Quakers pick up road win in Pennsylvania 4-1

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — The Wilmington College men’s soccer team netted two goals in each half of a 4-1 victory Geneva College Saturday afternoon.

“I honestly think this win came from yesterday’s practice session as we had one of our best sessions of the year,” WC head coach Cory Bucur said. “Every single guy on the roster showed up to compete. We came out quite sharp and Grant Murray made an excellent run to finish a great goal. From that point on we rode the wave into a very complete performance.”

The Fightin’ Quakers opened the scoring in the 14th minute when senior Casey Miller fed a pass to Murray, who beat Golden Tornado netminder Gabriel Kemp to score his first goal of the season. Seven minutes later, WC earned a corner kick, and it yielded the second goal of the game as a Geneva defender inadvertently put the ball in his own net.

Miller assisted on another goal three minutes into the second half as the Centerville High School grad found Wilmingotn High School product Brady Vilvens for WC’s third goal of the game. Later in the half, Elorm Dogbey fed a ball to Yusef Muqtadir, who buried the shot. Geneva would get on the scoreboard late, scoring a penalty kick goal as WC goalkeeper Thomas Grimes was assessed a yellow card.

Grimes earned the win in a little over 83 minutes played while Gabriel Swaisgood cleaned up the final six-plus minutes. Each Quaker goalkeeper made one save.

Wilmington (4-2-1) heads to Mount St. Joseph University for a match 7 p.m. Thursday.