The win not only snapped a four match losing streak for the Chargers (5-8-1, 5-8-1 Region 12), it may have salvaged their playoff hopes as well.
Delgado opened scoring in the 41st minute after Cuyahoga was whistled for a handball in the penalty area. His spot kick sent Cuyahoga keeper Brian Schollaert the wrong way, giving Ancilla the lead going into the break.
Cuyahoga would answer in the 63rd minute when a defensive lapse allowed Nick Quiring to finish past Ancilla keeper Alex Howe on a breakaway.
Delgado put the finishing touches on the match in the 77th minute when he latched onto center back Augusto Tirabassi’s long ball and scored for the 2-1 final.
Prior to the match, Ancilla honored all eight of their sophomores, including Delgado, Tirabassi, Yonas Araya, Trevor Ballinger, Adam Calhoun, Zach Furman, Michael Lobbo, and Chris Spoor.
“I was proud of how the team played today,” said Ancilla coach James Drzewiecki. “I thought we were more physical and more aggressive than we were in past matches, and that really helped set the tone throughout the match. For the sophomores, I think they really left a fantastic impression in their final home match, and we’re very proud of their efforts.”
Ancilla will resume play on Wednesday when they travel to Battle Creek, MI, to play MCCAA and Region 12 rival Kellogg Community College. Kickoff is at 4:00 p.m.