(Williamsport, Pa,) – The Dickinson men's soccer team had another tough outing on Wednesday, falling to Lycoming College after a pair of first half goals from the Warriors.
Both teams went on the offensive almost immediately as Lycoming forced a corner right out of the gate.
Sophomore Tayler Eynon (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Country Day) countered, putting a free kick on target and then hit the rebound on net, creating a pair of dangerous chances in the early minutes.
The Warriors did find the net early as Kalu Ume finished a nice pass into the area from Tanner Fonjweng with 36:52 remaining in the half.
Lycoming produced another corner and had another strong chance after a solid clear by the Red Devil defense. Dickinson would counter once again and create another chance off a corner from Eynon that just missed the head of Kevin Gilbert (Boxford, Mass./Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H.).
The Red Devils had another chance moments later, but the shot went just wide of the post. Lycoming capitalized on a free kick as the ball deflected off the head of a Dickinson defender for an own goal and a 2-0 advantage.
The Red Devils kept the pressure on and had some quality opportunities on corners but could not finish in the first half.
Dickinson had a big chance early in the second as sophomore Frederick Cisse (New Haven, Conn./Pomfret School) ripped a shot off the crossbar. He had another shot that went just over the bar at the midpoint of the second half.
Lycoming put a shot the off crossbar in the 67th minute and Frederick Meagher (Southport, Conn./Fairfield-Ludlowe) made a big save on a shot off the rebound and made another stop moments later.
John Baney (Ridgewood, N.J./Montclair Kimberly Academy) came on and made a nice save at the nine-minute mark after Meagher went off with an injury.
The Red Devils continued to make attacking runs but the Warriors would continue to make countering runs as well, holding on for the win.
Dickinson held a big advantage in shots, 19-8, and finished with a 9-3 edge in corners.
Both Meagher and Baney were solid in the nets for the Red Devils, giving strong performances on the afternoon.
Dickinson slips to 2-4 on the season. They open Centennial Conference play at Swarthmore on Saturday with a 7:00 pm kick-off.