Lander blanks No. 13 Carson-Newman, 1-0

Lander blanks No. 13 Carson-Newman, 1-0

GREENWOOD – The Lander men's soccer team and posted a shutout of No. 13 Carson-Newman, 1-0, Wednesday night at Van Taylor Stadium.

Lander (7-3-2) got the game-winning goal from Max Bolton in the 80th minute to knock off the Eagles, (9-3-1), who entered the evening as the top-ranked team in the Southeast Region. 

The Bearcats, who held the top spot in the region last week, remain unbeaten on the season in matches against nationally-ranked opponents. Lander knocked off then-No. 7 Francis Marion, 2-0, on Oct. 5. 

"It was a good battle," said head coach Lee Squires, "between two good teams. The squad came together and we got the job done. That's a couple of times this season now we've done that. We got a big win that we needed for us moving forward."

Lander worked its way into a corner kick opportunity at the 79:31 mark. Tom Marriott delived a cross onto the end line, just right of the far post. Alistair Danjon headed the incoming pass in front of the net and Bolton delivered the goal to put the Bearcats on top. 

The Eagles outshot Lander 12-8 on the evening, putting five shots on goal against Lander's one. Jacob Withers recorded five saves in goal for the Bearcats. 

Lander heads back on the road Saturday as the Bearcats travel south for a match at North Georgia on Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m.


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