Second Half Goal Sinks Marlins in 2-1 Loss

Ron Rosales scored in the first half for the lone Marlin goal
Ron Rosales scored in the first half for the lone Marlin goal

Second Half Goal Sinks Marlins in 2-1 Loss

FREDERICK, Md. – Hood College scored a goal early in the second half, breaking a 1-1 tie, to defeat the Virginia Wesleyan University men's soccer team in non-conference action Sunday afternoon.

Virginia Wesleyan started the scoring late in the first half after putting multiple shots on goal. Abasi Jamison ripped a shot that was saved by Hood keeper Danny Castillo. The ball ricocheted back out to Ron Rosales, where the Niagara transfer finished off the ball for a 1-0 lead at 38:14.

The lead did not last long as Hood evened the score two minutes later, at 40:07. Luke Staley sent a cross in to Kenton Onspaugh who took a shot from the top of the box which found the back of the net.

Onspaugh scored his second goal of the game four minutes out of intermission when he capitalized on a loose ball in front of the keeper.

The Marlins had two opportunities to tie the game, but Castillo turned away both attempts to preserve the victory for Hood.

Virginia Wesleyan held a 12-10 lead in shots and 9-5 edge in corner kicks.

Castillo finished with five saves for Hood (2-2) while Jamison Auer made four stops for VWU.

Virginia Wesleyan (2-1) looks to start another winning streak on Tuesday at N.C. Wesleyan (0-3). Opening whistle for the non-conference match is slated for 4:30 p.m.