VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's soccer recorded a 1-1 draw with Roanoke Saturday evening. With the result the Marlins move to 2-10-1 on the day and 2-4-1 in conference play. Roanoke goes to 7-3-3 on the year (3-1-3 ODAC).
Through the beginning of the first half the Marlins applied a decent amount of offensive pressure with a few shots narrowly missing the net. The home side finally connected in the 30th minute though courtesy of a Ricky Perrault header. Tyler Pratt got the play going as he win a 50-50 ball near the end line. The junior then sent a nifty ball across the goal mouth that Perrault flicked just enough to hit the back post and go in. The score would remain tied going into the halftime intermission.
Roanoke battled back scoring a goal in the 79th minute to force overtime. Both teams battled when a Marlin was brought down in the box warranting a penalty kick. Perrault lined up to take it and ripped a ball that beat the keeper but clanged of the goal post, prolonging the game. As play rolled on, both teams lost men due to cards, but neither side prevailed as the game ended a draw.
Walter Morris got the call in net, stopping four Maroon shots on the evening.
Men's soccer will be back in action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday as the team goes to battle against ODAC-rival Lynchburg.