UNCW Soccer wins SpringHill Suites Classic - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

UNCW Soccer wins SpringHill Suites Classic

UNCW defeated Winthrop 2-0 to win the Springhill Suites Classic (Courtesy:Joe Browning) UNCW defeated Winthrop 2-0 to win the Springhill Suites Classic (Courtesy:Joe Browning)

From UNCW

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Junior forwards Julio Moncada and Stian Sandbekkhaug each scored a goal as UNCW extended its winning streak to four straight games with a 2-0 victory over Winthrop in the finale of the UNCW SpringHill Suites Classic at UNCW Soccer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
 
The Seahawks, who won the tournament for the second straight year, improved to 4-0-0 on the season. Meanwhile, Winthrop dropped to 3-3-0 after suffering its second consecutive loss.
 
Moncada, who was named as the tournament's Offensive MVP, gave UNCW a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when he collected a header off a Winthrop defender and blasted a 20-yard shot for his fourth goal of the season.
 

With 10:25 remaining in the second half, Sandbekkhaug upped the margin to 2-0 when he scored his fourth goal of the season on a 17-yard shot past junior goalkeeper Kenneth Perkinson.
 
Led by freshman defender Mark Lindstrom, who was named as the tournament's Defensive MVP, UNCW limited Winthrop to just five shots en route to posting its second straight shutout.
 
Moncada, Lindstrom, Sandbekkhaug and sophomore midfielder David Lozano were named to the all-tournament team for the Seahawks. Winthrop was represented on the all-tournament team by sophomore defender Charlie Ramirez and freshman midfielder Joey Soeder.  
 
#SeahawkStats: UNCW leads the all-time series against Winthrop by a 4-2-0 margin … Moncada has tallied at least one point in all four games this year and has a goal in each of the last three contests … UNCW has outscored its opponents by a 12-2 margin in four games this season, including an 8-1 margin in the second half … Freshman forward Daniel Iakovlevski became the 12th different UNCW player to record a point this year when he tallied an assist on Sandbekkaug's goal in the second half … UNCW is off to a 4-0-0 start for the first time since 2004 … Marist defeated Dayton, 2-1, in the first game of the doubleheader on Sunday … The Seahawks won the tournament for the seventh time in the 13 times it has been held.
 
Up Next for UNCW: The Seahawks visit Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday, Sept. 17, for a 7 p.m. non-conference game against the Eagles.

Powered by Frankly