GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greg Carnovale scored in the 84th minute to give Guilford College a 2-1 soccer win over visiting Berry College Sunday afternoon.
The Quakers (2-1-1) played a ball into Berry’s defensive zone, which Vikings goalie Kevin Madigan approached along with Guilford’s Freddy Gomez. The two players collided and the ball squirted loose to the trailing Carnovale, who slotted it into the empty net for the game-winner.
Carnovale’s score capped a Guilford comeback from a 1-0 halftime deficit. Freddy Gomez netted his team-leading third goal of the season in the 51st minute when he chipped a forward pass from Ronnie Castellanos off the outside of his right foot over Madigan.
Berry’s David Shaw came off the bench in the first half to open the scoring with an unassisted goal in the 36th minute.
Guilford goalie Peter Truitt made four saves, including a pair of point-blank deflections off of excellent Berry chances. The Vikings’ Zak Wallinford lifted a ball over Truitt in the game’s final minute, but Quakers’ defender Jared Dapkevich preserved the win by clearing Wallingford’s shot from the back line.
The Vikings (2-1) outshot the Quakers, 16-12, and amassed 18 of the game’s 27 fouls. Madigan finished with three saves.
Guilford opens a four-game road trip Tuesday (9/14) at Emory & Henry College in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Soccer Game Summary (Final)
2011 Guilford College Soccer
Berry vs Guilford (Sep 11, 2011 at Greensboro, NC)
Berry (2-1) vs. Guilford (2-1-1)
Date: Sep 11, 2011 Attendance: 75
Weather: 83, sunny
Goals by period 1 2 Tot ------------------------------- Berry............... 1 0 - 1 Guilford............ 0 2 - 2
1. 35:11 BCM David Shaw (unassisted) – won loose ball in box juked defender blast from 12 yds out
2. 50:52 GC Freddy Gomez (Ronnie Castellanos) – one-footed touch over keeper off pretty lead pass
3. 83:48 GC Greg Carnovale (unassisted) – gently struck loose ball into goal after Berry GK out of net
Shots: Berry 16, Guilford 12
Saves: Berry 3 (Kevin Madigan 3), Guilford 5 (Peter Truitt 4; Team 1)