Amao gives Wolverines the Edge over the UMW Eagles

Amao gives Wolverines the Edge over the UMW Eagles

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Wesley College men's soccer team defeated the Eagles of Mary Washington University 3-2 in overtime on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines advance to 8-7-1, 3-5 in the CAC, while the Eagles fall to 8-7-2, 5-2 in conference play.

The Wolverines fell behind early when Riley Fisher scored his seventh goal of the season off of an assist from Carlos Mendoza in the 11th minute of the game. Mary Washington controlled the first half with seven shots to Wesley's zero and shot in the final 30 seconds of the half by Jacob Burke almost gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead into the break but the crossbar kept the game at 1-0.

Realizing that they needed to put their offense to work, the Wolverines game out in full force to begin the second half. In just the second minute of the half, Danny Ramirez connected on a pass from Eman Amao to knot the game up at one.

Less than ten minutes later, Amao did his work again and assisted Sheldon Blue on the go-ahead goal.

Wesley's lead was short lived when Fisher scored again only two minutes later. The Eagles would continue to search for the game winner but two saves by Connor Sanders and a hard working defense kept the game tied at two, forcing extra time.

Just four minutes into the first extra period, Amao broke free from the defense and grabbed his fourth point of the game, burying the ball in the back of the net and bringing home a Wesley win.

The Wolverines return to Scott D. Miller Stadium on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00PM. The Wolverines face Salisbury where they will honor their five seniors appearing in their final home match.