Fast start propels men’s soccer over New Jersey City, 2-1

Fast start propels men’s soccer over New Jersey City, 2-1

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College men's soccer team toughed out a 2-1 win on Tuesday over the New Jersey City Gothic Knights to push their program record season-opening winning streak to five games.

Wesley put their foot on the throttle early with two goals in the first five minutes of the game. After fighting off two defenders on the edge of the box, Deekai Gbonimy scored the opening goal in the fifth minute of the game, burying his shot around the goalkeeper into the bottom left corner of the goal.

45 seconds later, Darius-David Robinson drew a foul in the box and he put away a penalty shot to double Wesley's lead.

NJCU cut the lead in half in the 60th minute when Edric De Paula scored off an assist by Nelson Segovia but Wesley held off the NJCU charge to get the win.

Kyle Springsteen returned to net for the Wolverines and tallied seven saves for his third win of the season.

The Wolverines (5-0) will wrap up their four game homestand on Saturday when they host the Rosemont Ravens at Drass Field. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.