Marlins Drop High Octane Contest to Mary Washington

Andrew Freeman scored the lone Marlin goal on Wednesday. Photo by: Jim Auer
Andrew Freeman scored the lone Marlin goal on Wednesday. Photo by: Jim Auer

Marlins Drop High Octane Contest to Mary Washington

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's soccer team fell to the University of Mary Washington 3-1 in non-conference action Wednesday night.

The contest was up-tempo from opening whistle to final horn and both teams made runs on a consistent basis throughout the match.

Mary Washington started the scoring in the 10th minute when Jeremy Hokenson played a through ball along the left side to Justin Carey, who finished it off past the Marlin keeper. The Eagles added another goal at 42:17, minutes before intermission, when Tommy Mead headed the ball on to Jacob Lovinger for a one-time shot into the right side of the goal.

The Marlins cut into the 2-0 hole early in the second half, scoring at the 48:23 mark to put more pressure on the Mary Washington sideline. Alex Suprise took a throw-in on the near side, sending it long into the box where Andrew Freeman headed it home for his first score of the season.

Mary Washington added an insurance goal five minutes later when Ryan Van Maanen sent a cross into the box where Justin Carey could finish the scoring chance after corralling a deflection.

Mary Washington (6-2-1) led in shots, 20-11, and corner kicks, 7-3. Nick Peterson made seven saves for the Marlins.

Virginia Wesleyan (6-3/1-0) travels to Roanoke College (5-4-1/0-1) Saturday for a 6 p.m. Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) start.