Tennessee Wesleyan defeated 21st-ranked SCAD, 2-1, Thursday night at the SCAD Athletic Complex. With the win the Bulldogs improve to 1-0, while the Bees fall to 2-2.
Tennessee Wesleyan struck first as Sammy Mawuko scored an unassisted goal four minutes into the contest to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. Four minutes later, Ben Wilks found Nelson De La Pava in the middle of the box for a goal to extend Tennessee Wesleyan lead to 2-0. The game went back and forth but neither team was able to capitalize giving the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead into the break.
It was a different story in the second half as SCAD came out firing. At the 56 minute mark Naim El-Harriti took a shot from 45 yards out that hit off the Bulldog goalie, Daniel O'Hare's, hands and bounced into the net to cut the deficit to 2-1. The SCAD Bees outshot the Bulldogs 13-4 in the second half and 19-7 overall.
Daniel O'Hare spent all 90 minutes in the goal and had six saves.
Tennessee Wesleyan will square off with Florida Memorial at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 29th at SCAD. Live stats for the game can be found at http://www.sidearmstats.com/scad/msoc/