VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's soccer team was narrowly edged by Ferrum, 3-2 in overtime Saturday afternoon at the Trinder Center. With the result, the Marlins drop to 1-10 overall and 1-4 in conference play. Ferrum improves to 8-3 on the season (4-2 ODAC).
It took only minutes for the Marlins to get on the board as Harrison Weinfeld found the back of the net at the 6:39 mark. Kyle Richardson hit the junior in stride down the sideline. With one defender to beat, Weinfeld used some foot skills to bypass him and neatly slot it low on the goalie. The goal would be the game's only going into halftime.
The Marlins would strike again in the second half, doubling up their lead. A VWU free kick near the touch line was sent into the six yard box where it was scrambled around. The ball ended up on Codi Dalton who deflected into the back of the net for his second career goal.
Ferrum battled back though earning two kicks on essentially to penalty kicks. The first kick was made cleanly but the second was originally saved by Walter Morris before the rebound was put back in. In the overtime period, the Marlins were caught off guard as a shot made its way through in the opening minutes.
Morris evening with four saves including the one on the penalty kick.
Men's soccer will return to action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday as the team travels to Eastern Mennonite for another conference showdown.