WILMINGTON, North Carolina - The UNCW men's soccer team wrapped up its spring training session and now looks forward to returning to preseason camp in August and a return to the postseason.

The Seahawks played a competitive spring slate that included a pair of games against professional clubs in the Carolina Rail Hawks and the hometown Wilmington Hammerheads. UNCW dropped a 2-0 decision to the Rail Hawks and a 3-1 result to the Hammerheads.

"The chance to play against professional clubs is something that helps us immensely," said Head Coach Aidan Heaney. "You learn to play at a higher level and gain experience at playing at a quicker pace against better competition."

UNCW fared better against collegiate competition with a pair of second-place finishes at the Manchester Cup and the annual UNCW 7-A-Side tournament.

At the Manchester Cup, UNCW topped rival College of Charleston, 2-1, and then posted a 2-0 win over South Carolina. In the 7-A-Side tournament, UNCW advanced to the finals, but came up short against Duke.

Leading the Seahawks in scoring was Jack Ward with a pair of goals in the Manchester Cup. Daniel Roberts (Charleston), Thomas Driver (South Carolina) and Shawn Guderian (Wilmington) joined Ward in the scoring column.

"We were pleased to see Jack step up this spring after red-shirting in the fall. He scored two great goals and was dangerous. One of our goals during the spring was to be a more dangerous team in creating scoring opportunities."

The Seahawks will open their training sessions on Aug. 11.