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First Half Goals Lead ETSU Over Men’s Soccer

by | Oct 15, 2019 | Sports

Jaylen Thompson (right) and his fellow Wildcats celebrate his goal against ETSU.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – East Tennessee State scored a pair of first-half goals just minutes apart and held off a late Davidson charge to get by the Wildcats, 2-1, in non-conference men’s soccer action Tuesday at Alumni Stadium.

ETSU (4-6-2) put the first mark on the board at the 22:24 mark when Hauk Andreas Fossen flicked in a Bradley Empson free kick from just outside the box.

Less than three minutes later, Gilbert Miller converted the eventual winner from the penalty spot to extend the Bucs’ advantage.

After both Justin Stone and Jaylen Thompson threatened with chances early in the second half, the duo connected in the 63rd minute when Thompson scored his second goal of 2019 off a centering pass from Stone.

Davidson (2-8-2) had one last chance to equalize, but Lucas Hauth’s rip with 50 ticks remaining from the near side sailed high of frame.

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