On a rainy Wednesday afternoon, Wilmington University could not get their first win of the season. Instead they ended the 110 minute game in a scoreless draw vs West Chester University.
In the first half, the two brought out the aggressive play and neither side got many shots at the net with West Chester with 3 and the Wildcats with 2 shots.
When the second half started the aggressive play did not stop but the shots came more frequent then in the first half. The two teams had an combined 9 shots in the second half with Wilmington with 5 and West Chester with 4.
Out of the 10 shots that Wilmington had, none of them hit the net, while 4 of West Chester’s 10 shots hit the frame of the net.
West Chester came close to scoring in regulation when Doug Goitia took a shot from the left side of the field but Wildcats goalie Vinny Tasca quickly went to the right side where the ball was and swatted it out of bounds.
Wildcats had a chance to score in overtime with Dimitrios Topouzlis’ long range shot that went over the cross bar in the 94th minute of the game. Then Wilmington’s Tom Garratt was wide open but his shot went over the crossbar as well but it was at the 100th minute of the game.
Wilmington’s Vinny Tasca had 4 saves in Wednesday’s game.
The two teams had a combined 29 fouls in the game, West Chester had 14 and Wilmington had 15.
Wildcats ( 0-1-2) stay at the WU Athletics Complex for their next game vs Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference rival Felician at 2:30pm ET.
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