The Tennessee Wesleyan College men's soccer team played Campbellsville University on Thursday night and in an impressive performance extended their winning streak to an extraordinary nine games. Currently the TWC men's soccer team is ranked #25 in the nation and were taking excellent form into the game. Campbellsville was also coming off the back of two victories and playing a night game on the artificial surface at Campbellsville was going to be a big test for the TWC players.
The game started well for TWC who from the first whistle dominated possession, but the dogged Campbellsville defense was doing a good job of limiting TWC to speculative long range efforts. Campbellsville looked dangerous on the counter through Casey Clarke, but he was the only threat. At the other end TWC was testing their goal keeper. TWC couldn't break the deadlock before the half and the teams went in 0-0.
Campbellsville came out for the second half with a new found belief and was pushing more players forward into the attack. TWC was still looking dangerous through their wingers John Carrier and Daniel Cardona who were causing the Campbellsville defenders inside out. TWC eventually made their possession count when they opened the scoring after sixty two minutes through the in form Luke Winter. It all came from a Campbellsville corner, the ball was cleared to John Carrier who broke into their half, he drew two defenders and laid it to Winter who took it in stride and from twenty five yards out whipped an audacious shot that curled past the keeper and into the top corner of the net.
TWC added a second less than a minute later again through Luke winter. A hopeful long ball from TWC's Josh Simnett was challenged for in the Campbellsville box by Winter and the Campbellsville center back, Winter showed as he has so many times already this season that he wanted it more than his marker, he took a touch to his right and placed the ball into the corner of the goal. 2-0 TWC.
TWC added a third on seventy minutes when Sam Clare delivered a teasing cross from the left, the Campbellsville goal keeper came for it but could only palm the ball to John Carrier who was waiting on the edge of the six yard box. Carrier touched the ball to the side and slammed a left footed drive past the sprawling goal keeper and into the net.
TWC was coasting, but made the final eighteen minutes nerve racking when they conceded what turned out to be only a consolation goal through Ramiro Sanchez who broke past the TWC defense and hammered a right footed drive into the roof of the net.
This was the last real action on the game and it ended TWC 3 Campbellsville University 1. TWC is back in Appalachian Athletic Conference action on Tuesday as they play away against Union College, the game kicking off at 4pm. The game will be streamed live over the internet via the Union website. Click here to access video.