UMW Men's Soccer Falls to Va. Wesleyan in Season Opener, 2-0

The University of Mary Washington men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to visiting Virginia Wesleyan College on Tuesday afternoon at the Battleground in both teams' season opener. The Eagles fall to 0-1, and will host Eastern Mennonite University on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. as part of the UMW Soccer Classic.

The Marlins scored at 40:17, as Mac Frederick scored off a throw in by Roberto Maldonado, after outshooting the Eagles, 8-4, in the first half. The Marlins added a late tally by Brandon Massie at 87:59 on a pass from Adam Beck for an insurance score.

For the game, VWC outshot Mary Washington, 13-7, with the Eagles holding a 6-5 edge in corner kicks. Senior goalkeeper Emmett Rutkowski had eight saves for Mary Washington, while Ryan Zmuda had three saves for the Marlins.

Saturday's game with Eastern Mennonite will feature live stats starting at 3:30 p.m.