Man down, Goshen gets game-winner 3-2

The SBAAC American Division boys soccer race just got a lot tigher.

Wilmington lost to Goshen 3-2 Thursday night at Alumni Field while last-place Batavia defeated first-place Clinton-Massie 3-2.

The loss leaves Wilmington 7-4-2 overall and 4-2-1- in the division.

Massie is 5-1-1 in the American while Goshen stands 3-1-2.

Jacob Romer from Josh Vaughan tied the match at 1-1 in the eighth minute as the teams started aggressively on offense.

“We continue to struggle with letting up soft goals in the first 10 minutes of our games,” WHS coach Imad El-Macharrafie said.

Wilmington again had to tie the match when Brady Vilvens scored on a penalty kick in the 60th minute.

Shortly thereafter a Goshen player was ejected with a red card. Less than a minute later, the Warriors scored the man-down game-winning goal.

“Everything was going our way in the second half but a quick counterattack after the Goshen player was red carded caught us off-guard,” El-Macharrafie said. “There is still a lot of soccer left to play in the SBAAC. We have to put everything into our preparations for Massie on Tuesday at Alumni Field.”

Kickoff for that match is set for 5 p.m.