Saint Mark's Anthony Rocco celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against Brandywine

Saint Mark's Anthony Rocco celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against Brandywine

Saint Mark's Anthony Rocco turned Matt Ziomek's cross into the game-winning goal as the Spartans completed a 2-1 rally over host Brandywine Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead into halftime when Timothy McGill's lofted cross from the right edge of the penalty area turned into a chip over the keeper and into the net for a 1-0 lead.

Brandywine had a 6-2 advantage in shots in the opening 40 minutes, but in the second half, Saint Mark's began to play their way into the game.

They'd find the tying goal in the 59th minute, when Ryan Farina's throw-in was headed in the penalty area by a Brandywine defender, then in a scrum of 3 bodies inside the 6-yard-box, it bounced off another Bulldog, and the keeper couldn't quite stop it before it completely passed the line, giving Saint Mark's the equalizer.

Saint Mark's would get their winning goal 12 minutes late, as Ziomek saved a header in front of his own bench's sideline, and turned upfield in a 1-on-1 race. Using his shoulder to ward off the defender, he was able to swing a cross to a wide-open Rocco, who put his shot to the right of a sprawling keeper, giving the Spartans their first lead.

Brandywine was unable to answer back, although they did get one good chance in the final minute that could have tied the game.

Saint Mark's (5-1) remained undefeated against Division 2 opposition, they'll travel to Archmere on Saturday afternoon.

Brandywine (5-2) suffered their second straight loss, they'll travel to Flight B foe Christiana on Thursday afternoon.