Second-half rally lifts men’s soccer over McDaniel for fourth-straight win

Second-half rally lifts men’s soccer over McDaniel for fourth-straight win

DOVER, Del. – Two second-half goals by Chimaobi Ikwuagwu propelled the Wesley College men's soccer team over the McDaniel Green Terror, 3-2 in non-conference action on Friday.

Wesley were victims of their own misfortune when a ball played back to the goalkeeper was misplayed and trickled into the goal in the third minute of the game.

Wesley was able to respond in the 17th minute when Danny Garza played in a free kick from outside the box and Caden Sundermann was able to outjump the McDaniel defense and head the ball past the goalkeeper to nod the game at one.

McDaniel was able to take a 2-1 lead into the halftime break when Joel Afata scored in the 37th minute but Wesley tied the game in 35 seconds into the second half when Chimaobi Ikwuagwu was able to outmuscle the defenders and got a deflection inside the box to make it a 2-2 game.

After Wesley drew a foul in the box following a free kick, ikwuagwu was able to convert a penalty kick in the 83rd minute to give Wesley the 3-2 lead. Wesley's defense controlled the rest of the half to hold McDaniel scoreless in the second half.

McDaniel outshot Wesley 12-10 but both teams put seven shots on target. Wesley tallied five corner kicks compared to McDaniel's four corners.

Wesley's 4-0 start is the best in program history and the first time the Wolverines have won four in a row since the 2015 season.

The Wolverines (4-0) will be back in action on Tuesday when they host the New Jersey City Gothic Knights at Drass Field. The game is set for a 7 p.m. start.