EDITOR’S NOTE: Bud Lewis and his Wilmington College men’s soccer team have embarked on an 8-day soccer tour to Spain. Each day Lewis will submit a diary covering the team’s adventures, both on and off the pitch.
The Wilmington College men’s team began their day with a visit to the historic Spanish city of Segovia.
The city hosts the largest preserved Roman aqueduct built in the early second century.
The team visited the historic castle of Alcazar and one the most famous cathedrals in Spain, the Cathedral of Segovia.
The team then returned to the Spanish National Soccer Training Center where it is staying during the trip. After a short rest the team left for its first match against an academy team from Madrid
The game went well, Lewis said. Wilmington scored an early goal by junior captain Niklas Martensson, assisted by first-year player Simen Kjoerner.
In the second half, junior midfielder Daniel Kappelin scored two goals and nearly completed a hat trick off a great ball from Reece Ibaugh, who is in his first season with the Quakers
On Wednesday, the team heads back to Madrid to visit Real Madrid’s home stadium, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Real Madrid just captured the Super Cup championship.