NEW CASTLE, Del. – The Felician College men's soccer team gave its Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference playoff hopes a huge boost with a 2-1 double-overtime league victory over host Wilmington (Del.) University on Tuesday afternoon at the Kirkwood Soccer Complex. Wilmington is the CACC's second-place team.
Felician (7-7, 4-5 CACC)moved into seventh place in the 12-team CACC with two league games remaining. The top eight squads at year's end qualify for the conference tournament.
Freshman defender Keleenna Onyeaka (Birmingham, England) scored his first career goal with one minute, 36 seconds, left in the contest to give Felician the win. A free kick by junior midfielder Daniel Camargo (Vinhedo, Brazil) found the head of Onyeaka, who finished to give the Golden Falcons their first overtime triumph of the season in three chances.
Felician had been pressuring the Wildcats (7-6-4, 6-2-2) throughout the extra sessions. After missing the frame with nine shots during regulation, Felician out-shot Wilmington, 8-1, in the overtime periods, including three shots on goal.
The physical contest (47 combined fouls) remained scoreless until Camargo found the back of the net in the 85th minute, also the first goal of his collegiate career. Felician was denied victory in regulation when the Wildcats' Tom Quaranta (Baltimore, MD) struck from just inside the 18-yard box with 2:22 to play.
Felician freshman goalkeeper Anthony Tsouhnikas (Clifton, NJ) improved to 3-0 as a starter, making four saves. The Golden Falcons also successfully defended 10 corner kicks. John Allen (Wilmington, DE) had two saves for the Wildcats.