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High Point Downs UNC Asheville 3-0 in Men's Soccer

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Release: October 16, 2010
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HIGH POINT, N .C. - Kiro Okiomah scored three goals for Big South-leading High Point as the Panthers downed UNC Asheville 3-0 in Big South Conference men's soccer action Saturday night.

The Bulldogs received a great performance from goalkeeper Lassi Hurskainen. He made 11 saves and stopped a penalty kick in the first half from Okiomah.

High Point (10-2-1, 5-0-0 BSC) won its seventh straight contest and remained unbeaten at home this season at 7-0-1.

Okiomah scored at the 27:17 mark to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead. He then scored four minutes later at 31:35 to pad the lead to 2-0.

In the second half, Okiomah scored off a rebound to increase the lead to 3-0 at 51:01.

The Panthers out-shot Asheville, 26-9 on the night. They held a 13-2 advantage in the first half. The Bulldogs battled back in the second half and forced HPU goalkeeper Michael Chesler to make six saves.

Asheville fell to 3-9-1 overall and 1-4-0 in league play.

David Wood led Asheville with three shots.

The Bulldogs next game comes on Oct. 23 when UNC Asheville hosts VMI starting at 2 p.m.

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