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McDaniel notches initial win

David Cross © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
David Cross © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror downs Goucher 3-1 behind pair from Calderon

TOWSON, Md. – Luis Calderon (Silver Spring, Md./Bullis) scored two goals to lead McDaniel to a 3-1 victory at Goucher in non-conference men's soccer action on Wednesday.

Jay Berger tallied in the 57th minute to pull the Gophers (2-1) within 2-1 but Marrio Davis (Baltimore, Md./Friends School of Baltimore) added an insurance goal for the Green Terror (1-2) with 2:33 to play in the team's first win of the season.

In the game's 33rd minute, David Cross (Odenton, Md./Arundel) fed a long pass to Calderon, who found the back of the net for his second collegiate goal.

At the 55:13 mark, the freshman made it three goals on the year, finishing a pass from Eddy Lingue (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) for a 2-0 lead before Berger tallied unassisted just 1:18 later and Davis finished a solo run in the 88th minute for the final score.

McDaniel finished with an 18-13 advantage in the shot column while Goucher had a slim 6-5 edge in corner kicks.

David Spivey made six saves for the Gophers while Zach Nibbelink (Hampstead, Md./North Carroll) had two stops for the Green Terror.

McDaniel returns to action against Wilkes at the York Tournament on Saturday. Game time is 2:15 p.m.

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

Scoring Summary:
M – Luis Calderon (David Cross), 32:35
M – Calderon (Eddy Lingue), 55:13
G – Jay Berger, 56:35
M – Marrio Davis, 87:27

Shots: M 18, G 13. Corner Kicks: M 5, G 6. Fouls: M 17, G 6. Saves: M 2 (Zach Nibbelink), G 7 (David Spivey 6, TEAM 1).