Early goal holds up as Sals soccer notches first win


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WILMINGTON – A goal in the second minute by senior Bryant Krussman was enough for Salesianum as the defending Division I champions defeated the Division II title holder, Indian River, 1-0, Tuesday afternoon.

Krussman took a nice pass from classmate Kevin Williams to beat Indians goalkeeper Ian Walls. Walls kept IR in the contest with several nice stops, including two on point-blank shots in the 27th minute.

Indian River regrouped at the half and came out with some good chances to tie. Salesianum keeps Jake McAteer made five saves on the afternoon, as did Walls, and the Sals outshot IR, 7-6.

Salesianum (1-0-1) hosts C. Milton Wright of Maryland on Saturday at 11 a.m., while the Indians (1-1) welcome Caesar Rodney on Thursday night at 7 p.m.