WAVERLY, Iowa – Branden McGarrity (Fy./Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) scored a pair of goals—raising his collegiate total to five in just two games—in helping the Carleton College men’s soccer team secure a 3-1 road victory at Wartburg College.
Carleton possessed well in the first half and built a 15-6 advantage in shots over the opening period. The visitors unleashed the first eight attempts of the contest with two of them finding the back of the net.
Junior forward Simon Ginet (Arlington, Mass./Arlington) gave Carleton the early lead with his goal in the 12th minute. He stepped in front of a Wartburg defender about 25 yards out, stole the ball, took a couple of touches and calmly finished into the lower right side.
McGarrity made his presence felt only three minutes later. Neil Bartholomay (Jr./St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) ripped a dangerous driven cross that the Wartburg goalkeeper could not handle. McGarrity pounced on the loose ball and slotted home his fourth goal of the season.
James Neher (Jr./Mahtomedi, Minn./Mahtomedi) kept it a 2-0 contest with a pair of huge saves in the 24th minute. First he stopped a free kick, then turned aside a rebound effort.
Wartburg got its goal in the 90th minute following a corner kick as Kevin Krueger fired into the left side of the goal.
McGarrity put an exclamation mark on the victory when he won a ball and slotted home the clincher only 15 seconds later.
Centerbacks Bartholomay and Devin Tomson-Moylan (So./St. Paul, Minn./Central) played well and were effective at controlling play in the air. Neher recorded eight saves for Carleton, which returns home to face Elmhurst College on Friday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. Knights Online will feature a live video webcast of the match.