WMHS soccer

Wolverines in 3-2 thriller over Hyde

Posted:  Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 8:45am

The Wolverines scored three unanswered goals in the second half defeating Hyde School 3-2 in a jayvee scrimmage soccer game Saturday afternoon in Bath.

After Wiscassset spotted the Phoenix a 2-0 advantage, freshman Aidan Foley shook off two defenders on the left wing and scored the first of his two goals at 26:01. Foley with James Hodson assisting tied the game at the 12:02 mark. Chris “CJ” Loyola then netted the game-winner with 6:12 remaining.

Wiscasset Middle High School outplayed its hosts for almost the entire first half, holding a 6-4 shot edge. With just 12 ticks left on the clock until halftime, the Wolverines lost possession of the ball at midfield and Hyde’s Justin Podel scored.

Bobby Patricola’s unassisted goal nine minutes into the second half  put the Phoenix up 2-0.

Caleb Gabriele made several fine stops working in the net for Wiscasset, finishing with a dozen saves. Other standouts were Caleb’s brother Josh, Matt Chapman and Josh Jones but this one was a total team effort for WMHS from start to finish.

Although this was only a scrimmage, the come from behind victory was a big boost for Coach Chris Cossette and the boys program. This year’s varsity squad is made up mostly of underclassmen.

The Hyde win follows a 5-1 Mountain Valley Conference loss for the Wolverines at Telstar Friday afternoon. Matt Chapman, with Haiden Dunning assisting, averted the shutout with a goal early in the second half.

The Wolverine boys, 0-2 on the season, will host Carrabec on Tuesday, Sept 12 at 5 p.m.; they’ll travel to Dirigo on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Hyde blanks Wolverine girls

The Wolverine jayvee girls were shut out 7-0 by the Hyde Phoenix Saturday. Hyde School got three goals from Elena Waldstein, the first coming at 28:37. Waldstein, with Bailey Kent assisting, scored again at 24:58.

Eliza Burroughs and Lauren Leask then scored to put Hyde up 4-0 at the half.

The Wolverines were out-shot 10-2 in the first half. Their best scoring opportunity came with 5:42 left until halftime. Gwen Webber dribbled around two defenders and carried the ball inside the penalty area but the Phoenix goalie charged, blocking the shot.

Wolverine keeper Paige Davenport had 10 first half saves and finished with 15 overall. Sydnie Thayer, Riley Trask and Kayla Cossette made some nice plays for Wiscasset. A low point in the game was when Natalie Potter went down with a knee injury in the second half and had to leave the game.

The other Hyde scorers were Alice Yokabaskas and Claudia Salhauney.

The WMHS varsity girls will travel to Dirigo Tuesday, Sept. 12.