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The Eagles Triumph Over Wilson with a Decisive 2-0 Victory at Home

The Eagles’ unbeaten run persists, now reaching an impressive four consecutive victories
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Junior Dicarlo Torrico showcases unwavering focus as he prepares to seek out the Eagles’ next prime passing opportunity. His impressive tally of three assists in the early stages of the season secures him the top spot among all players in this regard.

Bridgewater, Va.- On Saturday, Sept. 9, The Eagles kicked off their weekend games in style, securing a victory against Wilson marking their third shutout to kickstart the season in impressive fashion.

In a historic encounter today, the Eagles faced off against the Wilson Phoenixes for the very first time ever, extending Wilson’s ongoing goal drought to three games this season.

The Eagles maintained relentless pressure throughout the contest, although they struggled to convert their opportunities for most of the game. Nevertheless, their determination remained unwavering.

Most of the game unfolded as a fierce defensive battle, with neither team yielding an inch for the first 75 minutes. This intense contest provided an intriguing spectacle for spectators, culminating in the Eagles emerging victorious from the hard-fought struggle.

The Eagles continued their dominance in shots, boasting an impressive 37 attempts with 16 of them finding the target. In stark contrast, the Phoenixes managed just five shots in total, with only three requiring a save.

During the victory, 14 out of the 18 Bridgewater players recorded a shot. Freshman Riley Queen and junior Lestath Savage contributed three shots on goal apiece, contributing to the team’s total of 16 shots on target.

The Eagles amassed a remarkable ten corners throughout the game, while they effectively denied their opponents any corner opportunities. Furthermore, both teams remained evenly matched with six fouls each.

Freshman Ali Malik initiated a successful counterattack, providing a precise assist to sophomore transfer Luis Orduna for his first collegiate goal, overcoming the resilient freshman goalkeeper Logan Neves, who had 14 saves.

“This is Bridgewater’s way, and I’m truly delighted to be a part of it and demonstrate my abilities,” said Malik. “While we didn’t begin as we had hoped, we rallied and took care of business on the field. The ODAC conference better be ready, because we’re aiming for the top.”

Orduna’s exceptional season maintains its momentum, with one goal and two assists in his four games played thus far. Malik exhibited remarkable presence on the field, covering substantial ground, and he received due recognition for his efforts, securing his first collegiate point.

The Eagles, after securing a late goal in the minute 75, added the finishing touch with just 2 minutes remaining on the clock. Freshman Trey Widrick continued his impressive form with goals in consecutive home games, courtesy of a beautiful assist from junior Dicarlo Torrico. This marked Torrico’s third assist of the season, solidifying his contribution to the team’s success.

“Today’s performance from the squad was solid,” said Torrico. “It was a particularly special game for me as my family came to watch me play. I’m eagerly anticipating the rest of the season, filled with the intensity and passion for the game.”

Next in line, the Eagles will travel on the road to face off against Guilford College on Sept. 23 for their second ODAC match of their campaign.

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Gianni Maltese, Staff Writer
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Senior, Class of 2024
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