November 2, 2013

Bearcats blank Patriots 3-0 in PBC match

GREENWOOD, SC – Lander University broke a scoreless deadlock with Francis Marion University by scoring a pair of first-half goals in a three-minute span and the Bearcats went on to claim a 3-0 win over the Patriots, Saturday afternoon (Nov. 2) in Peach Belt Conference men's soccer action.

Both teams conclude their regular-season schedule and will next play in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament this week.  FMU drops to 8-4-4 overall and 5-3-1 in the PBC, a three-win improvement over the 2012 season and the program's first winning campaign since 2009.

Francis Marion will play host to Clayton State University on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in a first-round match of the PBC Tournament.  Both teams finished the regular season with a 5-3-1 league mark, but the Patriots own the tiebreaker by virtue of a 2-0 road victory over the Lakers on Oct. 19. It will be the Patriots' first home tournament match in 11 years.

Lander (10-4-1, 6-3) took a 1-0 lead at the 36:40 mark when Robert Seaton scored off an assist by Clement Dauchy.  The margin was doubled only 2:24 later when Guillaume Pommett headed in a corner kick by Kevin Durand.

Lander scored its final tally in the 64th minute as Dauchy registered an unassisted score.

Lander outshot Francis Marion 22-7 and led 10-2 in corner kicks.  Senior Cody Farrier led the Patriots with three shots.

FMU freshman goalkeeper Nick Stover recorded eight saves in the opening half, while freshman Mike Warn played the second half and made four stops.  The Bearcats' Barrett Nielsen made four stops.




Lander (10-4-1, 6-3 PBC) def. Francis Marion Univ. (8-4-4, 5-3-1 PBC) 3-0
Date: Nov. 2, 2013  Attendance: 200
Goals by period             1  2  Tot
Francis Marion Univ.      0  0 -  0
Lander..............          2  1 -  3
1-0.  36:40 LANDER Robert Seaton (4) (Clement Dauchy) - in front of goal
2-0.  39:04 LANDER Guillaume Pommett (2) (Kevin Durand) - header, to left of goal, off of corner kick
3-0.  63:58 LANDER Clement Dauchy (14) (unassisted) - in front of goal
Shots: Francis Marion Univ. 7, Lander 22 ; Saves: Francis Marion Univ. 12 (Nick Stover 8, Mike Warn 4), Lander 4 (Barrett Nielsen 4)