Vilvens’ goal flurry lifts Hurricane over Falcons 6-3

WILMINGTON – Rallying from an early second half deficit, the Wilmington High School boys soccer team defeated Clinton-Massie 6-3 Tuesday in SBAAC American Division action at Alumni Field.

The game is the first for both teams.

“Hats off to Clinton-Massie for giving us a great opening match,” WHS coach Imad El-Macharrafie said. “We simply outlasted them.”

Brady Vilvens ignited the Hurricane victory, scoring three goals late in the match to break a 3-3 tie.

“We had solid play across the field but need to improve in several areas as we move forward,” the WHS coach said.

Neither team scored early but Jacob Romer broke a scoreless tie in the 14th minute with an assist from Vilvens to give WHS a 1-0 lead.

It was 2-0 when Eli Hicks drilled one into the back of the net with Josh Vaughan being credited with an assist in the 18th minute.

Clinton-Massie then scored two goals late in the first half and another early in the second half to go up 3-2.

Romer tied the match in the 72nd minute with Vaughan and Hicks getting credit for assists.

Then over the span over 3:29 on the clock, Vilvens found the Massie goal to his liking, scoring three straight goals. Hicks had an assist on the second goal while the other two were unassisted.