The Tennessee Wesleyan College men's soccer played NCAA III powerhouse Maryville College on Wednesday. The teams played each other last season in a game that went all the way through double over time and ended 2-2. This season Maryville had started excellently boasting a one hundred percent record and were ranked fifteenth in the nation. TWC had also started the season well with a record of played four, won three, lost one and were confident going into the game.
The TWC coaching staff must have had some stern words at half time because the players came out of the locker room absolutely flying, it was as if a different TWC team came out for the second half. They took Maryville a bit by surprise and they struggled to deal with the intensity of TWC's play. The pressure was now firmly on the visiting team and every time TWC went forward they looked like creating a goal scoring opportunity. Even though TWC was camped in the Maryville half for most of the second period Maryville still looked dangerous on the counter attack. TWC were pressing for the equalizer and almost had it in the eighty sixth minute of the game when Justin Walker delivered a cross from the right, Luke Winter rose just in front of the Maryville goal keeper but only a last ditch aerial challenge from the center half prevented the goal. This was the final action of the high paced game, the final score TWC 0 Maryville 1.