WILMINGTON — Exactly one year after winning their latest Division I state championship, the Salesianum soccer team christened its new home, Abessinio Stadium, with a 7-0 win over Delaware Military Academy. The Sals opened up a 2-0 halftime lead before pulling away in the second half.
Seahawks goalkeeper Brett Wohlar kept his team in the game early with some stellar saves, but the Sals reached the scoreboard in the 18th minute. An inbounds pass on a corner kick was headed by a DMA defender, but it bounced off the forehead of Sallies’ William McDermott and into the net.
Six minutes later, Matthew McFadden used his speed to facilitate the second Salesianum goal. He raced Wohlar to a loose ball, beat him to it and sent it to the top of the 18-yard box, where Jake Ross was waiting to send it over the line.
A few minutes after halftime, Hinds — who had been stopped a few times by Wohlar earlier in the evening — scored for the Sals. He headed in an inbounds pass from Keegan Walpole off another corner kick. The Sals scored four times in the final 20-minute segment for the final margin. The goals were scored by Ross, Callaghan Walsh and Paolo Magat. Walsh had two of those.
Sallies outshot the Seahawks, 17-3, and they picked up seven corner kicks to one for DMA. Sam Donnelly and Kyle Dietrich had one save each. Salesianumn (5-1) returns to Abessinio Stadium on Wednesday to meet rival St. Mark’s at 7 p.m. Wohlar had nine saves for the Seahawks, who are 3-5. They host Newark Charter on Wednesday afternoon at 3:45.
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