(Carlisle, Pa.) - The Dickinson men's soccer team went back-and-forth with visiting Washington College, but came out on top, 3-2, on Friday night at Miller Memorial Field to open homecoming weekend.
The Red Devils scored in the 28th minute as senior Austin Thames (Frederick, Md./Urbana) made a quick strike on a free kick and found the back of the net from about 30 yards away.
The Shoremen capitalized on a free kick as well with Griffin Bull slicing a shot through a crowd from the top of the penalty area with just over 10 minutes to play in the half.
Thames would help Dickinson regain the lead, serving a beautiful ball to the head of classmate Will Bracken (Easton, Conn./Joel Barlow), who flicked the ball inside the far post with 6:10 on the clock.
The Red Devils carried the lead into the second half, but the Shoremen would pull even as Del Jenkins collected a loose ball off a rebound and fired a point-blank shot into the net to knot the game, 2-2, with just under 12 minutes to play.
The Red Devils were not quite done, however, as junior Ward Van de Water (Warrenton, Va./Highland) served a beautiful ball to the back post where Macsen Pritchard (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Prep) redirected a header into the back of the net for the game-winner.
Washington held a 15-10 advantage in shots on the night and held a 7-4 edge in corners. Josh Samuels and Gavin Campbell combined for four saves as the Shoremen fall to 3-8 overall and 1-4 in the Centennial Conference.
Sophomore Frederick Meagher (Southport, Conn./Fairfield-Ludlowe) made five saves before leaving with an injury. First-year John Baney (Ridgewood, N.J./Montclair Kimberley Academy) came on to close out the match.
The Red Devils improve to 8-3-1 overall and 3-1-1 in Centennial Conference play. They are home again on Tuesday night, hosting the University of Scranton at 7:00 pm.