September 7, 2011
Southern Poly Improves to 5-0 after 2-1 Conference Win
Southern Poly, currently ranked #5 in the NAIA, traveled to SSAC Conference opponent Faulkner University in their fifth match of the season. They would score one goal in each half to win 2-1 and improve to 5-0, 2-0 in the SSAC, on the season. Goals were scored by Seniors Sean Grisham and Jumol Harewood to secure the victory while goalkeeper Junior Jason Andrew faced only two shots on goal.
The opening goal came 20 minutes into the first half when Andrew punted a ball beyond the back line of Faulkner. Grisham picked up the loose ball about 30 yards from goal and went one on one with the Faulkner goalie and calmly slipped it between his legs. It was Grisham’s second goal of the year and Andrew’s first assist. Shortly after, Faulkner equalized when an errand cross bent into the far corner over Andrew’s head. It was the second goal given up by Southern Poly on the young season. The half would end 1-1 with Southern Poly peppering the goal with 14 shots and Faulkner with two.
Grisham scored his second of the season.
The second half was more of the same as Southern Poly dominated play again and didn’t surrender a shot for the last 45 minutes. After many opportunities to take the lead, Harewood would pick up his second SSAC game winning goal, third total, when Sophomore James Harris crossed a ball that Harewood headed into the back of the net. It was Harewood’s fifth goal of the season and Harris’ first assist.
Southern Poly would threaten a few more times unsuccessfully after taking the lead but they wouldn’t need it to stay undefeated on the season. Southern Poly would outshoot the Eagles 19-2 in the second half for a total shot count of 33-4 on the match.
Southern Poly next travels to Black Mountain, NC to take on Montreat College on Saturday September 10th.