Wolverines Take Early Lead, Fall to Randolph-Macon

Wolverines Take Early Lead, Fall to Randolph-Macon

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Men's Soccer team took a 1-0 lead in the first half but surrendered three goals in the second half as Randolph-Macon College stole a 3-1 victory at Drass Field Saturday evening.

The loss marked the first of the Wolverines' season, moving them to 1-1-2 on the year. Kyle Springsteen finished with three saves while his counterpart Brian Breslin earned the win and recorded two stops. 

Wesley had several chances to score in the first half and nearly scored in the 34th minute. After a foul, Will Mileski quickly took the free kick lofting it over the back line of the Yellow Jackets for Avery Brice to run onto. Brice flicked a header past the charging keeper down into the corner of the box but couldn't cut the narrow angle to finish in the open net and a Randolph-Macon defender cleared the ball as it rolled past the far post.

In the 40th minute, Wesley midfielder Luis Cruz stole an errant pass from a Yellow Jacket defender and played a through ball up the middle to Sean Bucior. The forward outran a Randolph-Macon defender and calmly slotted the ball past the RMC keeper to make it 1-0 just before halftime.

The Wolverines' lead only lasted for six minutes as the Yellow Jackets netted an equalizer in the first minute of the second half. Wesley managed four shots in the second half, but none of them found the net. Randolph-Macon netted two more goals in the final 45 minutes to take and hold a 3-1 lead.

Wesley will return to action on Sunday when they face Hampden-Sydney College in the second leg of the Delmarva Cup.