Big first half propels Ursinus to 3-1 win over McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Jean Carlo Cordova tallied one of Ursinus’ three goals in a 3-1 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s soccer action on Saturday.

            David Cross (Odenton, Md./Arundel) tallied the lone goal for the Green Terror (2-5-1, 0-1-1 CC), who finished with a 15-10 advantage in shots.
            The Bears (5-4, 1-1 CC), who had three different players score, held a 6-4 edge in corner kicks.
            Christopher Polster tallied unassisted 7 minutes, 37 seconds into the contest to give Ursinus an early 1-0 lead before George Belaires doubled the advantage 11 minutes later.
            Off a McDaniel corner in the 20th minute, Cross finished to pull the Green Terror within one.
            Cordova stretched the lead back to two off a short pass from Abe Cabello at the 29:04 mark.
            Benjamin Knight (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough Regional) made one save in a half of action. Michael Alfieri made seven saves Ursinus.
            The Green Terror returns to action at Johns Hopkins on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.
 
Score by Half                                            1          2          -           F
Ursinus (5-4, 1-1 CC)                                3          0          -           3
McDaniel (2-5-1, 0-1-1 CC)                      1          0          -           1
 
Scoring
U – Christopher Polster, 7:37
U – George Belaires, 18:40
M – David Cross, 19:26
U – Jean Carlo Cordova (Abe Cabello), 29:04
 
Shots: U 10, M 15. Corner Kicks: U 6, M 4. Fouls: U 6, M 12. Saves: U 7 (Michael Alfieri), M 1 (Robert Hollash 0, 3 GA, 45:00; Benjamin Knight 1, 0 GA, 45:00).
 
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