Patriots Drop Season Opener at Newberry College

Patriots Drop Season Opener at Newberry College

NEWBERRY, SC – A second-half hat trick by junior Daphne Heyaime helped Newberry College to a 6-1 win over Francis Marion University, Friday afternoon (Aug. 31) in women's college soccer action.

FMU's next match is its home opener, Wednesday (Sept. 5) at 5 p.m. against Coker College. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and FMU students are admitted free with ID.

The Wolves (1-0-0) opened the scoring at the 28:25 mark, when freshman forward Salley Slice pounced on a loose ball in the Francis Marion penalty area, and put it away for the opening goal.

FMU (0-1-0) had a chance to level the score a little more than a minute later, but a header from sophomore Dayle McEwen was stopped by Newberry goalkeeper Jayleen Gant. Shortly after the half hour mark, good build-up play from the Patriots led to an open shot for Carli Gauthier, but the junior sent her shot just over the crossbar. 

Newberry doubled its lead in the 37th minute, when a cross found an open Emma Harms at the back post. The sophomore knocked it in to give the Wolves a 2-0 lead, which they carried into halftime.

Heyaime scored all three of her goals after the restart, and Slice added her second of the match, pushing Newberry to a 6-0 advantage.

FMU grabbed its goal in the 87th minute. After the Patriots were awarded a penalty kick, McEwen stepped up and sent Gant the wrong way to make it 6-1. It was McEwen's fifth score of her young career, and the second by way of the penalty spot.

The Wolves edged Francis Marion in shots 21-19, and held a 13-8 advantage in shots on goal. Newberry accounted all four of the match's corner kicks.

FMU freshman goalkeeper Rachael Hennenkamp and Newberry's Gant registered seven saves apiece.


Newberry (1-0-0) def. Francis Marion Univ. (0-1-0) 6-1
Date: Aug 31, 2018  Attendance: 56
Weather: Hot and Sunny

Goals by period       1  2  Tot
Francis Marion Univ.  0  1 -  1
Newberry............  2  4 -  6

1-0.  28:25 NEW Salley Slice (1) (unassisted) - Off volley from left side, to upper 90 from 5 yards out
2-0.  36:59 NEW Emma Harms (1) (Salley Slice;Jacqueline Aldrete) - through balls from 20 and 23 from right side to
3-0.  58:33 NEW Daphne Heyaime (1) (unassisted)
4-0.  59:45 NEW Salley Slice (2) (Daphne Heyaime) - through ball from 13, chipped over goal keeper into left corner
5-0.  62:27 NEW Daphne Heyaime (2) (Salley Slice) - pass to middle of the box, shot through middle of the net
6-0.  73:32 NEW Daphne Heyaime (3) (unassisted) - juked around defender, shot through middle of the net
6-1.  86:02 FMU_W Dayle McEwen (1) Penalty kick

Shots: Francis Marion Univ. 19, Newberry 21 ; Saves: Francis Marion Univ. 7 (Rachael Hennenkamp 7), Newberry 7 (Jayleen Gant 7)