Dickinson stays alive in playoff hunt

Nathan Greenwood © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Nathan Greenwood © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Red Devils score four second-half goals for 5-1 victory over McDaniel

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Ben Gemberling-Johnson and Taylor Ferry each recorded a goal and an assist to lead Dickinson to a 5-1 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men's soccer action on Tuesday.

The Red Devils (10-3-3, 4-2-2 CC) scored four goals in the second half, outshooting the Green Terror (5-11, 2-6 CC) by a 14-7 margin in the period and 23-15 for the game to stay alive in the chase for the CC tournament. McDaniel was officially eliminated from postseason contention with the loss.

Ferry staked Dickinson to a 1-0 halftime lead, scoring off a restart right at the top of the box in the 21st minute.

In the 62nd minute, Javier Mena knocked home a loose ball off a Dale Rodman shot-and-save.

Nearly nine minutes later, Ferry found Gemberling-Johnson on a long pass off a restart that was tapped home for a 3-0 lead.

In the 77th minute, Nicolas Tierno quick played a ball to Sung Woo Kim, who passed to David Lister in front of the cage to stretch the lead to 4-0.

Gemberling-Johnson hit Ron Geedey in the 87th minute before Nathan Greenwood (Bethesda, Md./Blue Ridge) set the final margin, scoring off a misplay by the Red Devil keeper with 33 seconds to play.

Zach Nibbelink (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) made seven saves for McDaniel.

The Green Terror concludes the season at Gettysburg on Saturday. Game time is 4 p.m.

Score by Period                                    1            2            -                  F
Dickinson (10-3-3, 4-2-2 CC)                        1            4            -            5
McDaniel (5-11, 2-6 CC)                        0            1            -            1

Scoring Summary:
D – Taylor Ferry, 20:34
D – Javier Mena (Dale Rodman), 61:55
D – Ben Gemberling-Johnson (Ferry), 70:46
D – David Lister (Sung Woo Kim, Nicolas Tierno), 76:15
D – Ron Geedey (Gemberling-Johnson), 86:09
M – Nathan Greenwood, 89:27

Shots: D 23, M 15. Corner Kicks: D 6, M 5. Fouls: D 9, M 16. Saves: D 4 (Cody Hickok 3, 0 GA, 76 MP; Christian Hall 1, 1 GA, 14 MP), M 8 (Zach Nibbelink, TEAM 1).