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Afata scores early in non-conference victory

Joel Afata waits for a ball to come down for a header.
Joel Afata (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel (6-4-2) 3, Wilson (2-7-2) 0
What:
Non-Conference men's soccer game
When:
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Where: Westminster, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel scored a goal in the ninth minute and tacked on two second-half tallies for a 3-0 win over Wilson.

THE LEADERS
Joel Afata (Manchester, Pa./Northeastern) scored in the first half for the Green Terror.
Randy Hilleary (Bonney Lake, Wash./Skyline) added a goal and an assist.
• Liam Ireland (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) rounded out the goal scorers.

FOR THE FOES
• Kieren Marshall made seven saves for the Phoenix.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Joel Afata collected a loose ball at the top of the box then beat the keeper and deposited the ball into the left side for a 1-0 lead just 8:42 into the game.
Liam Ireland took a through ball from Randy Hilleary and finished on the far-side post to double the lead in the 70th minute.
• Hilleary converted a penalty kick in the 84th minute for the final margin.

THE INSIDE STORY
• McDaniel finished with a 25-5 advantage in shots.
• The Green Terror also had an 11-3 advantage in corner kicks.
• McDaniel posted a 5-1-1 record in its seven non-conference game, including a 4-0-1 mark at home.

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