LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's soccer team fell, 4-2, to nationally-ranked Lynchburg Wednesday evening on the road. With the loss, the Marlins move to 2-11-1 on the year and 2-5-1 in conference play. Lynchburg improves to 11-0-2 on the season (8-0-1 ODAC).
The Marlins came out firing, knowing they had to get an early lead on the No. 7 Hornets. The team did just that as a goal came courtesy of Andrew Freeman in the seventh minute. That would be the difference between the two sides going into the half.
After the intermission, Lynchburg scored a quick one just a few minutes in. The Hornets then took the lead on an unlucky own goal and in the 70th minute went up 3-1 on a penalty kick. The Marlins were determined to fight back though and were able to cut into the lead at the 76:08 mark. Evan Kastetter took a in swinging free kick that found Ricky Perraults head at the near post. The Senior flicked it in, cutting the Hornet lead to 3-2. The comeback would fall short though as Lynchburg tacked on another before the final whistle.
Despite the outcome, Walter Morris turned in a solid performance stopping a season-high seven Hornet shots.
Men's soccer returns to action at 7 p.m. on Saturday as the squad hosts Shenandoah on Senior Day