WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Freshman defender Mark Lindstrom scored the game's only goal in the 54th minute as UNCW earned a 1-0 victory over Gardner-Webb in the Seahawks' exhibition opener at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Monday evening.
After a scoreless first half, Lindstrom gave the Seahawks a one-goal advantage when he headed in a free kick from sophomore midfielder Joel Bylander.
Sophomore Ryan Cretens and freshman Kyle McGovern combined to lead the Seahawks' defensive effort as UNCW limited the Bulldogs to just two shots.
The Seahawks will complete their exhibition schedule on Saturday, Aug. 20, with a 7 p.m. contest at Wake Forest.
College Men's Soccer: UNCW 1, Gardner-Webb 0 (Exhibition)
Gardner-Webb 0 0 - 0
UNCW 0 1 - 1