WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Drexel men's soccer team played its first road Colonial Athletic Association contest on Saturday night at UNC-Wilmington, fallin to the Seahawks 2-0. Both Wilmington goals came in the second half after the Dragons could not capitalize on chances in the first stanza.
The Dragons controlled play early on, getting off four shots in the first half compared to just three for UNC-Wilmington. Michele Pataia fired one on Wilmington goalkeeper Brandon Miller in the game's tenth minute, but Miller made the save. The Dragons would get off two more shots in the next eight minutes, although neither made its way into Miller.
In the 25th minute, freshman Robert Liberatore drove a ball that tested Miller, but once again the Seahawks' keeper came up with the stop.
A little less than 12 minutes into the second half, the Seahawks broke through. Taking a chip pass from Daniel Roberts, Jack Ward fired high inside the right post, beating Pentti Pussinen to give UNC-Wilmington a 1-0 lead. The momentum shifted entirely to the Seahawks' side, as they outshot the Dragons 13-5 in the second half.
Wilmington's Thomas Driver headed in the insurance goal in the contest's 80th minute.
The Dragons visit George Mason for their next match on Wednesday, October 5. That match is scheduled to get underway at 7:00 p.m.