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RALEIGH — Freshman David Breitenbach’s goal with less than 20 seconds remaining kicked the Barton College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 triumph against host Shaw University on Wednesday evening.
The Bulldogs of the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas climbed to 2-0 with their second one-goal triumph. Barton opened with a 3-2 squeaker against Catawba last Saturday.
Breitenbach knocked in both Barton goals and boosted his season count to three.
Breitenbach opened the scoring in the 30th minute with a strike to the right back of the Shaw net. Freshman Jonas Svavarsson was credited with the assist.
The Bears (1-1) of the Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association collected the equalizer less than seven minutes later. Andrew Camilo split Barton defenders and worked the ball to Brandon Linares for his second goal of the season.
The 1-1 deadlock stood at intermission, and held up until the final minute.
A shot by Breitenbach in the 84th minute was saved by Bears goalkeeper Theo Delaleu. About 30 seconds later, Barton sophomore Ludovic Rocha was denied on a corner kick.
However, Breitenbach delivered with the aid of an assist from sophomore Luis Hernandez Velasco.
The Bulldogs posted an 18-6 margin in shots and managed an 8-7 edge in corner kicks.
Barton kicks off conference play at Belmont Abbey at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.