CLINTON, S.C. - Newt Turk scored with 12 minutes left to give Presbyterian College a hard-fought 3-2 Big South Conference victory over visiting UNC Asheville Wednesday night in men's soccer action.
The heartbreaking loss for the Bulldogs (1-10-0, 0-4-0 BSC) was their 10th straight. Asheville battled back from two one-goal deficits to tie the match before falling late.
PC jumped in front in the eighth minute when Bryan Quinatoa scored his first goal of the season to give the Blue Hose a 1-0 lead.
The Bulldogs took control of the match in the final 20 minutes of the opening half and finally broke through with a late goal. Freshman forward Rayon Gibbs scored his first career goal when he took a loose ball in the box and tucked it into the goal to knot the match at 1-1 with 45 seconds left.
The home team went back in front two minutes into the second half when Josh Carter scored on a rebound as PC led 2-1.
Asheville got the equalizer in the 59th minute. After a Blue Hose foul, the Bulldogs were awarded a free kick. Kenneth Lingerfelt scored his second goal of the year for Asheville when his shot from 10 yards out went into the back of the net to tie the game at 2-2.
Both teams had chances to score before the Blue Hose got the game-winner. Off a corner kick, Turk was able to head the ball into the goal for a 3-2 PC lead at 77:57.
Asheville out-shot Presbyterian College 18-17 and had six corner kicks to just two for the home team. Trey Hemphill had four shots for the Bulldogs.
UNC Asheville plays next on Saturday night when the Bulldogs travel to 18th ranked Coastal Carolina in a Big South Conference battle.