DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Men's Soccer team honored six graduating seniors, but couldn't hold off a Salisbury team to earn a win in their final regular season game, falling 2-1 to the Sea Gulls in a Capital Athletic Conference clash.
Wesley took an early 1-0 lead scoring in the 11th minute of the game. Patrick Schlosser played a lofted ball over the back line, leading Will Mileski. The senior forward brought the ball down in stride with a brilliant first touch and toe-poked a chip over the charging goalkeeper and into the open net to give the home team the game-opening goal.
Later in the first half, Salisbury responded with a tally, scoring in the 23rd minute to tie the game. Tanner Yaw sprinted out of his box to try to stall the Sea Gulls' breakaway and collided with the attacker, parrying the ball away, but the ball was collected and shot into the open net to score.
In the second half, the Sea Gulls found the leading goal in the 59th minute, going ahead 2-1. Wesley spent the next 31 minutes trying to find an equalizer, and had several quality opportunities, but could not find the net. The best chance for the Wolverines came late in the game when Avery Brice struck a 25-yard kick low to the far post, but the ball was stopped by the Salisbury keeper.
Wesley finishes their season with a 3-11-2 mark. The squad will lose six seniors to graduation, but returns 10 starters from Tuesday night's lineup as well as significant depth to the team.