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Caio Liberatti
Men's Soccer - Wed, Aug. 28, 2013 by Troy Baranik

Laurinburg, NC- The St. Andrews University men's soccer team battled the #21st ranked Warriors of Southern Wesleyan University (SC) in the season opener Wednesday afternoon. However, SWU came out on top with the 3-1 win with 2 second-half goals in hot and humid conditions at Knights Field.

SWU's Douglas Andrade scored all three goals for the Warriors in the game as he recorded a hat trick. The forward scored his first in the 39th minute of the first half when his shot trickled in past the diving keeper and Knights midfielder Matthew Horner. He then scored his next two in the 59th and 82nd minutes of play.

Leading the Knights was sophomore forward Caio Lima scoring his first goal of the season to tie the game at 1 in the 51st minute as the Knights came out looking good in the second half. Assisting on Lima's goal were juniors Caio Liberatti and Aristeidis Tzimas.

Freshman goalkeeper Leandro Custodio made his Knights debut in the net but came up short in the bid for his first win. He made 5 good saves, however, and kept his team in it until late.

St. Andrews (0-1) will next return to action on Saturday afternoon as they travel down to Babson Park, FL to face school rival Webber International University at 3:30 pm.

SAU's next home game will be September 17 at 4 pm vs. Milligan College (TN).

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, Oct 1
JV Volleyball
Wake Technical CC at 6:00pm
St. Andrews EST
Thursday, Oct 2
Reserve Men's Soccer
North Carolina Wesleyan at 4:00pm
St. Andrews EST
Friday, Oct 3
Truett-McConnell College at 6:30pm
St. Andrews EST
Men's Swimming
St. Andrews vs 1:00pm
All-NC Invitational
Women's Swimming
St. Andrews vs 1:00pm
All-NC Invitational
Saturday, Oct 4
Men's Cross Country
St. Andrews at  
Hagan Stone Classic
Women's Cross Country
St. Andrews at  
Hagan Stone Classic
Men's Lacrosse
St. Andrews vs 2:30pm
Methodist University EST
St. Andrews at 4:00pm
Lees-McRae College EST
Men's Soccer
Bryan College at 2:00pm
St. Andrews EST