Ikwuagwu’s penalty kick puts men’s soccer over Marymount in overtime

Ikwuagwu’s penalty kick puts men’s soccer over Marymount in overtime

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College men's soccer hosted the Marymount Saints in their final regular season game and won 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday in Atlantic East Conference play.

Both teams would battle back-and-forth in the midfield until Marymount's Rodney Ngoh cleared out a Wesley attack and sent a long ball to Mynor Danilo Lopez, who went one-on-one with the Wesley keeper and put it in the back of the net to give the Saints the first lead of the night.

Wesley would go on to tie the game in the 35th minute. Danny Garza would put the ball in the box on a corner kick. After a failed Marymount clearance, Caden Sundermann would flick the ball on to Deekai Gbonimy, who ripped a shot past the Saints keeper leveling the contest at one.

Early in the second half, Garza played a through ball to Chimaobi Ikwuagwu that led him into the Marymount box. Ikwuagwu put a cross in that the Saints keeper got a hand on but was not enough as Gbonimy came in to put the rebound in the back of the net to give Wesley the 2-1 lead.

Chris Cardenas would tie the game at two in the 66th minute of the game off a penalty shot. Both teams would have their chances in the late moments of regulation but the game would be decided in overtime.

With just over two minutes left in the first overtime period, Ikwuagwu drew a foul in the box that resulted in a Wesley penalty kick. Ikwuagwu stepped up and blasted the ball past the outstretched arms of the Marywood keeper to seal the victory for the Wolverines.

Wesley (13-3-1, 4-1-1 Atlantic East) will host the Marywood Pacers in the first round of the Atlantic East Conference Championship Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Kickoff from Drass Field is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.   

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