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Wells tallies early marker in victory

Jacob Wells (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Jacob Wells (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel (4-1-1) 2, Gouchers (0-6-1) 0
What:
Non-conference men's soccer game
When:
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Where: Westminster, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel tallied two goals in a 1-minute, 27-second span to open up a lead before 10 minutes had elapsed and top Goucher, 2-0.

THE LEADERS
Jacob Wells (Hanover, Pa./South Western) scored a goal in the eighth minute.
Aaron Bilbie (Shrewsbury, Pa./Susquehannock) made five saves, including four in the second half.

FOR THE FOES
• Daniel Hendry made three saves for the Gophers.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Drake Pew (York, Pa./Dallastown Area) played a ball through that Khaled Abuhantash (Mililani, Hawaii/North Harford [Md.]) one-touched to the right and Jacob Wells was able to finish for a 1-0 just 7:15 into the game.
• On a ball played into the box by Randy Hilleary (Bonney Lake, Wash./Skyline), a Gopher played a ball back that popped off the keeper's knee and into the back of the net to make it 2-0.

THE INSIDE STORY
• Goucher finished with a 9-6 advantage in shots, including controlling play in the second half with an 8-1 advantage in shots.
• The Gophers also held a 6-3 edge in corner kicks.
Drake Pew, the reigning CC Player of the Week who entered the game with four goals, notched his first assist of the year.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at home against Dcikinson on Saturday. Game time is 3 p.m.

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