CHILLICOTHE — In a battle of unbeatens, Brady Vilvens hat trick helped Wilmington defeat Unioto 3-1 Thursday in non-league action.
The Hurricane is 5-0 on the year while Unioto is now 5-1.
Wilmington found the back of the net first when Matthew Butcher beat the Unioto defense and assisted Vilvens on a goal just 37 seconds in to the match.
“Another fast start with a goal in the frist 30 seconds set the tone for the game,” WHS coach Imad El-Macharrafie said. “Aggressive defense and smooth transitions across the field led to scoring opportunities.”
After Unioto tied the match late in the first half, Wilmington regained the lead on another Vilvens goal, his 12th of the season.
Vilvens added a third goal late in the match. He has three hat tricks in the five WHS games this season.
“While Brady is finding the net often, it has been a complete team effort in creating opportunities,” El-Macharrafie said. “Midfielders Caleb Reed, Matt Butcher, Jacob Romer and Caleb Macias locked down the center of the field. Defensively this was one of our best games as well.”