Wolverines Earn Fifth Victory in Six Contests

Wolverines Earn Fifth Victory in Six Contests

BUENA VISTA, Va. - The Wesley College men's soccer team rattled off their fifth win in six outings, earning a 3-1 victory over Capital Athletic Conference competitor Southern Virginia University on Saturday evening in Buena Vista. 

In the 27th minute, the Knights defensive back played the ball back to the goalkeeper. Pressure from Danny Garza forced the goaltender to misplay the ball, sending it rolling right to Will Mileski, who calmly dribbled around the keeper and placed the ball in the net to put Wesley ahead 1-0.

Under a minute into the second half, the Wolverines added an insurance goal to their tally. C.J. Harvell chucked a long throw-in into the box where the 6-4 freshman Avery Brice rose above the crowd to flick a header goalwards that went off the keeper's hands and in, making it 2-0.

In the 61st minute, Mileski found Danny Garza for a score. The junior forward corralled a long punt from Zack Baker and took it down the left flank. He sent a low cross through the box to Garza crashing on the back side. The freshman took one touch and buried it to make it 3-0 with just under 30 minutes remaining.

The Wolverines conceded a goal on a set play in the 64th minute. Off a free kick, Josh Smith sent in a cross from the right side and Gregg Allen crashed the back post to body the ball in, cutting into the Wesley lead.

Wesley responded with the dagger in the 76th minute. R.J. Dina collected a bad clearance from the SVU defense and dished it off to Jackson. The defender turned a fired a half-volley from nearly 30 yards out, beating the SVU keeper to the left for his first score of the season.

For the final 14 minutes, Wesley possessed the ball and kept the Knights off the scoreboard as the Wolverines earned the 4-1 victory. 

The squad moves to 6-6-1 on the season with a 3-1-0 record in the CAC. The squad will return to action on Wednesday, October 14 when they travel to Harrisburg to take on CAC rival PSU-Harrisburg. The Nittany Lions made the CAC Championship last season, but are 0-4-0 in conference play this year.