VIRGINIA BEACH -- Virginia Wesleyan College's men's soccer team scored once in each half Tuesday en route to posting a 2-0 victory over North Carolina Wesleyan College in non-conference competition on Foster Field at the Trinder Center.
The victory was the fourth in a row for the Marlins, who improved to 5-2-1 overall. North Carolina Wesleyan dropped to 5-3-1.
Junior Josh Kemp (Frisco, Texas/Addison Trinity Christian) put the Marlins into the lead in the 16th minute and VWC rode the advantage through the remainder of the half. VWC dominated the half, outshooting the Battling Bishops 8-2 and recording a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
North Carolina Wesleyan turned things up a notch in the second half and outshot the Marlins 8-6, but VWC's defense held up well to keep the Bishops out of the net. While VWC kept NCWC in check, the Marlins found another goal, this one from sophomore Tanner Martin (York, Pa./Suburban) in the 48th minute. Chris Cooke (Hampton/Phoebus) assisted on the score.
VWC finished with a 14-10 advantage in shots and a 5-4 edge in corner kicks.
Virginia Wesleyan competes again on Saturday, Sept. 27, in Old Dominion Athletic Conference competition at Guilford College at 7 p.m.