Marlins Rally to Down Averett on the Road

Bennett Wiley
Bennett Wiley

Marlins Rally to Down Averett on the Road

DANVILLE, Va. – Averett University scored the first goal of the game, but Virginia Wesleyan College responded with two goals to capture a 2-1 victory on the road in non-conference action.

Averett struck first at the 10:14 mark when Sebastian Kjernholm found Tobias Andreasson who beat the keeper to the left side.

The Marlins responded seven minutes later when Ricky Perrault dribbled into the box, passing it off to Tanner Martin to even the contest at 1-1.

Two minutes later, Bennett Wiley found Codi Dalton for a header to seal the game for the Marlins.

The Virginia Wesleyan defense made the 2-1 lead last for the final 71 minutes of action, despite Averett attempting 20 shots in the match. Keeper Jay Fox followed up his career night against CNU by setting a new career high with 12 saves against the Cougars.

Averett (1-5) did an impressive job as well, keeping the Marlins off the board the rest of match behind 11 saves from Austin Bramhall.

Virginia Wesleyan outshot Averett 23-20 while maintaining a 7-6 advantage in corner kicks.

Virginia Wesleyan (2-2-1) travels to defending champion Washington and Lee University on Saturday for the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener set for a 3 p.m. start.