UNCW Press Release
HIGH POINT, North Carolina – Jamie Dell and Kalvin Kromer each scored goals as UNCW opened the 2014 season with 2-0 blanking of High Point in the season opener for both teams on Friday at Vert Stadium on Friday.
"A great result to start the season on the road, under tough circumstances, against a tough High Point team'" said UNCW Head Coach Aidan Heaney. "This is a difficult place to play but overall I thought we were deserving of the win. We continue to improve and I loved the way we were committed to hold on to the lead, with our players determined to not let High Point into the game. Jamie Dell scored a goal of the highest quality and Kalvin Kromer was clinical off Matt Tysinger's rebound. Jacob (VanCompernolle) did an outstanding job of leading the line at the back, but it was a true team performance from our players."
Dell, a junior, gave the Seahawks a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute when rifled off a shot from the top of the penalty area on the right flank. His shot sailed through the penalty area and caromed off the left post for the eventual winning goal.
In the second half, Kromer a freshman, was in the right place at the right time when he converted a rebound off the cross bar for a 2-0 lead in the 80th minute. Junior Matt Tysiner's shot bounced off the crossbar to Kromer, who netted his first career goal in his first career game in college.
Sophomore Sean Melvin earned the clean sheet with a pair of saves.
Both finished with 10 shots apiece.
The Seahawks open their home schedule on Sept. 1 with a 7 p.m. start against longtime rival UNCG.