Anderson Men's Soccer Gets By Lenoir-Rhyne, 1-0, In Overtime To Win The 2011 Food Lion SAC Tournament
November 6, 2011
Bears end the season with a 9-9-3 record
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Stefan Dill stopped seven shots in goal despite a 1-0 loss to Anderson in the 2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Tournament Championship Sunday in Rock Hill, S.C.
Rock Hill, S.C. - The Anderson Men's Soccer Team (17-3) won its second consecutive league tournament with a 1-0 victory in overtime over Lenoir-Rhyne (9-9-3) Sunday afternoon in the 2011 Food Lion SAC Championship match at Manchester Meadows.
The Trojans' Ryan Messick (Point Pleasant, W.Va.) scored the match's lone goal 4:55 into the first overtime. Messick received a cross from Lasse Sohrweide (Flensburg, GERMANY) in the box and scored from 18 yards out to the lower left corner of the net to end the match.
Anderson's goalkeeper, Lukas Hesse (Berlin, GERMANY), picked up the shutout win after stopping eight shots. Hesse was named the South Atlantic Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player.
Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Stefan Dill (Southampton, BERMUDA) suffered the loss in goal despite allowing just one score to go along with seven saves, all in the first half.
Anderson, ranked No. 11 in NCAA Division II, also held a 14-12 advantage in shots taken in winning its fourth consecutive match.
The Trojans now hope for a bid to the 2011 Southeast Regional Tournament. The pairings for the NCAA Division II Playoffs will be announced Monday evening at 7 p.m.
For Lenoir-Rhyne, senior forward Daniel Jones (Wrexham, WALES), senior midfielder George Wilson (London, ENGLAND) and senior midfielder Jordan Holmes (Southport, ENGLAND) all earned all-tournament honors.
2011 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference
Men's Soccer All-Tournament Team
Lukas Hesse, Anderson (Most Valuable Player)
Kevin Butler, Anderson
Ryan Messick, Anderson
Lasse Sohrweide, Anderson
Daniel Jones, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jordan Holmes, Lenoir-Rhyne
George Wilson, Lenoir-Ryne
Evan Harvey, Catawba
Domhnall Minogue, Catawba
Leonardo Germniani, Lincoln Memorial
Mario Pinto, Lincoln Memorial