WHS boys soccer wins battle of American unbeatens 2-0

WILMINGTON — Brady Vilvens and Collin Webber were again in the middle of a Wilmington High School boys soccer victory Tuesday night at Alumni Field.

But the Hurricane’s 2-0 win over Goshen in a battle of league unbeatens was a strong effort for WHS all the way around.

“Our senior leadership was evident all across the field as we never panicked and stayed cool even in some tense moments,” WHS head coach Imad El-Macharrafie said. “We played the counter attack very effectively and were able to catch Goshen’s defense off guard several times.”

El-Macharrafie said Alyk Lippincott shined in the second half and helped create several key scoring opportunities. Matt Butcher and Jacob Romer teamed up to control the middle of the field and helped set the tempo of the game. Another great defensive effort anchored by Avery Warix and goal keeper Collin Webber.

For Webber and the WHS defense, it is the third shutout of the season.

The win puts Wilmington in the SBAAC American Division driver’s seat with a 4-0 record. The Hurricane is 6-0 overall.

Goshen lost for the first time this season and stands 4-1-1 in all matches and 2-1-1 in the division.

Vilvens scored goals in each half. He was assisted by Caleb Reed as Wilmington took a 1-0 lead into halftime. Vilvens scored unassisted in the second half.