Early Lead Slips Away as W&L Downs Marlins

The men's soccer program will host its ID Camp on January 21
The men's soccer program will host its ID Camp on January 21

Early Lead Slips Away as W&L Downs Marlins

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Virginia Wesleyan College men's soccer team scored first Saturday afternoon, but ultimately fell 2-1 to the defending ODAC champions, Washington and Lee University.

The Marlins scored early in the contest when Andrew Duenke played a ball into the box, finding Tanner Martin who put the ball into the low corner of the goal at the 7:56 mark of the first half.

That lead lasted until the second half when the powerful General offense struck for a goal in the 61st minute as Dylan Ritch found Oliver Dolberg to even the contest. Eight minutes later Andrew Kim fed the ball to Dylan Stroud for the game-winning tally.

Gillen Beck made one save for Washington and Lee (5-1) while Jay Fox finished with four stops for Virginia Wesleyan.

Washington and Lee maintained a 14-5 advantage in shots while holding a 9-2 edge in corner kicks.

Virginia Wesleyan (2-3-1) hosts N.C. Wesleyan College (3-3) Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a non-conference start.