Tennessee Wesleyan College played on Friday against the University of Alabama Huntsville Chargers, in a game that marked a momentous occasion for TWC men's soccer, it was the first ever game that was broadcast live over the internet.
The game itself started well for Tennessee Wesleyan, Richard Zuzart who has just returned from major knee surgery was enjoying a lot of the ball down the right wing and his play was causing the UAH left back lots of headaches. For the first twenty minutes the TWC team had the majority of possession and were looking dangerous when they worked the ball forward. It took a little while for UAH to gain a footing in the game, but when they did both teams seemed to cancel each other out.
TWC's defense again had a great game, the UAH team never really looked like scoring and even though TWC had sixty percent of the first half possession they only really looked threatening from set pieces. The teams went in at halftime tied at 0-0.
The second half was much of the same until the 65th minute, when UAH broke quickly down the TWC left, the ball wasn't dealt with properly and UAH's left winger broke into the TWC box cut it back to Brandon LeMier who hit a tame left footed shot into the TWC goal. TWC were chasing the game from that point on.
In the 77th minute TWC received a red card for two yellows and now they were really struggling, down 1-0 and playing with ten men against a team that was keeping the ball extremely well. TWC moved players around trying to chase the game but to no avail. The final score was TWC 0 the University of Alabama Huntsville 1.
TWC's next game is on the road, Wednesday September 22nd at 7.30pm against Bryan College. This will be TWC's first Appalachian Athletic Conference game and it will be a tough one, Bryan are currently ranked 25th in the nation.