Bradley’s Jacob Taylor Scores From the Back Row

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Jacob Taylor is a forward stuffed into a defender’s body.

The junior from Dunlap will be a starting defender on the Bradley soccer team. But, who knows, he may lead the team in scoring.

“As a back it’s always defense first,” Taylor said. “I trust the forwards are going to score and do their part, too. But if I have an opportunity to get forward and possible score a goal? Everybody wants to score.”

Taylor has six career goals, second on Bradley’s active scoring list.

“That’s JT Taylor, that’s what he is about,” explained BU head coach Jim Derose. “He has a nose for the goal, it’s very passionate for him to be up there. I think at times he thinks he’s a defender but if you let him move forward, he’s going to make the most out of every one of those things.”

The Braves host No. 9 Notre Dame in an exhibition game Wednesday night at Shea Stadium at 7 p.m. It’s the annual Danny Dahlquist Memorial game, named after the former BU soccer player that died in a house fire in 2007.
 

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