GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College’s Mark Dandanell knocked a double-overtime header into the net less than a minute into the second overtime period as the Quakers claimed a Wednesday night victory over John Wesley University, 4-3.
The Quakers held an 8-5 shot advantage through one half as the Lions applied pressure. John Wesley’s Kevin Iglesias put the Lions on the board in the 27th minute as he dribbled through the middle of the box to claim the lead. Jose Perez added to the Lions’ lead as he dribbled to the top of the 18-yard box and shot the ball from the top of the box to extend the lead.
The game’s pace became frantic in the second half as the Quakers’ Ricky Aguilar drew a foul inside the box and converted on a penalty kick in the 50th minute to put the Quakers on the board. Christian Torres (Greensboro, N.C./Southeast Guilford) gave the Quakers the lead with a back-to-back goals in 11 minutes, the first coming off a Jake Grieco sliding right-side pass in the 56th minute to tie the game. Torres beat goalkeeper Eduardo Flores-Sanchez on a fast break to the right in the 67th minute to claim the lead with his second goal. Perez countered 44 seconds later to even the match as he dribbled through the left side untouched.
Both sides mustered two shots each towards the end of the first overtime period with no side producing the go-ahead goal. The Quakers drew an early corner kick in the second overtime when Omar Solis’s corner-kick pass found Dandanell’s head to earn the Quakers the victory 56 seconds into the period.
Guilford out-shot John Wesley, 25-13, and held the edge in corner kicks, 9-4, while holding a 3-0 advantage in the overtime periods.
Eric Hayes (Greensboro, N.C./Ragsdale) made two saves in net for the Quakers. John Wesley starter Tony Ramirez made one save, but exited the contest due to injury 11:14 into the game. Flores-Sanchez made three saves in relief.
The Quakers (5-3) return to action Saturday, facing cross-town rival Greensboro College for a 4 p.m. kick-off at Greensboro College’s Pride Field.