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Elizabethtown College Men's Soccer
Wattenschaidt, Haines Strike Twice as Etown Defeats Greensboro (NC), 5-2
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown improved to 2-3 overall as Ryan Wattenschaidt (Jarretsville, MD/North Harford) and Charlie Haines (Hamilton, NJ/Hun School of Princeton) each scored twice to help lift the Blue Jays to a 5-2 win over Greensboro (NC) at home Sunday.
Wattenschaidt scored both of his goals early, 1:35 and 4:52 into the game, to throw Greensboro, which entered the game 3-1 and had taken defending national champion Messiah down to the wire Saturday in a 3-2 loss, off balance for the next 25 minutes. Wattenschaidt scored his first goal after dribbling past Greensboro goalie Jeff Jones, and his second goal came unassisted on a shot that got past the goaltender.
Haines scored on an assist from Brian Albrecht (Baltimore, MD/Patapsco) 30:26 into the game to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead. Greensboro got on the board with 6:08 left in the first half on a direct kick by Michael Smith. Greensboro narrowed the gap to 3-2 2:29 before halftime on a goal by Bucky Stevens.
Haines scored his second goal just 2:57 into the second half to give Etown a 4-2 lead, and Steve Custer (Baltimore, MD/Dundalk) scored the final goal on an assist from Albrecht with 5:58 left in the game.
Greensboro, which actually outshot Etown 13-11 and had six corner kicks against three for the Blue Jays, was thwarted in its offensive efforts by first-year Etown goaltender Edwin Tichenor (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley), who made five saves.
Etown returns to action on the road Wednesday, September 19 against Widener at 4:00 p.m. The game is Etown's first Commonwealth Conference contest of the season.
At Elizabethtown, PA
Shots: GC 13, EC 11. Corners: GC 6, EC 3. Fouls: GC 11, EC 17. Offsides: GC 0, EC 4. Yellow Cards: GC 4 (Jason Papaj, Reggie Koranteng, Duncan Edwards, Scott Hemming), EC 2 (Charlie Haines, David O'Herlihy). Red Cards: GC 0, EC 1 (John Aronowicz). Goalie Saves: Jeff Jones (GC) 3, Edwin Tichenor (EC) 5.