The University of Mary Washington men's soccer team used a pair of goals in the opening minutes in gaining a 4-0 victory over visiting Virginia Wesleyan University on Wednesday afternoon at a blustery Battleground. The Eagles improve to 3-0 on the season.
The Eagles opened the scoring early, as they have in each of their first three contests. Junior Idrissa Barrie took a loose ball from in front of the goal at 4:05 to give the Eagles the advantage.
Just 1:44 later, senior Justin Carey found the nets off a rebounded cross off the Marlin goalkeeper to push the advantage to 2-0. Sophomore Joe Hatcher upped the lead to 3-0 at 15:20 off an assist from junior Lucas Turney, and the Eagles held a 3-0 advantage at halftime, after outshooting the Marlins, 7-4, in the opening 45 minutes.
The Eagles led in shots, 15-8, while each team took four corner kicks. UMW sophomore Ken Kurtz made two saves in recording the shutout, while Justin Acey had four saves in 67 minutes and Griffin Potter had one in 23 for the Marlins.
Mary Washington will be back in action on Saturday when they visit #13 Johns Hopkins University at 1:00 p.m.