Big second half keys win

Marrio Davis © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Marrio Davis © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

McDaniel breaks open deadlock at halftime with three second-half tallies over Juniata

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Marrio Davis (Baltimore, Md./Friends School of Baltimore) tallied his first two collegiate goals as part of McDaniel's 4-1 victory over Juniata in non-conference men's soccer action on Thursday.

The Green Terror (1-1) controlled play in the second half, outshooting the Eagles (1-1) by an 11-1 margin to finish with an 18-5 advantage for the game. McDaniel also added an 11-2 edge in corner kicks, including 8-1 in the decisive second half.

After Davis put the Green Terror on the board in the 17th minute off a misplay by the Juniata keeper, Andrew Steffen sent a ball over the top of the defense that Aaron Bray floated in from 30 yards out past a drawn out McDaniel goalie to even the score with 1:24 remaining in the first half.

Just 5:23 into the second half, Davis put home his own rebound to give the Green Terror the lead for good.

Adam Sommers (Frostburg, Md./Beall) stretched the lead to 3-1 in the 80th minute when he was waiting on the back post to knock home a Timothy Wineke (Reisterstown, Md./North Carroll) shot-and-save.

With 2:05 to play, Wineke put the game out of reach, heading home an Eddy Lingue (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) pass from the right side of the endline.

Robert Hollasch (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) didn't need to make a save to pick up the win in his first start of the season.

McDaniel returns to action at the Mary Washington Soccer Classic against Marymount on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.

Score by Period                        1            2            -            F
Juniata (1-1)                        1            0            -            1
McDaniel (1-1)                        1            3            -            4

M - Marrio Davis, 16:16
J - Aaron Bray (Andrew Steffen), 43:36
M - Davis, 50:23
M - Adam Sommers (Timothy Wineke), 79:52
M - Wineke (Eddy Lingue), 87:55

Shots: J 5, M 18. Corner Kicks: J 2, M 11. Fouls: J 14, M 16. Saves: J 4 (Joe Kohler), M 0 (Robert Hollasch).