2005 Men's Soccer News

Men's Soccer Gets Conference Win
RADNOR, Pa. - Wesley College (5-3, 2-0) defeated conference foe Cabrini College (1-6-2, 0-3) by a final score of 3-1, in men's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon.  The Wesley offense was led by the senior trio of Derek Roberts-Dukes (SR, Marlton, NJ/Cherokee), Evan Myers (SR, Merchantville, NJ/Camden Catholic) and Trevor Zimmer (SR, Potomac, MD/Wootton), who all had 1 goal apiece. 

Dukes opened up the scoring in the 6th minute of play off an assist by Andrew Tescione (JR, Lynnfield, MA/Bridgeton Academy).  Wesley held the Cabrini offense scoreless until the 58th minute of play to tie the score at 1-1.  Myers scored in the 66th minute off an assist from Brian McCann (SO, Franklinville, NJ/Delsea) for the game-winning goal.  The goal was Myers' 6th of the season.  Matt Doyle (JR, Manasquan, NJ/Wall) assisted Zimmer in the 81st minute of play to finish out the scoring.

The Wolverine's out-shot Cabrini 20-6, while the Cavalier's held a 6-5 advantage in corners.  Wesley goalkeeper Ed Hunt (JR, Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley) posted 6 saves.  The win is Wesley's third straight.

Men's Soccer Gets Conference Win
(Wednesday, September 21st)
RADNOR, Pa. - Wesley College (5-3, 2-0) defeated conference foe Cabrini College (1-6-2, 0-3) by a final score of 3-1, in men's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon.  The Wesley offense was led by the senior trio of Derek Roberts-Dukes (SR, Marlton, NJ/Cherokee), Evan Myers (SR, Merchantville, NJ/Camden Catholic) and Trevor Zimmer (SR, Potomac, MD/Wootton), who all had 1 goal apiece.

Dukes opened up the scoring in the 6th minute of play off an assist by Andrew Tescione (JR, Lynnfield, MA/Bridgeton Academy).  Wesley held the Cabrini offense scoreless until the 58th minute of play to tie the score at 1-1.  Myers scored in the 66th minute off an assist from Brian McCann (SO, Franklinville, NJ/Delsea) for the game-winning goal.  The goal was Myers' 6th of the season.  Matt Doyle (JR, Manasquan, NJ/Wall) assisted Zimmer in the 81st minute of play to finish out the scoring.

The Wolverine's out-shot Cabrini 20-6, while the Cavalier's held a 6-5 advantage in corners.  Wesley goalkeeper Ed Hunt (JR, Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley) posted 6 saves.  The win is Wesley's third straight.

Tescione Paces Wesley Attack in Win
(Saturday, September 17th)
DOVER, De. - Andrew Tescione (JR, Lynnfield, MA/Bridgeton Academy) scored 3 goals and added an assist, in Wesley's 5-1 conference win over Immaculata University on Saturday afternoon.  Evan Myers (SR, Merchantville, NJ/Camden Catholic) and Trevor Zimmer (SR, Potomac, MD/Wootton) each added 1 goal apiece in the win.

Tescione started the scoring in the 34th minute to put Wesley up 1-0 going into intermission.  Tescione added another goal less than 13 seconds into the second half to give Wesley a 2-0 advantage.  The Mighty Macs would score in 54th minute to cut into the lead of the Wolverines, but Myers and Zimmer posted goals in the 78th and 85th minute to seal the win.  Wesley out-shot Immaculata 37-6 in the game and goalkeeper Chris Matterrn (SO, Baltimore, MD/Parkville) had 5 saves in goal for Wesley.

Wolverines Roll to Shut-Out Win
(Wednesday, September 14th)
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (3-3) shut-out visiting Ursinus College (2-2) by a final score of 8-0 in men's soccer action on Wednesday night.  Wesley went into halftime up 3-0, after goals by Chris Benson (JR, Dover, DE/Caesar Rodney), Trevor Welke (FR, Southampton, PA/William Tenant) and Andrew Tescione (JR, Lynnfield, MA/Bridgeton Academy).  The Wolverines posted these goals in a 7:05 time span.

The Bears defense held Wesley scoreless to start the second half until the 76th minute of play on a goal by Evan Myers (SR, Merchantville, NJ/Camden Catholic) to put Wesley up 4-0.  Allen Justis (SO, Pocomoke, MD/Pocomoke) and Brendyn Pressley (FR, Willingboro, NJ/Bishop Eustace) each had 2 goals to finish out the scoring for the Wolverines.  Benson, Myers, Trevor Zimmer (SR, Potomac, MD/Wootton), Ed Hunt (JR, Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley) and Wesley Camerieri (JR, Millville, NJ/Millville) had one assist apiece.  Matt Doyle (JR, Manasquan, NJ/Wall) added two assists in the effort.

Late Start Dooms Wolverines
(Sunday, September 11th)
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - Wesley College (2-3) lost to the University of Mary Washington by a final score of 3-2, in the consolation round of the Blue Jay Tournament in men's soccer action.  After falling behind 3-0, Wesley was able to get on the board in the 60th minute of play on a goal by Brendyn Pressley (FR, Willingboro, NJ/Bishop Eustace).  Allen Justis (SO, Pocomoke, MD/Pocomoke) closed the gap to 3-2 with a goal in the 84th minute, which proved to be the final score.  Trevor Zimmer (SR, Potomac, MD/Wootton) and Damian Arellano (FR, Millersville, PA/Hempfield) assisted on both goals respectively.

Wolverines Lose in Overtime
(Saturday, September 10th)
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - Wesley College (2-2) men's soccer fell to non-conference opponent Elizabethtown College (1-1-1) in the Blue Jay Tournament, by a final score of 2-1 in overtime on Saturday afternoon.  Elizabethtown started the scoring early in the 4th minute of play to go up 1-0, but Wesley was able to tie the score on a penalty kick goal by Evan Myers (SR, Merchantville, NJ/Camden Catholic) in the 40th minute.  Both teams would battle even in the second half, with the Blue Jays holding an 8-6 advantage in shots in the half.  Elizabethtown would take the win on an 'own goal' by Wesley in the 94th minute of play.

Doyle Paces Wesley to Win, 4-1
(Tuesday, September 6th)
DOVER, De. - Matt Doyle (JR, Manasquan, NJ/Wall) scored 2 goals, pacing the Wolverine attack to a 4-1 non-conference victory over Gallaudet University (0-2) in men's soccer action on Tuesday night.  The win improves Wesley's record to 2-1 on the season.  Doyle opened up the scoring in the 17th minute of play off an assist by Evan Myers (SR, Merchantville, NJ/Camden Catholic).  Derek Roberts-Dukes (SR, Marlton, NJ/Cherokee) scored off a penalty kick to put Wesley up 2-0 at intermission.  Doyle then scored in the 46th minute for his second goal and Trevor Zimmer (SR, Potomac, MD/Wooton) finished out the scoring with 1 goal.

Wolverines Lose to Villa Julie, 1-0
(Saturday, September 3rd)
CARLISLE, Pa. - Wesley College (1-1) fell to non-conference opponent Villa Julie College (1-1) by a final score of 1-0 at the Dickinson College Red Devil Classic.  The Mustangs scored in the 10th minute of play and held was able to hold the Wesley attack scoreless the rest of the way.  Wesley out-shot Villa Julie 12-5 in the game.

Myers Leads Wesley in Season Opening Win
(Friday, September 2nd)
CARLISLE, Pa. - Wesley College (1-0) opened up the 2005 season with a 2-1, non-conference victory over Farleigh Dickinson University in the Dickinson College Red Devil Tournament on Friday afternoon.  Evan Myers (SR, Merchantville, NJ/Camden Catholic) paced the offensive attack of Wesley with 2 goals.  The game was tied 1-1 going into halftime, before Myers scored the winning goal in the 80th minute of play.

Men's Soccer Selected 2nd in Preseason Poll
ASTON, Pa. - The Wesley College men's soccer team has been selected to finish 2nd in the preseason Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) poll.  Wesley received 87 points and 1 first place vote and were 9 points behind defending PAC champion Arcadia University (96).  The Scarlet Knights received 9 first place votes.  Wesley, which captured the Eastern College Athletic Conference's (ECAC) South Championship will look to build off their school-record 14 wins in 2004.  Eastern, College Misericordia and Alvernia College round out the top 5 in the preseason poll.

2005 Season Preview
DOVER, De. - The Wesley College men's soccer squad enters the 2005 season looking to continue the winning tradition that has been built by head coach Steve Clark.  Coach Clark enters his 16th season with Wesley, bringing the Wolverines 13 winning seasons in that time span. The 2004 team broke the school record for wins (14), advanced to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference championship game and also won the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southern Championship.  Coach Clark knows that the return of four seniors will be the key component to the team's success.  "I am expecting our senior class to be the backbone of this team, " said Clark.  Wesley's senior class includes Evan Myers (SR, Merchantville, NJ/Camden Catholic), Derek Roberts-Dukes (SR, Marlton, NJ/Cherokee), Adrian Parkes (SR, Bilston, UK/Mosely Park) and Trevor Zimmer (SR, Potomac, MD/Wootton).  "The leadership and experience of these four seniors will help continue that winning tradition that we have built here at Wesley."

Dukes, the 2004 PAC Player of the Year and a two-time 1st team all-conference selection, will be paired with Myers and Zimmer to pace the attack of Wesley.  Myers, also a two-time 1st team All-PAC member, led the team in goals (11) and assists (9), while Dukes and Zimmer collected 10 and 8 goals respectively.  The Wolverines return a number of key players that will play an integral part of the success of the team.  Top returners include Joey Spino (JR, Pennsauken, NJ/Camden Catholic) (2G, 2A), Robbie Polk (JR, Woodstown, NJ/Woodstown) (5G, 3A) and Andrew Tescione (JR, Lynnfield, MA/Bridgeton Academy) (3G, 2A).  Cole Lacey (JR, Medford, NJ/Shawnee) (3G), Sean Wise (SO, Ridgely, MD/North Caroline) (2G, 1A) and Chris Benson (JR, Dover, DE/Caesar Rodney) (1G) will be looked upon to increase their production.

Parkes returns to secure a defense that must replace the loss of three seniors Mike McCans, Adam Simon and Stuart Trafford.  Parkes, who was a 2003 All-PAC selection, was injured after 16 games in 2004, helped Wesley hold opponents to 1.09 goals per game.  Goalkeeper Edward Hunt (JR, Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley) returns after posting a .783 save percentage, while allowing 1.20 goals per game.  Hunt played in 22 games in 2005 and will help solidify Wesley on the defensive end.  "We are looking to build off of our success we had last season and with a schedule that will test our team early, we want to continue to get better with each game."