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Patriots hold off Trojans for 2-1 win

Article Written by Michael Hawkins
Published: October 24, 2012

FLORENCE, S.C. – Freshman Joergen Tesdal and junior Cody Farrier scored goals and Francis Marion University withstood a furious Anderson University rally in the final two minutes to claim a 2-1 non-conference win, Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 24) in men’s soccer action.

The Patriots improve to 5-8-2 with their second straight win, while Anderson drops to 3-10-3. Francis Marion will conclude its regular-season schedule at home with a Senior Night contest against ninth-ranked Lander University on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Tesdal opened the scoring in the 26th minute when he took a pass from junior Henrique Guitti and found the back of the net with a 13-yard shot from the right side of the penalty area.

Freshman Robin Schittenhelm nearly doubled the FMU lead in the 34th minute, but his 20-yard blast from the right side was fended off by a leaping save from Anderson goalkeeper Lukas Hesse.

The Patriots maintained the one-goal advantage until the 60:43 mark when Farrier and junior defender Simon Nett combined on one of the prettier goals of 2012.  Nett gained possession in FMU’s own defensive end and dribbled 40-yards up the right sideline before crossing the ball to Farrier who one-touched it into the Anderson goal from 15 yards out.

Anderson ended the Patriots’ bid for a shutout with 3:36 remaining as Will Treichler fed Mattias Schyberg for a 12-yard scoring shot.  Two minutes later, the Trojans again raced into the penalty area and got off three shots in a span of 10 seconds, prompting two point-blank diving saves by Patriot goalkeeper Logan Fisher and a third save by a Patriot defender.

Fisher finished the match with four saves, while Hesse also made four stops.

Fisher made a key decision in the opening stanza when he came racing off his line to deny Felix Helgesson a 20-yard attempt after the Trojans midfielder had gotten behind the Patriot backline.

Although Anderson outshot the Patriots 16-9, both teams had six shots on goal.  The Trojans also led in corner kicks 9-2.

Under the direction of first-year head coach John Campbell, Francis Marion has exceeded its win total for the entire 2011 season.


Francis Marion Univ. (5-8-2) def. Anderson University (3-10-3) 2-1
Date: Oct 24, 2012  Attendance: 117
Weather: Clear, Great, 75 degrees

Goals by period         1  2  Tot
Anderson University.  0  1 -  1
Francis Marion Univ.  1  1 -  2
1-0.  25:21 FMU Joergen Tesdal (1) (Henrique Guitti) - 13-yard shot from right angle
2-0.  60:43 FMU Cody Farrier (7) (Simon Nett) - one-time hit from 15 yds after Nett's long run up right sideline
2-1.  86:24 AU-M Mattias Schyberg (1) (Will Treichler) - cross from left 12-yd shot

Shots: Anderson University 16, Francis Marion Univ. 9 ; Saves: Anderson University 4 (Lukas Hesse 4), Francis Marion Univ. 5  (Logan Fisher 4; TEAM 1)

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