Kane Instant Offense Leads Devils to 1-0 Win

Kane Instant Offense Leads Devils to 1-0 Win

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's soccer team rebounded on Sunday, turning in a quality performance to post a 1-0 win over Gordon College in the second round of the Red Devil Classic at Miller Memorial Field.

The match was well played with both teams creating some dangerous scoring opportunities. Defensively, however, both teams held their ground as the game remained scoreless for the opening 33 minutes.

The Red Devils broke through with just over 12 minutes remaining in the first half. Sophomore Mohammed Kane (New Haven, Conn./Wilbur Cross) came on and struck almost immediately, collecting a loose ball in the area and putting the ball in the back of the net.

The second half saw both teams pressing on the offensive end as the Red Devils looked for insurance while the Fighting Scots tried to net the equalizer.

Both teams had multiple opportunities in the second half and Gordon's Matt Chartier gave the Scots their best chance, sending a shot off the crossbar. Josh Cochran hit a late strike just wide of the post and was solid in the air in the midfield throughout the match.

Gordon produced 16 shots on the day while the Red Devils tallied 10. The Fighting Scots also held the advantage in corners, 8-2. Gordon's Wesley Sprague finished with three saves as Gordon falls to 2-3 on the season.

First-year John Baney (Ridgewood, N.J./Montclair Kimberly Academy) earned the start, making five saves in the nets for Dickinson. He improves to 2-0 in the season as the Red Devils raise their mark to 3-1 overall.

The Red Devils are on the road on Wednesday when they travel to Messiah College for a 7:00 pm kick-off.

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