Offensive Outburst Leads Marlins to 5-0 Victory over Monarchs

Offensive Outburst Leads Marlins to 5-0 Victory over Monarchs

Offensive Outburst Leads Marlins to 5-0 Victory over Monarchs

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Virginia Wesleyan College men's soccer team scored five goals in a match for the first time in three years in defeating Methodist University 5-0 on Wednesday night.

The five goals by the Marlins is the most in a game since Virginia Wesleyan defeated Emory & Henry College by a score of 6-1 on September 21, 2013.

Sophomore Ricky Perrault scored his first goal of the year at 14:11 on an unassisted try. Freshman Reggie Lloyd capitalized on a ball from Bennett Wiley towards the end of the half, giving the Marlins a 2-0 lead and much-needed insurance.

The firepower from the first half continued into the second half for the Marlins as Perrault added his second goal six minutes after intermission.

Andrew Freeman posted his first points of the season just over two minutes apart as he scored at 68:18 after corralling a loose ball in the box. He scored for a second time at 70:58 when Alex Suprise launched a throw-in towards the goal that was headed home by Freeman.

The Marlins outshot Methodist 12-5 despite the Monarchs holding a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.

Jay Fox made one save in goal for the Marlins before Nick Peterson entered to finish off the match.

Virginia Wesleyan (1-1-1) hosts Christopher Newport University (2-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m.