Davidson rallies to defeat Campbell 3-2
Davidson twice rallied from one-goal deficits and defeated Campbell 3-2 Wednesday night in men’s soccer action at Alumni Stadium.
Valeriy Sviderskiy provided the winner in the 78th minute for the Wildcats (3-0-1).
Campbell held 1-0 and 2-1 advantages and hit the woodwork twice, but dropped to 1-2 on the year. Davidson won its second straight game following last week’s 2-1 win at Harvard.
Campbell had the better part of the possession early on and nearly went in front in the 10th minute when Jhuvon Francis chipped the ball over Davidson keeper Andrew Kenneson and the ball hit the left post. Pepe Rangel jumped on the rebound but shot directly at Kenneson.
In the 18th minute, senior Justin Franz put the Camels ahead when he caught Kenneson off his line and struck a shot from midfield for his second goal of the year.
Less than nine minutes into the second half, Davidson drew level when John Pace ripped a shot from just outside the box that beat Camel keeper Ethan Hall.
Campbell once again pushed ahead in the 59th minute when Tunji Osifeso played a through ball to Ricki Gaez, who beat Kenneson to the pass and netted his first goal of the year.
Davidson again pulled even on Alec Rotunda’s goal off assists from Luke Blades and Christian Fechter.
Franz nearly gave Campbell the lead in the 69th minute when his shot beat Kenneson but caromed off the crossbar.
Sviderskiy provided the winner when he dribbled by the CU defense and beat Hall one-on-one.
Campbell returns to action Saturday when the Camels travel to Loyola (Md.) (3-0-1) for a 7 p.m. start. Loyola owns a 3-1-1 edge in the series with the Camels following last year’s 2-0 Campbell victory at Buies Creek where Mitchell Cardenas scored both goals. The Greyhounds are 2-0-0 versus Campbell in Baltimore, most recently claiming a 1-0 result in 2011.