Eynon Serves Up Game-Winner, Bradbury Finishes in OT

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson men's soccer team need overtime to get past visiting Ursinus College on Saturday afternoon but only one minute as sophomore Tayler Eynon (Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Country Day) served a beautiful free-kick to the head of first-year Isaac Bradbury (Toronto, Canada/St. Andrew's College) and into the net.

The first half was a defensive struggle as Dickinson held a 4-2 shot advantage with each goalkeeper making a pair of saves before the break.

Both teams came out of halftime with an offensive mentality as Brendan McGovern (Burlington, Vt./Kimball Union Academy, N.H.) fired off three shots and the Red Devils forced a pair of corners in the opening minutes of the second half.

The Red Devils had a pair of great chances at the midpoint of the half. They had a goal waived off on an offsides call after a well-placed free kick into the area and Kevin Gilbert (Boxford, Mass./Phillips Exeter Academy) put a shot just inches wide of the post moments later.

Mohamed Kourouma (New Haven, Conn./Wilbur Cross) had a couple of good looks and put shots just over the crossbar and just wide of the net.

The scoreless draw held through regulation, sending the game into overtime. The Red Devils wasted little time, drawing a foul right in front of the Dickinson bench. Eynon could not have hit the serve any better, putting the ball right to the head of Bradbury for the game-winner.

The Red Devils improve to 6-5 overall and 3-1 in the Centennial Conference. They are on the road on Wednesday, traveling to Misericordia for a non-conference match up at 7:00 pm.