ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team fell to UNC Asheville 4-1 Wednesday night at Greenwood Field in the final match of the 2015 season. Bailey Woolley found the back of the net for PC’s sixth goal of the season.
The Blue Hose finished the 2015 season at 0-16-1, 0-9-1 in the Big South Conference, while the Bulldogs went to 6-10-1, 3-5-0 on the year.
Woolley (Rock Hill, S.C.) scored his first collegiate goal in the 16th minute to put PC on top 1-0 early.
Asheville scored the equalizer off the foot of Zach Joens in the 29th minute with Joe Lacasto providing the assist.
Woolley got behind the Asheville defense with 12 minutes remaining in the first half and took a shot that went just wide right. The Bulldogs marched back down the field and Brendan O’Dowd netted the go ahead goal in the 34th minute. Lacasto and Joens produced the assists.
Asheville had an opportunity with the clock winding down in the first half. The ball crossed the end line after the clock expired and was called off. The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead into the locker room.
Cole Schwietering provided Asheville with an insurance goal in the 61st minute with the assist from Grady Bradshaw and Andrew Sotak finished the scoring in the 80th minute with O’Dowd giving the assist.
Johnny Archer (Charlotte, N.C.) gathered 10 saves for the Blue Hose.
Archer and Thomas Valente ended their Blue Hose soccer careers. Archer made 33 appearances including 28 starts for PC. He generated 153 saves with one career shutout at High Point this season. Archer ended the year second in the Big South in saves and saves per game.
Valente (Bristol, Tenn.) overcame two medical redshirts to make 23 appearances including 10 starts in the midfield for the Blue Hose.