College Sports

Weron's kicks gives Eagles 2-1 victory

MT. PLEASANT -- Senior midfielder Sean Weron picked a good time to score his first goal of the season as hammered home a rebound with 1:19 left in the first overtime to lead Winthrop to a 2-1 victory over College of Charleston, Friday evening in non-conference action.

The Eagles (6-2-1) were awarded a free kick at the top of the 18-yard box after Said Isaac was fouled cutting across to the middle of the field.

After the wall set up, senior defender John Gilkerson took the free kick and bent it around the way.

Cougar goalie Waller Corbin made the initial save, but the rebound bounced to Weron, who slammed it home for just the second game-winning goal of his career.

Both teams played to a scoreless first half with neither team having much of a threat on goal. Weron had the best chance for the Eagles when he ripped a half volleyball from about 30 yards that just dipped over the top left corner.

The pace picked up in the second half and Winthrop struck first in the 49th minute as freshman Miquel Casajuana scored the first of his career.

Casajuana, who started in place of an injured Daniel Revivo, intercepted a bad pass by the College of Charleston defense back towards Corbin and placed the ball into the net for the lead.

College of Charleston (6-3-1) answered in the 63rd minute off a set piece from the right side.

Grant Guthrie hit a nice service into the box and Matt Morris headed it home for a 1-1 game.

"I couldn't be more pleased with our effort and intensity," said head coach Rich Posipanko. "It was a good win tonight against a good College of Charleston team.

"Everything we lacked in our last game against Liberty, we had in this one. I thought it was a great college game to watch.

"At the end of the day could have gone either way. We were without Daniel Revivo and Matthew Skonicki tonight and some guys banged up and I thought we had a lot of guys step up today and do a good job."

In the final 20 minutes, each team had good scoring chances to win the game in regulation.

• VOLLEYBALL -- In Clinton, the Winthrop volleyball team kept its winning ways as it downed future Big South Conference member Presbyterian in four games.

Winthrop's sixth straight victory improves its season record to 8-9, while Presbyterian, who hadn't dropped a match to a Big South opponent in three contests this season, falls to 15-5 on the year.

The Eagles had solid offensive outings from junior middle hitter Shannon Sitzmann, who tallied 21 kills, and right side hitter Kelley Taylor, with 20.

Outside hitters, seniors Tara Toepke and freshman Kellie Sellers, also posted double-digit numbers for kills.