Tim Chappelle’s unassisted goal midway into the first half was all Wiscasset/Boothbay needed in a 2-0 Mountain Valley Conference soccer victory over Spruce Mountain at Jay Wednesday. Coach Chris Cossette said Chappelle’s shot came from about 25 yards away.
With 6:32 remaining,Jordan Espeut booted in a penalty kick to finish off the Phoenix.
Caleb Gaberiele and L J Travis split the goalkeeping duties for the Wolverines. Gaberiele finished with six saves in the net. Travis had two.
“Our defensive backfield of Bayly Gaughan-Carrasco, Matt Smith and Josh Gaberiele stepped it up a notch in the second half and played very well for us. John Hodson had a good game, filling in multiple roles,” added Cossette.
It’s hard to believe but the Wolverines are headed into the final week of the MVC soccer season. Cossette said having the players from Boothbay Region High School really benefited the Wolverines. “They’ve been great, I hope we’ll see them back next year along with some new faces as well.”
The Wolverines’ win was their second in a row. This past Saturday, they defeated Carrabec 4-1 in the homecoming game. The win over Spruce Mountain improved Wiscasset/Boothbay’s record to 5-7. The team is ranked 11th in the Class C South Heal standings.
Two games remain in the regular season. The big one is Friday afternoon, Oct. 6 at Farmingdale. Wiscasset/Boothbay will take the field against undefeated Hall-Dale. The Bulldogs are 10-0 and ranked number 1 in Class C South.
After Friday’s game, the Wolverines have a week off. They’ll finish the regular season Monday, Oct. 15 by hosting Spruce Mountain at 4 p.m.
Junior varsity tournament
Wiscasset/Boothbay will host a round-robin tournament for junior varsity players Saturday, Oct. 13.
Coach Cossette, who’s organizing the tournament, said three high schools have expressed an interest: Hall-Dale, Lincoln Academy and Temple. Several others have been invited, but are not confirmed.
A 9 a.m. start is planned. The duration of the games will be reduced and teams will consist of seven players each.