September 1, 2009
Men's Soccer Falls to Barton in First Road Match
WILSON, NC -- Barton defeated Catawba 2-0 in men’s soccer action on Tuesday night at the Barton Soccer Complex. The Bulldogs improve to 1-1, while the Catawba Indians fall to 1-2.
Lloyd O'Neill (Fareham, England) put Barton on the board with the first goal in the 41st minute. Chris Tripp (Wilson, NC) ripped a long shot that was stopped by Tribe goalkeeper Ross Willard (Jacksonville, NC/Jacksonville HS), but O'Neill drove the rebound home.
In the 73rd minute, Matt Arnold (Henderson, NC) corralled a serve down the left line from Ridge Pruitt (Clayton, NC), raced past a defender and beat Willard into the upper left corner. The physical match featured five yellow cards, including three for the Indians.
Willard collected four saves, while Brian Riesenberg (Ft. Thomas, KY) notched the shutout. He also made four saves.
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