Mario Pinto's Hat Trick Helps Propel LMU To 5-1 SAC Win Over Newberry
September 17, 2011
HARROGATE, TN -- Three goals by Lincoln Memorial University sophomore Mario Pinto helped the Railsplitters pick up the 5-1 South Atlantic Conference win over Newberry Saturday afternoon.
The win moves the Railsplitters to 2-2-1 on the year and 1-0 in the SAC. Newberry falls to 3-3 and 0-0 in conference play.
LMU took possession of the ball early and often, outshooting the Wolves 21-8 for the match. The Railsplitters struck first at the 17:46 mark when a long pass from Chris Nash found Pinto in front of the goal and he put it in for his third goal of the season. Pinto's fourth goal of the year came less than two minutes later when Leonardo Germinani drove in toward the goal from the right corner, got by the defender and kicked it to Pinto, who chipped it in from three yards out. LMU's third goal of the half came with less than two minutes remaining when Chris Nash fed it to Callum Home from the corner. Home then drove it in to give LMU the 3-0 lead.
Pinto's third goal of the match came a little over three minutes into the second half when he headed in Calum Calder's pass from 12 yards out. Later, Nash would get a goal of his own when Tom Clark rebounded a save by Newberry keeper Patrick Sweatt and gave it to Nash a few feet in front of the open goal at the 56:29 mark.
Newberry would deny LMU the shutout when Stephen Harvey made a move on his defender near midfield and fed a long pass to Kofi Kufuor, who chipped it in over the outstretched hands of LMU backup keeper Brady Seehorn.
Pinto led all players with five shots, three on goal.Yuri Passos had four shots and Nash had three.
Harvey led the Wolves with three shots on the day.
Sweatt had five saves for Newberry while LMU's Michael Watkins had one.
LMU will face Georgia Southwestern Wednesday afternoon at Columbus, Georgia. They then return home for a SAC match against Brevard at 4 p.m.
Newberry (3-3-0, 0-1 SAC) vs. Lincoln Memorial (2-2-1, 1-0 SAC)
Date: Sep 17, 2011 Attendance: 170
Weather: Partly Cloudy, mid 70s
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Newberry............... 0 1 - 1
Lincoln Memorial.... 3 2 - 5
1. 17:46 LMU Mario Pinto (3) (Chris Nash) - Took the long pass and put it in from in front of the goal.
2. 19:35 LMU Mario Pinto (4) (Leonardo Germniani) - Chip shot off the quick pass from the right corner.
3. 43:05 LMU Callum Home (2) (Tom Clark) - Put it in off the pass from the corner.
4. 48:04 LMU Mario Pinto (5) (Calum Calder) - Header from 12 yards out off the quick pass.
5. 56:29 LMU Chris Nash (2) (Tom Clark) - Clark got the rebounded save & gave it to Nash in front of the goal.
6. 75:35 NEWM Kofi Kufuor (1) (Stephen Harvey) - Chip over the keeper off a long pass
Shots: Newberry 8, Lincoln Memorial 21
Saves: Newberry 6 (Patrick Sweatt 5; TEAM 1), Lincoln Memorial 1 (Michael Watkins 1)