Dickinson holds on for win

Adam Sommers © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Adam Sommers © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel eliminated with 3-2 loss to Red Devils

CARLISLE, Pa. - Bryan Gilmartin scored twice to lead Dickinson to a 3-2 Centennial Conference (CC) men's soccer victory over McDaniel on Wednesday.

The Red Devils (12-3-1, 6-2 CC) locked up a playoff spot and vaulted Johns Hopkins, which dropped a 3-2 decision to Gettysburg, into a position where they can secure a first-round bye with a win against Franklin & Marshall on Saturday. With the loss, the Green Terror (7-8-1, 3-4-1 CC) was eliminated from postseason contention.

Gilmartin staked Dickinson to a lead in the 18th minute.

It remained a 1-0 game until an own goal at the 60:25 mark stretched the lead to 2-0.

Adam Sommers (Frostburg, Md./Beall) finished a Matthew Gillen (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) assist just over eight minutes later to slice the deficit to 2-1.

Gilmartin stretched the lead back to two with 8:18 to play before Marrio Davis (Baltimore, Md./Friends School of Baltimore) quickly responded to make it a 3-2 game in the 84th minute.

The Green Terror had a pair of chances in the final four minutes sail just wide of the net.

McDaniel finished with an 18-16 advantage in shots.

Robert Hollasch (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty), made four saves for the Green Terror.

McDaniel concludes the season at home against Gettysburg on Saturday. Game time is 1:30 p.m.

Score by Period                                                1            2            -            F
McDaniel (7-8-1, 3-4-1 CC)                                    0            2            -            2
Dickinson (12-3-1, 6-2 CC)                                    1            2            -            3

Scoring Summary:
D - Bryan Gilmartin (David Lister, Thomas Parkinson), 17:32
D - Own Goal, 60:25
M - Adam Sommers (Matthew Gillen), 68:43
D - Gilmartin (Nicolas Tierno), 81:42
M - Marrio Davis, 83:04

Shots: M 18, D 16. Corner Kicks: M 3, D 3. Fouls: D 10, M 12. Saves: M 4 (Robert Hollasch), D 6 (Cody Hickok 5, 1 GA, 72 MP; James Van Meerbeke 1, 1 GA, 18 MP).