Monday, October 4, 2010

Soccer Continues Undefeated Streak

After a week off from competition, the wolverine soccer team was ready to get started as they faced The Winchendon School at home this weekend. Bridgton came out and controlled most of the possession in the first half. The Wolverines had a few good chances to put the ball in the back of the net but were unable to capitalize on the opportunities. With ten minutes left in the second half, Bridgton took a penalty inside the box giving Winchendon a Penalty kick. Winchendon scored taking a 1-0 lead into the second half.

Bridgton came out in the second half fired up. Fifteen minutes into the half, midfielder Ty Williams (South Burlington, VT) evened the score when he hit a one time ball from outside the eighteen yard box, into the corner of the net. Bridgton kept the pressure on and had many good chances in the second half. The defense shut down the Winchendon attack giving up only one shot on goal the entire half. Bridgton dominated the play but was unfortunately unable to score leaving the game a 1-1 tie for a final score.

Coach Ashenfelter is happy with the team's performance and is looking forward to helping the Wolverines learn from it. "I am proud of the way the team battled back from another poor start, going down 1-0 on a penalty kick. We have showed great resilience coming back time and time again after conceding the first goal. Had the game been extended another five minutes I believe we may have finally found the game winner. We must continue to improve our shape at the back, and take control of the game early instead of waiting until we get knocked down to start playing," says Ashenfelter.

The team will travel to Bowdoin College on October 6th to play at 4:15 P.M. Then they will play at home for Parents Weekend on the 9th at 3:30 P.M. against Kents Hill.

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