DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College men's soccer team played well against the 19th-ranked Hope Flying Dutchmen on Saturday but stumbled 3-1 to Hope.
The two teams battled back-and-forth for the first half. Darius-David Robinson looked to get Wesley on the board in the third minute of the game. Robinson chipped the keeper and the ball was heading towards the open net but at the last second, a defender slid in and kicked the ball away.
In the 33rd minute, Chimaobi Ikwuagwu broke away from the defense and was one-on-one with the goalkeeper but Hope's goalkeeper made a great save to keep the match scoreless.
Two minutes into the second half, Wesley notched the first goal of the game when. Danny Garza found Darius-David Robinson at the end of his free kick. Robinson redirected Garza's free kick with a header to put the ball over the Hope keeper, giving Wesley the one-goal lead.
Hope rallied to tie the up just over a minute later when Christian Dault ripped a shot from the right side of the six-yard box past the Wesley defense into the bottom left corner of the net.
Hope would tally two more unanswered goals that would seal the win.
Jason Sommer registered nine saves in net in the loss.
Wesley (8-2) enters Atlantic East Conference play on Wednesday, Oct. 3 when they host the Cabrini Cavaliers Kickoff from Drass Field is scheduled for 7 p.m.