Sigurdsson scores pair of goals for No.5 Warhawks 3-2 win | Schools
Elvar Sigurdsson scored his team-leading eighth and ninth goals of the season, including the game-winner with a half hour remaining, to lead the No. 5 Auburn Montgomery men's soccer team to a 3-2 win at William Carey.
The victory was AUM's 10th in 11 games, and moved the Warhawks to 12-2-1 overall and 7-1 in Southern States Athletic Conference matches.
"It was a good win for us," Head Coach Wulf Koch said. "I'm happy to get a good result at a very difficult place to play."
Both teams scored within the opening 10 minutes of the match. Christian Holthaus, appearing in his third game of the season, scored his first goal in the third minute, smashing a shot from over 20 yards out. The ball hit off the crossbar and deflected in off Crusader goalie Dominic Colman.
William Carey responded six minutes later on Danny Eborall's 17th goal of the season.
Sigurdsson put the Warhawks ahead with eight minutes remaining before the half, putting in a rebound on a shot from Taian Souza after AUM caught the Crusaders off-guard on a free kick at midfield.
After William Carey once again evened up the score on a Jake White goal in the 58th minute, Sigurdsson gave AUM a lead it would not relinquish. Holthaus crossed the ball into the box between two defenders to Sigurdsson, who headed in the go-ahead goal.
"Elvar is letting his goals speak for themselves this year," Koch said. "He's a man of few words, but he's having a very good year. I'm happy for him."
Both teams had 11 shots and four shots on goal. Sigurdsson led the Warhawks with four shots, while Holthaus and Sebastian Wladyko each added three.
Vignir Johannesson made two saves in goal to pick up his 11th win of the season. William Carey, which entered the game receiving votes in the NAIA top-25 poll, dropped to 7-6-1 (4-3 SSAC) after the loss.
The Warhawks return to action at Spring Hill on Saturday afternoon. The match is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.
Source: AUM Sports Information Direcctor
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