Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Soccer Earns First Shutout of the Season

The Wolverine soccer team brought home a big win from Thayer Academy yesterday. The team traveled all the way to Braintree where they faced the Tigers and walked away with a shutout beating Thayer 3-0.

The game started out very evenly matched with the ball traveling up and down the field. For the first 20 minutes of play there was no score until Noel Rix (Rye, NH) scored the first goal of the game with an assist from Jordan Stoddart (Brampton, ON). With a 1-0 lead the Wolverines continued to work hard, dominating the play from there out. Stoddart had a few close shots but missed the goal by inches. With under two minutes to go in the first half, Stoddart crossed the ball in front of Thayer’s net where Paul Janos (Weston, MA) was waiting to put it away. The Wolverines ended the half up 2-0.

After the half, both teams hit the field ready to work hard. With the intensity up, the play continued with no score. There were again various opportunities to score for both teams, but Ryan Rogers (Falmouth, ME) kept Bridgton in the game saving every shot that came his way and earning his first shutout. After 44 minutes of a scoreless half, with seconds to go in the game, Stoddart found a pass from Janos, beat the goalie for an open net, and put the Wolverines ahead 3-0 for the final score of the game.

With another win in the books the team is looking forward to their next game when they travel to Deerfield Academy to play on Friday September 24th at 4:00 P.M.

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