CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team scored five unanswered goals against UNC Asheville on Wednesday night as they defeated a 10-man squad 5-1 to improve to 3-9 on the season and 3-1 in the Big South. UNC Asheville fell to 1-10-2 and 0-5 in conference play.
How It Happened
The Bulldogs scored first courtesy of a 19th minute penalty kick after a handball in the box. Joe Lacasto smoothly found the back of the net to score his first goal of the season.
PC continued to apply offensive pressure, and Clement Vannier gave PC the lead just two minutes later with a header off a free kick from Ziegler.
In the 38th minute, UNC Asheville’s Carter Phillips received his second yellow of the game, and the Bulldogs were forced to play the rest of the game a man down.
Adrian Edo Martin scored in the 45th minute from outside the 18-yard box with a shot through traffic. Vannier dove out of the way at the last second, and the shot was able to fool the keeper.
At the half, PC had outshot UNC Asheville 17-6 and led on corner kicks 3-1.
Playing a man-up for the last 45 minutes, the Blue Hose continued to apply pressure to the visitors. Kitromilides netted his fourth of the season in the 64th minute to make it 4-1, and Yacine Tchemmoun made it 5-1 in the 80th minute standing on the back post off a Harry Abell corner kick.
PC recorded a program-best (DI) 15 points (5G, 5A) on a program-high (DI) 34 shots.
PC travels to USC Upstate on Saturday, October 13, for a 7 p.m. game.