DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Men's Soccer team tallied up four goals while keeping Cairn University off the board, earning the Wolverines their third win of the season on Saturday evening.
The Wolverines started out right, taking a 1-0 lead during the first half of the game. With only minutes to spare, Christopher McPoyle stayed behind the ball where it was crossed from the left flank. Christopher Bramble found the ball and flicked it back to center allowing junior Matt Waldron to score a crucial goal for his team. The score gave the Wolverines a 1-0 lead which they took into the halftime break.
In the 49th minute of the game, Wesley added insurance to their lead. Senior Will Mileski broke down the defense on the left side, gaining the end line and centered the ball where Danny Garza one-timed the finish, scoring the Wolverines' second goal of the game.
Only minutes later, sophomore Nektario Athanasiou diverted the play away from the opponent, creating a turnover at midfield. He played the ball through to Mileski who touched past the keeper and into the empty net. The duo gave Wesley a commanding 3-0 advantage.
The Wolverines did not allow many chances for the Cairn Highlanders to score. In the second half, Wesley's defense turned over allowing Cairn to advance. The Highlanders' Zack Nelson broke away attempting to score but Wesley's Kyle Springsteen made a sliding save, rejecting the near goal.
The lads kept fighting until the end where they scored their last goal with barely a minute left in the game. Freshman Mathew Dina toe-poked the ball over Cairn's defense, where Waldron ran onto the ball and finished the play, beating the goalkeeper in a one-on-one battle. The team ended the game shutting down the Highlanders with a final score of 4-0.
The squad bumps their record up to 2-2-2 and will go on the road to take on Washington College in Chestertown, MD on Wednesday, September 21.