Catholic edges McDaniel

Adam Dolbey © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Adam Dolbey © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Cardinals score early in both halves for win

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Kevin Duffy broke a 1-all draw just 3:23 into the second half and the Catholic defense made the lead stand for a 2-1 victory over McDaniel in non-conference men's soccer action on Wednesday.

Matthew Gillen (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) scored the lone goal for the Green Terror (5-8) off a feed from Adam Dolbey (Marydel, Md./Caesar Rodney).

Ian Smith tallied the game's first goal, staking the Cardinals (5-3-2) to an early lead.

Deadlocked at the intermission, Hal Cogan centered a ball from the right baseline in the 49th minute that Duffy collected and knocked into the back of the net for the game-winner.

In the seventh minute, Michael DiMarco rocketed a ball off the nearside post that rebounded to Smith on the far side. Smith blasted home the game's first goal just 6:54 into the contest.

In the 17th minute, Dolbey sent a ball from the near wing to the back post, where Gillen was waiting to head in the equalizer.

The Cardinals finished with a 13-9 advantage in shot but just the two markers were on goal.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Muhlenberg on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.

Score by Period                                 1          2          -                F
Catholic (5-3-2)                                               1          1          -           2
McDaniel (5-8)                                                1          0          -           1

Scoring Summary:
C – Ian Smith (Michael DiMarco), 6:54
M – Matthew Gillen (Adam Dolbey), 16:12
C – Kevin Duffy (Hal Cogan), 48:23

Shots: C 13, M 9. Corner Kicks: C 4, M 3. Fouls: C 12, M 19. Saves: C 1 (Quinn Daly 0, 1 GA, 45 MP; Thomas O'Leary 1, 0 GA, 45 MP), M 0 (Zach Nibbelink).