James Strine Scores Twice to Lead Shoremen Past Marlins, 2-1

Shoremen Open Season with Athey Cup Victory

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Junior midfielder James Strine (Hockessin, Del./Salesianum) scored both Shoremen goals as the Washington College men's soccer team defeated visiting Virginia Wesleyan in the second game of the four-team Athey Cup tournament this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The game was the season opener for both teams.   

Washington College 2, Virginia Wesleyan 1

How It Happened
- James Strine gave the Shoremen a 1-0 lead by weaving through a pair of defenders in the box and sending the ball into the lower righthand corner of the goal at the 9:20 mark.
- The Marlins evened the score at the 13:38 mark as Will Augsberger sent the ball into the box where Jaron Berry kicked the ball in facing away from the goal and falling down.
- Strine put the Shoremen back in front with a goal off a free kick into the lower left of the goal at 29:30. Ben Horgan set the free kick up by drawing a foul just outside the box.  
- The Shoremen held advantages of 9-4 in shots and 7-4 in corner kicks in the first half.
- The Marlins had a pair of scoring chances stopped by a diving Gavin Campbell on shots by Ikechukwu Elonyeaku and Deryck Burczyk in the 59th and 60th minutes, respectively. 
- Berry had a breakaway chance in the 74th denied by Campbell as the Shoremen maintained the 2-1 advantage. 

For the Shoremen (1-0)
- Scorers: Strine (2 goals)
- Goalkeeper: Campbell (5 saves, 1 goal allowed, 90:00)
- The Shoremen finished the game with a 15-11 advantage in shots and an 11-6 edge in corner kicks.

For Virginia Wesleyan (0-1)
- Scorers: Berry (goal), Augsberger (assist)
- Goalkeeper: Griffin Potter (6 saves, 2 goals allowed, 90:00)

- Strine was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game.
- In the first game of the Athey Cup, Keystone defeated Allegheny, 3-1. 

Up Next
8/31 v. Keystone - 4 p.m. (Athey Cup)
- A win over Keystone would give the Shoremen the Athey Cup as winners of the tournament. A Keystone win or a tie would give the Cup to the Giants. (The first tiebreaker is goal differential in the tournament.)