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Late flurry lifts Utica

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

McDaniel strikes early but Utica rallies for 3-2 win

ERIE, Pa. – Robert Sgueglia broke a 2-all tie with 14:23 to play to lift Utica to a 3-2 win over McDaniel in the consolation game of 2010 Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament hosted by Penn State-Behrend in non-conference men's soccer action on Sunday.

The Green Terror (0-2) tallied twice in the game's opening 24:01 and held that advantage until the Pioneers (1-1) netted three goals in a 6-minute, 18-second span for the win.

David Garcia broke up the shutout at the 69:19 mark, finishing a Kyle Tassone feed before DJ Ilebni netted the equalizer fewer than three minutes later.

Sgueglia made it a one-goal, one-assist day, converting a penalty kick for the Utica victory.

Luis Calderon (Silver Spring, Md./Bullis) netted McDaniel's first goal of the season just 11:16 into the game on a shot from 30 yards out.

Marrio Davis (Baltimore, Md./Friends School of Baltimore) stretched the lead to 2-0 with an unassisted tally in the 25th minute.

Zach Nibbelink (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) made nine saves in goal for the Green Terror, who was outshot 30-9 in the contest.

McDaniel returns to action at Goucher on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m.

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

Scoring Summary:
M – Luis Calderon, 11:16
M – Marrio Davis, 24:01
U – David Garcia (Kyle Tassone), 69:19
U – DJ Ilebani (Robert Sgueglia), 72:34
U – Sgueglia (penalty kick), 75:37

Shots: M 9, U 30. Corner Kicks: M 2, U 7. Fouls: M 21, U 11. Saves: M 10 (Zach Nibbelink 9, TEAM 1), U 4 (Andrew Boniche 3, TEAM 1).