Greenville, S.C. - Anderson men's soccer defeated Conference Carolinas foe Southern Wesleyan, 2-0, on Saturday evening at Legacy Early College Field.
With the victory, the Trojans move to 1-1 on the season, while the Warriors drop to 0-1 overall.
Redshirt junior Alexander Cox-Ashwood busted up the 0-0 draw by driving home a rebounded shot attempt from senior Colin Burris to score what would eventually be the game-winner. Burris hustled towards the goal to beat the keeper to the ball and fired a bullet to the center of the goal. Warrior defender Alex Miner blocked the shot with Cox-Ashwood drilling the deflection to the back of the net for his first goal as a Trojan.
Trojan junior Lucas Mostajo scored Anderson's second goal of the evening just after the second half kick-off to set the final score at, 2-0.
Anderson outshot Southern Wesleyan 20 – 9 and took five corner kicks to the Warriors one.
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Warriors keeper Brandon Smith was credited with seven saves on the night.
"Proud of the team tonight, said head coach Michael Zion. "It was important to bounce back after a frustrating result on Thursday. I thought Southern Wesleyan were resilient and difficult to break down, but we stuck with it and eventually came out on top. The team is looking forward to the next challenge."
Anderson travels to Lees-McRae on Wednesday. Kick-off is slated for 7 p.m.