FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - After a scoreless first half of action, North Carolina Wesleyan got its offense untracked in the final 45 minutes to defeat Bridgewater 3-0 in non-conference men's soccer action Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles held a 5-4 edge in shots in the opening half, including one shot on goal by Ben Lewis, but the half ended with the contest still scoreless.
The Bishops cracked the Eagles defense in the 60th minute when a pass from the left end line from Julius Oskarsson found the foot of Matt Moore and Moore then found the back of net from six yards out for a 1-0 lead.
N.C. Wesleyan added an insurance goal in the 74th minute when Samba Cande served the ball in from the right edge of the box and Charles Chapin found the net with a header, making the score 2-0.
Cande scored the third goal eight minutes later for the final 3-0 margin of victory.
The Bishops held a 13-7 edge in shots, including a 6-1 margin in shots on goal. N.C. Wesleyan also had the advantage in corner kicks by a 6-4 margin. Bridgewater keeper Mark Davis recorded three saves in the game.
Bridgewater, now 0-2, returns to action when it travels to St. Mary's College in Maryland for a two-day classic. The Eagles play the host St. Mary's team Saturday and face Salisbury on Sunday.