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Eagles upend Presbyterian, 3-0

Three different players scored goals to lead Winthrop to a 3-0 victory over Presbyterian on Sunday afternoon, the Eagles' Senior Day.

The Eagles (10-3-3) jumped on the board in the 22nd minute when Grant Wise scored his first goal of the season. Wise brought down a cross from Matthew Skonicki with one touch, turned and hit a shot past Presbyterian keeper Mark Owens. Owens got a piece of the original shot, but not enough as the ball found its way into the side net.

"I was pleased to get a win against a very hard-working Presbyterian team," coach Rich Posipanko said. "It was good to see Matt Skonicki start and play well today. However, I am still concerned with some of our other injuries going into the Big South tournament."

In the 31st minute, Otto Loewy nearly put Winthrop up 2-0 as his header off a corner kick pinged off the post. That was the only other scoring threat of the half besides the goal.

Magnus Leung did an excellent job setting up the second goal as he juked two defenders and then crossed the ball to Daniel Revivo. Revivo then took two touches and slotted the ball in the corner of the goal for his 12th goal of the season.

Senior Saidi Isaac made it 3-0 in the 69th minute as he hammered home a penalty kick that was drawn by Skonicki.

The best chance for the Blue Hose (4-11-2) came just a few minutes into the second half as a ball was served into the box at the far post into open space and Siega Disasa ran onto it and ripped a shot from about 10 yards to the near post. Winthrop keeper Patrick Mitrovich got down just in time to make the save and deflect the shot out for a corner kick. That was the only save of the game for Mitrovich, while Owens had four.

"I thought our ball possession was good and we created some very good scoring chances," Posipanko said. "We will devote the next few days preparing for our first-round game. We will need to get healthy as possible and clean up our finishing some. This should be a great tournament with all seven having a chance to win the championship."

With the victory, the Eagles reached 10 wins for the third consecutive season and the sixth time in the last seven seasons.

Winthrop will be the No. 3 seed in this week's Big South Conference Championship and will take on sixth-seeded High Point at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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