-on-one opportunity. (USC Upstate 0, Gardner-Webb 4)
  • Soerlie converted from 16 yards out in the 63rd minute on a cross by Moldjord. (USC Upstate 1, Gardner-Webb 5)
  • Moldjord added his second goal of the game in the 79th minute after scoring from 18 yards away. Schwenk was given the assist. (USC Upstate 1, Gardner-Webb 6)

UP NEXT

  • The Spartans play their final home game of the season on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. hosting Florida Gulf Coast on Senior Night.

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