Wolverines overcome early 1-0 deficit, hold McDaniel off board
WESTMINSTER, Md. - Omar De Los Santos recorded a goal and an assist to lead Wesley to a 2-1 victory over McDaniel in non-conference men's soccer action on Tuesday.
In the opener for both teams, the Green Terror (0-1) tallied in the game's 11th minute before De Los Santos keyed a pair of goals in an 8-minute, 17-second span, giving the Wolverines (1-0) the win.
At the 24:51 mark, Saidu Fofanah collected and redirected a long pass from Luis Rivera to a waiting De Los Santos in front of the net, evening the game at 1.
Off a restart in the 34th minute, De Los Santos centered the ball from the right side, where Joshua Challah headed it home in the backside of the net for a 2-1 advantage.
Timothy Wineke (Reisterstown, Md./North Carroll) headed in a long Adam Sommers (Frostburg, Md./Beall) pass off the crossbar and down to stake McDaniel to a 1-0 lead at the 10:19 mark.
Eddy Lingue (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) had a chance to even the game in the 76th minute but a diving Nick Talarico stopped the ball just shy of the goal line to preserve the win.
Wesley finished with a slim 7-5 advantage in shots and 5-4 edge in corner kicks.
Talarico made two saves in goal for the Wolverines while Benjamin Knight (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxbourough Regional) and Robert Hollasch (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty) split time in goal for the Green Terror finishing with one and two saves, respectively.
McDaniel returns to action at home against Juniata on Thursday. Game time is 4:30 p.m.
Wesley (1-0) 2 0 - 2
McDaniel (0-1) 1 0 - 1
M - Timothy Wineke (Adam Sommers), 10:19
W - Omar De Los Santos (Saidu Fofanah), 24:51
W - Joshua Chellah (De Los Santos), 33:08
Shots: W 7, M 5. Corner Kicks: W 5, M 4. Fouls: W 19, M 14. Saves: W 2 (Nick Talarico), M 3 (Benjamin Knight 1, 45 MP, 2 GA; Robert Hollasch 2, 45 MP, 0 GA).