Davidson Steals Win from Georgia Southern, 3-2
After a scoreless battle in the first half during which both teams tallied five shots, apiece, the Eagles broke the scoring drought and got up on the scoreboard first in the 57th minute. Shortly after being awarded a penalty kick because of a Davidson defensive foul in the box, the Eagles’ Kim Kroken (
Less than four minutes later, the Eagles extended the lead to 2-0 when junior Daniel Smith (
“From the last 15 minutes of the first half to the first 30 minutes of the second half, I thought we controlled the game and played well,” said head coach Kevin Kennedy.
But the momentum changed sixteen minutes later in the 77th minute, when a
In the 83rd minute, Davidson’s Charlie Reiter fired a shot from 25 yards out to knot the match at 2-2. Just under two minutes later, Wildcat Alex Caskey lobbed a long ball to teammate Robert O’Donnell 10 yards out where he flicked a header shot into the back of the net for the game-winning goal.
The Eagles tried to tie up the match in the waning minutes but were limited to only one shot on goal in the in the 87th minute as Davidson managed to hold on for their first conference victory.
A highly physical match, Davidson led the shot tally 13-10 while
“I thought we matched them physically,” said Kennedy. “We are just young and inexperienced. We’re just not mature enough to handle those situations right now. Hopefully it will come with time.”
Senior goalkeeper Brian Young (
The Eagles will continue their two-game homestand as they return to action hosting Appalachian State, Saturday, Oct. 20. The match is slated for 1 p.m. at Eagle Field.
- Category: Men's Soccer
- Published on Saturday, 13 October 2007 00:20