Harris Scores Twice, as Men’s Soccer Knocks off Goucher, 3-1, On the Road

Senior James Harris scored his first two goals of the year in the second half at Goucher on Saturday, as the Royals collected a 3-1 Landmark Conference victory.
Senior James Harris scored his first two goals of the year in the second half at Goucher on Saturday, as the Royals collected a 3-1 Landmark Conference victory.
James Harris Liam Flynn Jarred Corbett

 

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TOWSON, Md. - Senior James Harris (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Chaminade) scored a pair of goals in the second half to put the University of Scranton men's soccer team up for good at Goucher on Saturday, as the Royals collected a 3-1 victory on the road in Landmark Conference action.

With the win, the Royals moved to 10-6 overall for the year and an even 3-3 in the Landmark Conference. Goucher dropped to 6-6-4 and 1-3-2 in the Landmark with the defeat.

In the opening 45 minutes of the contest, both teams fired away on offense, with 14 shots combined taken in the period. Scranton, however, was the only team to have shots on goal in the half, but three of those shots were saved by Goucher goalie Daniel Hendry throughout the half.

But, the final shot on goal for the Royals proved to be golden, as senior Liam Flynn (Monore, N.Y./Monrow Woodbury) scored his first career goal off an assist from freshman Jarred Corbett (Wenonah, N.J./St. Augustine Prep) with 29 seconds left in the first half. For Corbett, it was his third assist of the year, as Scranton went up, 1-0, on Goucher entering intermission.

To start the second half, Scranton quickly went up 2-0, as Harris scored his first goal of the night, unassisted, in the 50th minute. That 2-0 lead held for the Royals for the majority of the half, but in the 88th minute, Goucher's Molbanda Rogers scored to slice the Royals lead down to 2-1.

But, at the end of regulation, Harris scored again (unassisted) to put Goucher away for the night, giving the Royals the 3-1 victory. For Harris, he scored his first two goals of the season in the win, as he has now scored three goals in his career at Scranton.

Overall, Scranton outshot Goucher, 19-15 in the victory, while the Royals held a 7-3 edge in corner kicks. In net, sophomore goalie Blake Hammert (Archbald, Pa./Scranton Prep) made two saves, both of which came in the second half.

The University of Scranton men's soccer team is now idle for the week and returns to action in their regular season finale at home against Catholic. The Senior Day clash against the Cardinals begins at 4 p.m. at Fitzpatrick Field.

--ROYALS--