Villanova wins a wild derby, William Eskay hat trick leads Tribe


Villanova and Drexel’s Tuesday showdown had everything you could hope for in a derby match with the rivals combining to score five times in the final half hour.

After trading goals in the opening half – Max Kroschwitz (pictured above) scoring for Villanova 12 minutes in and Francisco Palma answering back with a 15th minute penalty kick – the second half turned into a kind of goal celebration-off with players from either team trying to one-up the other with dances to the corner flag and head first slides.

The first of the five goals came from Drexel against the run of play, Colin McGlynn getting it past the keeper after the defense failed to clear the ball out of the box. Five minutes later senior Sean Sheridan struck the equivalent of an NBA three-point swish with his curling line drive free kick over the wall and past the Dragon goalkeeper into the right side of the net to tie it at 2-2.

Drexel scored on a set piece of its own eight minutes later when McGlynn found the head of Jameson Detweiler on a corner kick. Detweiler went up high to meet the ball and slammed it home to goalkeeper Will Steiner’s right to give the Dragons the 3-2 lead.

Sheridan responded once again in the 81st minute, scoring just his third career goal with his second of the day (and second game-tying goal) when he redirected a flick from Padraic McCullaugh past Drexel keeper Tyler Afflerbach. Five minutes later, right back Chris Bared got away from a defender and delivered a pinpoint cross across the face of goal right to the feet of McCullaugh who tapped home the winner.

Eskay scores hat trick, Goldsmith brace leads Butler

William Eskay netted his first career hat trick and the first for William & Mary since 2010, leading the Tribe to a 4-2 victory over Liberty on Tuesday night in Williamsburg, Va.

The sophomore from Urbana, Md., scored his first goal 58 seconds in and scored again in the 54th and 88th minutes. Freshman Ryder Bell scored the eventual game-winner in the 69th minute and Tim Harbison and Nico Bellarde added goals for the Flames.

Junior forward David Goldsmith scored his 19th and 20th career goals for Butler to lead the Bulldogs to a 3-2 overtime win over IUPUI in Tuesday’s other derby match in Indianapolis. The former West Bromwich Albion Academy player from Bristol, England, put his team up twice in the game with a goal in the 41st minute that made it 2-1 and the game winner in the third minute of overtime.

Vincent Mitchell opened the scoring for Butler in the 33rd minute and Emmanuel Usen and Clint Hoffar added goals for IUPUI.

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