Wolverines Look to Build Momentum in Opening Weekend

Photo Credit: Danielle Reed
Photo Credit: Danielle Reed

The Wesley College Men's Soccer team is ready to take on another season and remain a top contender in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).

Wesley opened with a 2-1 overtime win over McDaniel College. Avery Brice and Christopher McPoyle provided the goals while Danny Garza earned an assist. Kyle Springsteen made four saves, including a clutch save on a penalty kick in the 77th minute to keep the game tied. 

 The team ended their 2015 season with a 9-9-1 record after the loss to St. Mary's in the first round of the conference tournament. During the season, they scored a total of 33 goals, averaging 1.74 goals per game. Leading the way for the 2016 season is senior, captain, Will Mileski. Mileski was named CAC player of the week and was ranked third in the conference in assists with 7. Mileski is excited to get back into the swing of things in 2016.

"Last season we ended on a high note, hosting a CAC playoff game" Mileski said. "We expect to pick up right where we left off. This season we have a solid team with a lot of depth in the roster and we are focused on winning the CAC this year."

The first weekend into the season, the Wolverines will face Eastern Mennonite who finished their 2015 season 6-14 on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Bridgewater College Sunday, Sept. 4. Bridgewater finished 8-9-1 last season. The Wolverines have previously come out with a victory against East Mennonite, beating them 4-1 in the 2015 season.

With a pair of wins this weekend, the Wolverines would be off to their best start to the season since 2011 when they started 2-0-1. Live stats will be available for each of the Wolverines' games this weekend, provided by the host institution.