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BEARS HEAD TO NEWBERRY FOR WEDNESDAY MATCHUP

BEARS HEAD TO NEWBERRY FOR WEDNESDAY MATCHUP

 

Written by Antoine Lynch, Athletics Media Specialist

 

 

RALEIGH, N.C. –The Shaw University men's soccer team returns to the pitch to battle Newberry College Wednesday, Oct. 29.  Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. from the Smith Road Complex.

 

 Shaw looks to avenge a heartbreaking 4-3 OT loss to Salem (W.V.) on Saturday, Oct. 22. In Morgantown, W.V. its last time in action. The loss drops their record to 3-9-2 on the season. The Bears have dropped three of their last four matches with the three losses coming on the road.

 

 The Bears found themselves climbing out of a hole from the opening whistle as the Tigers of Salem scored two goals in the first 40 minutes. The Bears were outshot 6-2 during the opening half. Shaw was able to outscore the Tigers in the second half with a 3-1 scoring frame but in OT, Salem scored the game winner in the 95th minute.

 

 Newberry enters Wednesday's match after dropping a 3-1 loss to Lincoln Memorial on Oct. 26. Two early goals in the first seven minutes of action left the contest tied at 1-1. LMU added a goal just before the half to take a 2-1 lead over the Wolves at the Break. The Railsplitters iced the contest with a goal in the 78th for the 3-1 final.

 

 Wednesday's matchup will be the first ever between the Bears and the Wolves in men's soccer.

 

Live coverage will be available on www.shawbears.com and also www.newberrywolves.com

 

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw athletics and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit www.shawbears.com.