Marlins Take Down Soccer 3-2
|Virginia Wesleyan (6-8-1, 5-4 ODAC)||2||1||3|
|Hampden-Sydney (5-10, 4-5 ODAC)||1||1||2|
|1st - 28:51||Isaac Arington (Virginia Wesleyan)|
|1st - 36:01||Alex Strain (Hampden-Sydney)|
|1st - 37:24||Josh Kemp (Virginia Wesleyan)|
|2nd - 78:52||Isaac Arington (Virginia Wesleyan)|
|2nd - 85:52||Curran Blackwell (Hampden-Sydney)|
Isaac Arington - 2
A: Brian Cornell - 1
Sh: 2 Players (#7, #21 - 4)
Sv: Connor Kirkham - 4
2 Players (#23, #26 - 1)
A: 2 Players (#3, #22 - 1)
Sh: Curran Blackwell - 3
Sv: Blake Carrey - 7
|TEAM STATISTICS||Virginia Wesleyan||Hampden-Sydney|
|Shots (on goal)||19 (10)||11 (6)|
The Marlins got on board first in the 29th minute when Isaac Arrington finished off a Brian Cornell pass. Alex Strain (Roanoke, VA / North Cross) evened the score at 36:01 after Nick DeProspero (Midlothian, VA / Cosby) dumped the ball off to him off a great run down the middle of the field. Virginia Wesleyan quickly gained back the momentum just 1:23 later when a Josh Kemp direct kick a few yards inside the midfield one hopped just inside the goalpost untouched to make it a 2-1 game at the half.
Arrington put the Marlins up 3-1 with 11:08 left in the contest as he beat his defender one-on-one. The Tigers didn't back down and continued to attack and it payed off eventually at 85:52 when Curran Blackwell (Wilson, NC / Greenfield) headed in a Leo Kowalski (Glen Allen, VA / Deep Run) crosse.
Virginia Wesleyan outshot Hampden-Sydney 19-11 and held advantages in shots on goal (10-6) and corner kicks (6-4). Blake Carrey (North Chesterfield, VA / Deep Run) made seven saves on the afternoon.
Hampden-Sydney travels to Emory, VA, to play the Emory & Henry College Wasps on Satuday at 7:30 pm.