Mileski Header Lifts Wesley to Win

Mileski Header Lifts Wesley to Win

GLASSBORO, N.J. - The Wesley College men's soccer team broke through for their first win of the season on Saturday night, but the victory didn't come until overtime. A brilliant header from Will Mileski proved to be the difference as the Wolverines earned a 3-2 win on the junior's golden goal.

In the 94th minute, Bryant Rashford gained some space down the flank and sent in a high cross toward the goal mouth. Mileski attacked the ball and met it with his head, sending it goalward and beating the Berkeley goalkeeper for the game-winner. 

Ryan Sanders helped the Wolverines get to overtime with six saves and earned the win for his efforts. Berkeley goaltender Marcelo Pizzarro made three saves and took the loss.

Wesley fell behind in the 25th minute as Berkeley netted a goal from 20 yards out. Juan Faciolince beat Sanders along the top shelf, going bar-down to give the Majors a 1-0 lead in the first half. The Wolverines had four shots, including one on goal in the first half, but couldn't equalize and went into the break trailing.

In the second frame, Wesley took control with back-to-back goals in the 55th and 64th minute to take a 2-1 lead. Tobi Sowande netted the equalizer off of a cross from Mileski and Adrian Coverdale netted his first career goal off of a rebound to give the Wolverines a 2-1 advantage. 

The Wolverines had all the momentum going late into the game, but Berkeley responded with a tying goal in the 83rd. John Grant netted an unassisted tally to knot the game at 2-2 and force extra time.

It only took Mileski 3:15 to net the game-winner, notching his first goal of the season to give the Wolverines the win. 

Wesley improves to 1-3-1 on the season and will face tournament host Rowan University on Sunday.