Late Strike Leads Devils Past Unbeaten McDaniel 3-2

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's soccer team could not have timed its game-winning goal much better on Saturday, finding the net just seconds before a lightning delay would lead to the match being called with 8:42 remaining in regulation.

First-year Isaac Bradbury (Toronto, Canada/St. Andrew's College) threaded a rocket through a crowd and into the back of the net to put the Red Devils up, 3-2, just moments after McDaniel tied the game with a brilliant strike from Nick Starr.

Before the ensuing kick-off, lightning would cause a delay and a downpour would lead to the match being called.

The Red Devils jumped out to a 2-0 lead with junior Mohamed Kourouma (New Haven, Conn./Wilbur Cross) having a foot in both. Kourouma fed senior Kevin Gilbert (Boxford, Mass./Phillips Exeter Academy, N.H.) to put Dickinson on the board in the 31st minute.

Kourouma struck with a goal of his own, just 1:46 into the second half to double the Red Devil lead to 2-0.

Starr cut the deficit in half, scoring with just over 31 minutes to play in regulation and slipped the equalizer into the net at the 10:58 mark.

As both teams were sensing overtime, Bradbury launched a long range shot that caught almost everyone by surprise and found the corner for the 3-2 advantage.

The Red Devils held a 15-10 edge in shots and doubled up the Green Terror in corners, 8-4.

Senior Frederick Meagher (Southport, Conn./Fairfield-Ludlowe) made a pair of saves to earn the win in the nets for Dickinson.

The loss marks the first of the season for the Green Terror as the fall to 9-1 overall and 1-1 in the Centennial Conference. The Red Devils improve to 5-4 overall and 2-0 in the CC. They travel to Franklin & Marshall on Wednesday to face the #9-ranked Diplomats at 7:00 pm.