BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – The Presbyterian College men’s soccer team dropped its regular season finale on Wednesday night with a 3-2 double overtime loss at Gardner-Webb.
How It Happened
PC got on the board first thanks to an own goal from Gardner-Webb in the 19th minute. Gardner-Webb would take the lead with a pair of goals in the final five minutes of the opening half. The first came off the foot of Ali Al-Gashamy, his eighth of the year, to tie the match at 1-1. The second, which came just 15 seconds before halftime, was scored by Marvin Mendy to give the Runnin’ Bulldogs a 2-1 halftime lead.
The Blue Hose would tie it up in the 57th minute with Cade Crow’s fifth goal of the season with an assist from Steven Huppe. The two teams would remain knotted at 2-2 until the 102nd minute when Al-Gashamy netted his second goal of the match and ninth of the season to give GWU the double overtime victory at 3-2.
PC finishes the regular season 6-10-2 and 4-4 in the Big South, both high water marks for victories in PC’s Division I era. Gardner-Webb finishes the regular season 4-11-1 and 2-5-1 in Big South play.
PC will be the No. 5 seed in the Big South Championship, slated to begin on Sunday, and will face Liberty in Lynchburg, Va. at a time to be announced. The two teams just met on Oct. 29 in Lynchburg with the Flames claiming a 2-0 victory.