Knights rally to defeat NGU
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Knights rally to defeat NGU
SR Tyler Pegues scored two goals at St. Andrews Presbyterian

LAURINBURG, NCóSenior Marques Norwood (Raleigh, N.C.) scored three goals as the St. Andrews Presbyterian College menís soccer team rallied from a second half deficit to defeat non-conference North Greenville University 4-2 on Monday afternoon.

The Crusaders, who fell to 4-5-0 overall, grabbed a quick 1-0 lead in the 7th minute. Freshman Max Duarte (Porto Alegre, Brazil) set up senior Tyler Pegues (Richmond, Va.) with a long breakaway pass on a free kick from midfield.

Norwood tied the match at one apiece in the 12th minute after finishing off a couple passes. Sophomore Jamin Ferris (Durham, N.C.) set up the tying tally with a pass from the defensive zone that classmate Ryan Ebey (Wading River, N.Y.) dished off to Norwood for the score.

Pegues once again put the visitors back on top in the 23rd minute after blasting a corner kick from Duarte.

North Greenville maintained the 2-1 lead into the second half but a free kick with exactly 30 minutes left knotted the match. Norwood smoked a low direct kick past the Crusader wall and just inside the left post.

Seven minutes later in the 67th minute Norwood completed his second hat trick of the year after corralling a long pass from freshman Dylan Forshay (Annandale, Va.) and beating the goalie for his team-high 12th goal and fourth game-winner of his senior campaign.

Sophomore Justin Garton (Germantown, Md.) added a late insurance goal in the 85th minute after finishing off a flurry of passes. Senior Chris Bennett (Brevard, N.C.) and junior Josh Buck (Jacksonville, N.C.) assisted on Gartonís second goal of the year.

Sophomore goalkeeper Nick Stevens (Kernersville, N.C.) improved to 9-4 on the season after making four saves in 90 minutes of action. NGU junior counterpart Cody Gray (Greer, S.C.) had three stops.

SAPC out shot the Crusaders, 19-11; had twice as many corner kicks, 6-3; but were flagged for more fouls, 21-11.

The Knights, who improve to 9-4-0, will play Friday at Warren Wilson College. North Greenville will be back in action Wednesday as they play host to Clayton State.