Number 3 Warhawks cruise past Truett-McConnell | Schools
The No. 3 Auburn Montgomery men's soccer team scored early in its Southern States Athletic conference opener before shutting the door defensively in a 2-0 win over Truett-McConnell on Friday.
Alexander Neubarth and Matias Aristegui each scored in the opening 23 minutes of the game, and the AUM defense controlled the game afterwards, as the Warhawks improved to 5-1-1 (1-0 SSAC). All five victories have been shutouts.
The Bears (3-2, 0-1) picked up three yellow cards in the match, and played the last 56 minutes with 10 men after Jonathan Rae picked up a red card.
"It wasn't a pretty game," Head Coach Wulf Koch said. "[Truett-McConnell] tried to antagonize us with fouls and talking and all kinds of stuff. But our guys maintained their composure and that's the most important thing."
Vignir Johannesson made two saves to notch his third consecutive shutout, and fifth overall this year. He has not allowed a goal in his last 276:05 minutes of game action. The streak is the longest of his Warhawk career.
Neubarth scored AUM's first goal eight minutes into the game, taking a cross from Vitor Silva and heading the ball past Bear goalkeeper Kolby Mooney for his second goal of 2012.
Aristegui, who also assisted on the first strike, picked up his first goal of the season 14 minutes later. Maneuvering his way around multiple Bear defenders down the field, he drilled a long-distance shot past Mooney to double AUM's advantage.
The Warhawks held a 10-0 advantage in corner kicks, as well as a 7-2 edge in shots on goal for the game. Silva and Taian Souza led AUM with three shots.
Source: AUM Sports Information Director