FARMVILLE, Va. – Longwood scored three straight goals after falling behind as the Lancers downed UNC Asheville 3-1 in Big South Conference men’s soccer action Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs (3-7-0, 0-2-0 BSC) got an early goal from Bobby Castro, but Longwood scored right after that to tie the match at 1-1. The Lancers then scored with one second left in the first half to take the lead for good.
“Although we scored a very nice goal from Bobby Castro early in the match, we were off our game today,” commented Asheville coach Matt Kern. “I take responsibility for our performance today. Our possession was very poor, especially in the first half.
“Credit to Longwood as I thought they played some good soccer today and deserved to win,” added Kern. “We will rest and recover and get ready for Presbyterian on Wednesday.”
Castro opened the scoring off a pass from Emil Gonsalvez at 16:02. It was the senior forward’s second goal of the season.
The lead didn’t last long as Longwood (2-4-3, 1-0-1) scored two minutes later to knot the match at 1-1. Phillip Van Berkom connected on a shot from 20 years out at 18:48.
The match stayed at 1-1 before the Lancers scored with one second left in the half. On a corner kick, Ben Ferrell headed in a pass to put the home team in front 2-1.
Longwood added another goal in the second half to seal the victory. Lee Martin tallied in the 63rd minute to pad the lead to 3-1.
The Lancers enjoyed an 18-9 edge in shots. Castro had three of Asheville’s shots.
UNC Asheville plays again on Wednesday when the Bulldogs host Presbyterian College at Greenwood Field starting at 4 p.m.