Davidson Men’s Soccer Defeats Furman 1-0
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Jackson Bracy’s first career goal, a header in the 65th minute, lifted Davidson over Furman, 1-0, in non-conference men’s soccer action Tuesday evening at Alumni Stadium.
With their second straight clean sheet, the Wildcats improve to 2-1-0 on the young season, while Furman falls to 1-3-0.
Davidson, which attempted 15 shots after intermission, finally broke the scoreless tie when Malcolm McCabe’s cross from the corner found Bracy in front.
The Wildcats finished with a commanding 19-11 advantage in shots and 6-4 edge in corners.
For the second straight outing, Sawyer Gaffney was sharp in goal for the ‘Cats recording four saves and another shutout.
Davidson created a pair of good scoring chances in the opening half. The first was a blast off the right foot of Mateo Alzate that Furman’s Ben Hale barely got a glove on diving to his left.
Shortly after, Ned Morrissett, the Wildcats’ leading scorer, missed just high with a solid strike of his own.
Davidson will travel to Campbell for a 7 p.m. contest Saturday.
Comments from Head Coach Matt Spear
It was a super win that was carried by our depth, fitness, and unity.
After the late overtime win on Saturday, we switched out five starters and the group tonight was ready.
First collegiate starts for Tavis Braithwaite and Jackson and both rose to the occasion, including Jackson with the game-winner.
Our depth was important on a muggy night against a Furman side that has talent in several positions. Quinn Dudek came in off the bench and was a real workhorse against their back line. And Stefane Zemmali held up well in the back.
We created loads of quality chances, so converting those opportunities would have made it a more comfortable win.
But our commitment to shutting them out was really key.