By Ethan Marsh, Reporter
WILMINGTON, NC - On the 15th anniversary of 9/11 in the United States, the Men’s Soccer team continued the winning way of UNCW athletics by winning against Winthrop 2-0 to conclude the SpringHill Suites Classic.
This weekend served as the twelfth SpringHill Suites Classic in 13 years hosted by UNCW. The Men’s Soccer team welcomed Dayton, Marist, and Winthrop to the tournament. UNCW played Dayton and Winthrop.
This weekend also served as UNCW’s first weekend of regular season games at home which started with a 3-0 win over Dayton on Friday. UNCW closed out the tournament versus Winthrop Sunday afternoon to conclude the tournament.
The added wins of this weekend gives the Seahawks a successful record of two wins on the road and two at home.
Men’s Soccer team won their tournament, the Volleyball team won their third tournament title of the season, Women’s Soccer won over Furman in Greenville, South Carolina 4-2, and Men’s Tennis had a couple of winning matches as well.
The Seahawks dominance in this one started off with Sophomore Ben Fisher striking an attempt at 36:44 in the 1st half, which this initially started UNCW’s aggressiveness to win with another attempt at 33:33. The first goal by UNCW came at 25 minutes in the first half by Junior Julio Moncada resulting in him and some of his teammates doing a celebration dance after his score. This was a part of the trend of this game as UNCW had much more of an offensive presence and Winthrop simply not making it down to their side of the field in scoring contention as often.
Leading 1-0 at halftime, UNCW came out blazing with an attempt in the 1st minute. Later in the 2nd half, The Winthrop Eagles were claiming there was rough play and unfair calls. The Seahawks made its 2nd score at 10:25 left in the 2nd half scored by Junior Stian Sandbekkhaug assisted by Daniel Lakovlevski. UNCW ended up making 16 scoring attempts compared to Winthrop’s measly 5 scoring attempts.
This win improved UNCW’s so-far perfect record to 4-0, 2-0 at home, 2-0 away. This improved to UNCW’s all-time record over Winthrop to 4-2. This win was taking revenge over Winthrop’s win in their last matchup of 2-1 back in 2014. UNCW will next play at Florida Gulf Coast on September 17th and next at home on September 20th versus UNC-Charlotte at 7 PM at Seahawk Soccer Stadium