Greensboro Rallies Past Marlins in Home Opener

Greensboro Rallies Past Marlins in Home Opener

Greensboro Rallies Past Marlins in Home Opener

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Greensboro College scored a pair of late goals in the second half to rally past the Virginia Wesleyan College men's soccer team 2-1 in the Marlins' home opener.

Due to field conditions caused by Tropical Storm Hermine, Sunday's match was moved to the turf of Birdsong Field, the first soccer match played on the surface since its installation before the 2015-16 school year.

The first half remained scoreless despite both teams taking four shots in the opening period. Each keeper, Jaime Payamps for Greensboro and Jay Fox for Virginia Wesleyan, stopped a pair of shots to preserve the scoreless draw heading into the second half.

The Marlins were able to strike first after intermission when Ben Yount found Andrew Duenke, garnering at least one point for both Yount and Duenke for the second straight game.

That tally at 57:49 lasted nearly 20 minutes before Greensboro managed to tie up the contest when Andrew Moebius finished off a deflection. The Pride completed the comeback at 80:13 when Gerardo Peraza put away a free kick from the top of the box.

Payamps finished with five saves for the Pride (1-1) while Fox (0-1-1) stopped four shots for the Marlins.

Greensboro outshot the Marlins 10-8 on the afternoon while VWC held a 7-6 edge in corner kicks.

Virginia Wesleyan (0-1-1) travels to Methodist University (0-0) Wednesday for a 7 p.m. non-conference tilt.