In what can only be described as a thrilling back-and-forth match, the No. 6 St. Andrew’s Saints defeated the No. 11 Seahawks of Delaware Military Academy by a final score of 3-2 in the first round of the DIAA Division II boys soccer state tournament. Entering a tied match with a mere four minutes left in regulation, Owen Pinto ’20 made his mark on the contest two minutes later when he outran two defenders, found the ball and chipped it right past the Seahawk goalie, giving the Saints a 3-2 advantage with little time left. In stoppage time, the Saints defense held tight and limited all scoring chances for the Seahawks, securing a 3-2 victory.
With the win, St. Andrew’s advances to the second round of the state tournament for a fourth consecutive year. The Saints are scheduled to face off against a familiar foe in No. 3 Archmere Academy, who defeated St. Andrew’s by a final score of 1-0 in September. If you are interested in watching the Saints attempt to avenge this early season loss, the match is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Caravel Academy on Saturday. Go Saints!