Barton men’s soccer wins over Shaw, 2-1, with last-second goal

Barton freshman goalkeeper Jacob Randolph earned the win in the Bulldogs’ 2-1 road triumph Wednesday night over Shaw.  Photo by Matt Proseus
Barton freshman goalkeeper Jacob Randolph earned the win in the Bulldogs’ 2-1 road triumph Wednesday night over Shaw. Photo by Matt Proseus

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Barton men's soccer team (2-0) once again scored late – this time with 19 seconds left – to edge Shaw (1-1) by a 2-1 score on the road Wednesday night at the MAC Sports and Entertainment Complex.

For the second match in a row, freshman forward David Breitenbach (Manheim, GERMANY) scored the match-winner.  At the 89:41 mark, Barton found the back of the net when Breitenbach finished off a pass from sophomore midfielder Luis Hernandez Velasco (Guadarrama, SPAIN) to break a one-all tie.

Breitenbach scored both goals of the contest for Barton and now has three goals on the season.  Breitenbach's first goal came in the 30th minute while Shaw tied the score on a goal by Brandon Linares (Kernersville, N.C.) at the 36:32 mark.

Barton held an 18-6 advantage in shots taken while freshman Jacob Randolph (Metairie, La.) earned the win in goal while holding the Bears scoreless in the second half.  Shaw's goalkeeper, Theo Delaleu (Les Essarts Le Roi, FRANCE), made six saves but suffered the loss.  Barton has started 2-0 on the year for the second straight season.

Barton opens Conference Carolinas play on Saturday when the Bulldogs travel to Belmont, N.C., to take on Belmont Abbey at 3:30 p.m., while Shaw hosts Chowan Sunday night beginning at 6:00 p.m.