Men's Soccer Cruises to 5-0 Victory Over Methodist

Men's Soccer Cruises to 5-0 Victory Over Methodist

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's soccer team shut out Methodist University, 5-0, at the Trinder Center Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the Marlins improve to 2-5 on the season while the Monarchs move to 2-3-1. The five goals were the most since the Marlins defeated Methodist back on Sept. 7 of 2016.

The Marlins got on the board quick as Scott Signorelli tallied a goal just 7:10 into the contest. Shaun Brooks got things going as he and Signorelli found themselves in a two-on-one with a Monarch defender. Brooks drew the defense then laid a pass off to his teammate who drove it home.

Signorelli got his second of the day just over five minutes later. Jaron Berry set up this one as he beat his defender as sent a stretch pass to Signorelli into the box. One-on-one with the keeper, the sophomore slid one past the opposing netminder to put the Marlins up 2-0.

Devin Wallace was then able to notch a third at the 34:33 mark. Kevin Prophet played the role of facilitator as he stole an outlet pass and started the Marlins going back into the offensive third. He placed a nice pass forward to a streaking Wallace who shielded off his defender and beat the keeper low near post.

Up 3-0, the Marlins still had more in the tank. In the 61st minute, the Marlins drew a foul in the box setting up a penalty kick. Will Augsberger stepped to the line and calmly beat the keeper to his right, putting the Marlins up 4-0. A pair of freshmen secured the last goal as Jacob Hansbrough centered a ball in the box which Andrew Glass finished in the back of the net.

Griffin Potter picked up the shutout as he stopped two shots through almost 80 minutes of play. Nick Peterson came in for the final 10 minutes, preserving the clean sheet.

Men's soccer returns to action again at 1 p.m. on Friday as the team squares off against Emory & Henry on the road.