Babst Gets Career Win No. 100; Men’s Soccer Rallies Past 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.
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.
Davidson will conclude its season-long four-match homestand Saturday when Duquesne comes to town for a 6 p.m. kickoff.