VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's soccer team fell, 4-2, to Greensboro College Sunday afternoon on the turf at Birdsong Field. With the loss the Marlins move to 0-2 on the season while Greensboro goes to .500 (1-1).
Virginia Wesleyan found itself in a hole early as the Pride scored the game's opening two goals over the first 12 minutes. At 29:10 mark though, Ricky Perrault cut the Greensboro lead in half by way of a header. The play started with a corner kick that was curled into the box. After being knocked around a bit, Shaun Brooks headed it to the far post where Perrault finished the play with his own head. The score would remain 2-1 going into the half.
Once again, Greensboro came out on the offensive, increasing its lead to 3-1 over the first four minutes. The Marlins inched back into the game though, courtesy of an Evan Kastetter free kick that scorched past the goalies outstretched gloves. The effort would unfortunately no be enough with Greensboro adding an insurance goal five minutes later.
Griffin Potter made his second appearance in goal on the year, turning aside four Pride shots.
Men's soccer will return to action at 4 p.m. on Wednesday with an away bout at the University of Mary Washington.