Red Devils Tame Cougars 5-0
(Carlisle, Pa.) - The Dickinson College men's soccer team turned in a strong offensive performance, turning back visiting Misericordia University on Wednesday afternoon. The Red Devils scored three goals in the first half and added two in the second for a 5-0 victory.
Sophomore Shepherd Waldenberger (Madison, Va./Madison County) made a great move into the corner of the penalty area and fed first-year Derek Kachadurian (Weston, Mass./Weston) right in front of the goal to put the Devils on the board in the 14th minute.
Nicolas Tierno (Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek Regional) was taken down in the area just over a minute later and would convert a penalty kick to quickly stretch the lead to 2-0. The Red Devils would close out the half with a late tally as first-year Sung Woo Kim (Seoul, Korea/Fryeburg Academy, Maine) broke through the defense and assisted classmate Daniel Gaj (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) with just 29 seconds remaining in the half.
Centennial Conference Player of the Week, Dale Rodman (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman), finished a beautiful cross from Waldenberger with a header inside the right post in the 63rd minute. Senior Thomas Parkinson (Alamo, Calif./Westfield, N.J.) also recorded an assist on the play with a great through ball to Waldenberger, giving th Devils a 4-0 advantage.
Kim worked the ball down the right side with first-year Ron Geedey (Gap, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) in the 77th minute, leading to the Devils' final tally of the night. The ball went off the goaltender and a miscue by the Cougar defense led to a goal for the Devils at the 76:48 mark.
The Red Devil defense turned in a strong performance in front of sophomore goaltender Cody Hickok (Redding, Conn./Joel Barlow). Hickok made just one save when Misericordia broke free and David Stoner found daylight but that was all he needed as the Cougars were held to just five shots on the afternoon. Christian Hall (Baltimore, Md./Gilman) came on for the final 21 minutes to secure the shutout.
Dan Fritz made three saves for Misericordia (7-5) while one of the Cougar defenders saved a goal with a great play on the end line.
The Red Devils improve to 7-2-2 overall. They are home again on Saturday, hosting Johns Hopkins University at 1:00 pm.