Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wolverines Comeback Bid Falls Short

The Wolverines Soccer Team gave an admirable effort for a full 90 minutes in their season finale versus Brewster Academy falling 3-2.

Brewster Academy took a quick 1-0 lead in the 6th minute, and struck again just 40 seconds later taking a two goal lead and it appeared as though it would be a long afternoon for the Wolverines. The game evened out over the next 14 minutes of play before Brewster converted on another opportunity making the score 3-0 with 25 minutes to play in the first half. Both teams exchanged scoring chances in the final minutes of the first half to no success.

With his team trailing 3-0 at halftime Head Coach Kevin Mellon must have found some inspirational words for his Wolverines as they came out with a renewed sense of energy and aggressiveness, a leave it all on the field mentality that was as evident as it has been at any point in the season. This new found approach paid off in the 61st minute when Joe Medeiros (Hudson, NH) fired a shot that was saved by the Brewster keeper only to come right back to Medeiros, whose second effort made it 3-1 and had gotten the Wolverines on the board. Bridgton Academy was not done yet as they really packed it in and kept the ball in the Brewster half of the field with their relentless pressure. Just nine minutes after scoring his first goal of the game, Medeiros struck again, blasting a sinking shot from 25 yards out which initially appeared as though it would sail over the crossbar only to quickly sink below it and find the back of the net to bring the score to 3-2. The Wolverines controlled play for the majority of the final 20 minutes, only to see their comeback bid fall short.

Although the result was not what they were hoping for the Wolverines finished off the 2008 season in a more then respectable fashion.

#7 Joe Medieros (Hudson, NH) settles the ball.

#17 Julian Clarke (Nassau, Bahamas) dribbles the ball down field as two Brewster players give chase.

#8 Jabulani Stokes-Nickerson (Chicago, IL) beats a Brewster Academy player to the ball.

#11 Zach Johnson (Westbrook, ME) takes a corner kick for the Wolverines.

#13 Chris Rajotte (Avon, CT) contemplates his next move.

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