What: AEC Men's Soccer Semifinal
When: Tuesday, November 5th
Where: Radnor, Pa.
How it happened
After defeating Neumann in double overtime, the Wesley Men's Soccer team advanced to semifinals against Cabrini on Tuesday, November 5th. Though the Wolverines played outstanding with incredible defense, they were unable to pull off the win, 1-2.
The first half of the game proved to be a tough one as both defenses played lights out. Wesley's goalkeeper Jason Sommer faced seven shots saving them all to keep the score 0-0 into the half.
Ten minutes into the second scoring took off as Wesley's Joseph Esubalew looked to Justin John-Langba off a one timed touch to score in the lower left side of the goal just outside the 6 for a Wolverine lead 1-0.
Wesley's defense held the Cavalier's off until the last three minutes of the game when Cabrini scored back to back off two headers from Josh Cunningham to end the game, 1-2.
Comments from the coach
"This defeat is a tough pill to swallow. The effort was tremendous, but we have to learn how to close out matches. I thought Jason (Sommer) was outstanding in goal. Our Defense led by Matt Dina and Andrea Carboni were excellent and all the young lads throughout the team gained a lot from this experience. Certainty a heartbreaking way to go out in what we had hoped to be a championship place. The leadership from Crews and Dina I think will inspire the rest of our young team to greater things in the future". Coach Clark
The Wolverines fought through the entire game with a stellar team effort to end their season 11-7-1 overall and 5-2 in the Atlantic East Conference. They now wait for a post season bid.