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Kilama scores twice to lift Quakers past St. Andrew's in boys soccer

ALAPOCAS – Wilmington Friends did not let an early deficit get to them when they met St. Andrew's in an Independent Conference boys soccer game on Oct. 4. Oryem Kilama scored two second-half goals, including the game-winner with just a few minutes left, to lead the Quakers to a 2-1 win. The victory puts the Quakers in sole possession of first place in the conference.

Friends trailed, 1-0, at halftime, but the Quakers played the Cardinals evenly throughout the first half. They kept the pressure on the St. Andrew's defense as the second half wore on, and Kilama was able to equalize in the 57th minute off an assist from Eros Connor. Extra time was looming when Kilama struck again, this time on an assist from Ely Longwill in the 76th minute.

That was enough to overcome a fourth-minute strike from the Cardinals' Alexander Phan, who blasted home a feed from Zachary Tull into the far corner to the right of Quakers keeper Liam Hudgings.

The game was entertaining, with both teams experiencing more than one near-miss. Kilama sent a shot off the side of the St. Andrews net in the 23rd, and two minutes later Timothy Farley of Friends curled a ball off the post to the left of Cardinals keeper Jackson Swets. Both keepers were called on to make several acrobatic stops.

Friends, ranked fourth in Division II by 302 Sports, was outshot, 11-7, and St. Andrew's had four corner kicks to the Quakers' three. Hudgings had 10 saves for the win. The Quakers improved to 7-0 (5-0 in the conference) and host Newark Charter on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

No. 8 St. Andrew's got five saves from Swets. The Cardinals (5-4, 4-1) are home next Thursday against Sanford. Game time is 4 p.m.


Tags: Oryem Kilama, Soccer, St. Andrew's, Wilmington Friends
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