CLAYMONT – Sixth-ranked Archmere scored four second-half goals to earn a 5-1 win over Delaware Military Academy in Diamond State Athletic Conference soccer on Sept. 15.
Both teams seemed ready for the 10:30 a.m. start, and the Auks scored in the third minute when Andrew Rosenbaum blasted a penalty kick off the inside of the left post for the quick 1-0 lead. It didn’t take long for the Seahawks to tie it up. Justin McGee found the back of the net in the fifth minute to make it 1-1. The Seahawks controlled most of the possession in the first half but could manage only the one quality shot.
The Auks, who did not have a first-half corner kick, got two early in the second half but couldn’t convert. In the 53rd minute, however, Brian Neill streaked down the sideline, and his centering cross hit a Seahawks player and went into the back of the net for a 2-1 lead. The Auks were awarded a free kick in the 55th, and they found Will Schatzman past the defenders. He drilled the ball into the back of the net for a 3-1 lead.
The game was delayed in the 56th minute when a player and referee collided. The Auks kept the pressure on after the delay, and Schatzman added his second in the 58th minute for a 4-1 lead. Schatzman completed a fantastic week by completing the natural hat trick in the 62nd minute to give the Auks four goals in a nine-minute span.
The Seahawks (1-2) host First State Military Academy on Wednesday at 4 p.m.