GREENSBORO, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University men's soccer team dropped its match with Greensboro College, 2-1, Tuesday afternoon on the road. With the result, the Marlins move to 3-6 on the season while the pride goes to 6-4-1.
After a scoreless first half, the Pride got on the board first as they struck on a free kick just outside the 18-yard box. With time dwindling though, the Marlins were able to knot things up at 1-1. Griffin Potter got the play started as he sent a booming punt which Devin Wallace caught up to write outside the opposing 18. He was able to win the ball and play it back to Jaron Berry who ripped a shot on net. The ball was deflected by a Greensboro hand though, garnering a free kick for the Marlins. Ikechukwu Etonyeaku stepped to the dash to take the penalty kick and calmly sent it to the back of the net.
With things looking like they were heading to overtime, Greensboro mustered up enough offense on a corner kick in the 89th minute. With the ball loose in the box, a Pride boot was able to get on it first, putting it in the goal and deciding the game.
Despite earning the loss, Potter played well in net as he stopped nine Greensboro shots.
Virginia Wesleyan will be back in action again at 2 p.m. on Saturday as the team hosts Randolph for Homecoming.