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Babst Gets Career Win No. 100; Men’s Soccer Rallies Past Radford

by | Sep 30, 2021

Henry Howell scored the ‘Cats winning goal against Radford.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson scored a pair of second-half goals, including a Henry Howell free kick in the 85th minute to get by Radford, 2-1, in non-conference men’s soccer action Wednesday evening at Alumni Stadium.

In addition to the Wildcats improving to 6-3-0 overall, the win was the 100th of head coach Mike Babst‘s career.

Freshman Vincent Bennage zeroed in on the narrow space in between Radford’s keeper and the right side of the goal.

A senior captain from Bradenton, Fla., Howell’s free kick from just outside the box deflected off the Highlanders’ wall and into the net for his third career game-winner.

Trailing 1-0 early in the second half, freshman Vincent Bennage provided the much-needed equalizer when he beat three Radford defenders and went top shelf for his team-leading sixth goal of the season.

Bennage’s score at the 61:39 mark was assisted by senior midfielder Mateo Alzate.

Radford (2-5-0), which was held to just five shots on the night, scored on its first attempt 3:53 in when Ryan Machado-Jones played it across to Yoshiya Okawa, who curled one inside the left post.

The Wildcats finished with a commanding 14-5 advantage in shots, while the Highlanders’ Joseba Incera led both keepers with seven saves.

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Davidson will conclude its season-long four-match homestand Saturday when Duquesne comes to town for a 6 p.m. kickoff.

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