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Christian Cuccinello had a career high seven goals during the Wildcats 13-12 victory at Delaware. Villanova moves to 5-0 on the year for the first time in program history.
A game that saw six ties took until the final minutes to be decided inside Delaware Stadium.
The game started with Delaware scoring the first two before Cuccinello, Devin McNamara, and Connor Kirst would bring the Wildcats back into the game and only trail one and the end of the first 15. Bryce Reid, who had four goals for Delaware scored early before Cuccinello and Dean DeSimone would close out the quarter to make the halftime score 6-6.
Villanova netted two goals in the final minute of the third quarter to tie it up at 10. It only took Danny Seibel seconds in the fourth to give Villanova a 11-10 lead but the Blue Hens’ answered back. It was DiSimone, who finished with five goals, found the back of the cage twice to put Delaware ahead 12-11.
Villanova’ switched goalies then and had sophomore Michael Toomey step in for the final 10 minutes. He had two big saves to stop the Delaware offense.
Cuccinello finished the game scoring one goal at 9:57 and then the game winner at 7:30 to give Villanova the win.
Next the Wildcats will return home to host the Brown Bears Tuesday. Faceoff is set for 4:00 P.M.