Dynamo 5, SMU 0 -- scrimmage summary

Bruin nets hat trick; Davis strikes for goal and two assists on Meet the Team Day

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Photo Credit: 
Wilf Thorne / Houston Dynamo

The
Houston Dynamo breezed to a 5-0 scrimmage victory over SMU Saturday morning at
the Carl Lewis Track & Field Complex in Houston in front of an exclusive crowd
of Dynamo season ticket holders. Rookie forward Will Bruin notched a natural
hat trick in a 17-minute span in the first half, and Brad Davis contributed one
goal and two assists in the win.

Houston
improved to 6-0-3 in preseason play, including a 2-0 record against college
opposition. The Dynamo will play San Jacinto Junior College Monday at 11 a.m.
before wrapping up preseason play in the Atlanta Pro Soccer Challenge Friday
and Sunday.

PHOTOS: Dynamo-SMU scrimmage

In
Saturday’s scrimmage, rookie Will Bruin was active in the early going, firing high
just 20 seconds after the opening whistle and hitting the outside of the post
after just two minutes. Bruin then scored his first goals of the preseason,
skying to head in Brad Davis corner kicks in the 15th and 30th minutes. Bruin
added a third goal for the hat trick in the 31st minute when he headed in a
Mike Chabala cross.

Houston
made it 4-0 before halftime when Brad Davis, already with two assists to his
name, bent a curling 30-yard free kick over the wall and into the net off the
right-hand post.

The
Dynamo changed their entire squad at halftime and needed four saves from
goalkeeper Tyler Deric in the second stanza. Houston wrapped up the game in the
87th minute when Hunter Freeman swung in a perfect delivery from the right end
line and found Jason Garey for a volleyed finish.

Houston
played without forward Brian Ching and midfielders Colin Clark and Josue Soto
due to injury. Midfielder Sergio Castillo, the Dynamo’s second-round pick in
the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft, joined the club for the first time while on
break from Creighton University, where he intends to complete his degree.
Castillo played the first 45 minutes of the match in a defensive midfield role.

Next
Preseason Game: Monday, March 7, 11 a.m. CT, Dynamo vs. San Jacinto J.C., Carl
Lewis Track & Field Complex

MLS
Opener: Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Dynamo vs. Philadelphia
Union, Robertson Stadium, Houston

 

SMU vs. Houston Dynamo
March 05, 2011 -- Carl Lewis Track & Field Complex, Houston TX
Preseason scrimmage

Scoring Summary:
HOU
-- Will Bruin (Brad Davis) 15
HOU
-- Will Bruin (Brad Davis) 30
HOU
-- Will Bruin (Mike Chabala) 31
HOU
-- Brad Davis (unassisted) 40
HOU
-- Jason Garey (Hunter Freeman) 87

SMU -- Jaime Ibarra (Juan Robles 46, Jaime Ibarra 67),
Payton Hickey (Damian Rosales 81), Diogo de Almeida (Ryan Rosenbaum 69), Adam
Still, Ian Kalis (Chris Sendejas 81), Arthur Ivo (Joe Cooper 69), T.J. Nelson,
Max Rockwell (Tyler Engel 46), Robbie Derschang (Payton Hickey 81), Zach Barnes
(Arthur Ivo 81), Juan Castillo (Ben Hill 46).

Houston Dynamo -- Tally Hall (Tyler Deric 46), Kofi Sarkodie
(Hunter Freeman 46), Andrew Hainault (Bobby Boswell 46), Jermaine Taylor (Eddie
Robinson 46), Mike Chabala (Jordan Graye 46), Danny Cruz (Francisco Navas Cobo
46), Sergio Castillo (Lovel Palmer 46), Alex Dixon (Geoff Cameron 46), Brad
Davis (Corey Ashe 46), Will Bruin (Jason Garey 46), Cam Weaver (Dominic Oduro
46).

Misconduct Summary:
HOU -- Lovel Palmer (caution) 66

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial