The Wildwood Catholic High School boys soccer team clinched its second straight Cape-Atlantic United Conference championship Thursday afternoon.
The Crusaders posted a 4-2 victory at Pleasantville to finish off an unbeaten season in the conference. Wildwood Catholic improved to 12-3 overall, 10-0 in the United Conference, while second-place Pleasantville dropped to 9-5-1, 8-2.
Pleasantville scored early to take a 1-0 lead before the Crusaders rallied with four straight goals to turn the game in their favor. Pleasantville scored the final goal in the final 10 minutes.
Beck Lindsay scored twice and Tyler Mericle and Taylor Ohntrup each added goals for Wildwood Catholic.
Following the victory, Wildwood Catholic’s players gathered for a post-game prayer for the family of sophomore defender Tommy Bolle. Bolle’s father died suddenly early this week.
Wildwood Catholic is expected to be one of the top seeds for the South Jersey Non-Public B Tournament, which is set to begin in early November.
— Brian Cunniff