The Valley Forge Patriots fell to Wilson College’s men’s soccer team in a Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) match Monday afternoon in Phoenixville. The Phoenix (2-9, 2-3 CSAC) dropped the Patriots by a final score of 2-0.
How It Happened
Junior Noah Wickenheiser (Cresco, PA., Notre Dame) got the action started for Wilson just over five minutes into the match with a shot that sailed high. About two minutes later, sophomore Connor Bowers (Hagerstown, MD, North Hagerstown High School) rifled off a shot that was saved by the Valley Forge goalkeeper.
The big moment came in the tenth minute of play. That’s when freshman Noah Bowe (Ashburn, VA, Stone Bridge High School) ripped a shot by the keeper off an assist from Bowers, putting the Phoenix up 1-0.
Wilson fired off 13 more shots in the half before they entered halftime leading, 1-0.
In the second half of play, Wilson picked up right where they left off, keep the offensive pressure turned up with a flurry of shots early. This continued throughout the half until sophomore Dylan Youmans (Westminster, MD, South Carroll High School) found the pack of the net off a pass from junior Ryder Wallace (Jim Thorpe, PA., Jim Thorpe), as Wilson walked away with the 2-0 win.
Inside the Box Score
The Phoenix outshot the Patriots a total of 30-6, including 17-2 with shots on goal, with 10 different student-athletes managing shots. Bowers paced both teams with a total of seven shots. Wilson also lead both teams in corner kicks, finishing with six. Bowe and Youmans tallied goals while Bowers and Wallace recorded assists. Senior goalkeeper Andrew Hetzer (Chambersburg, PA., Cumberland Valley Christian) collected two saves in the shutout victory.
The men’s soccer team will continue CSAC play as they get set to host the Eagles of the College of St. Elizabeth on Saturday, October 23, at 3 p.m.