Raiders roll to 4-0 win over Wolverines
Gage Thompson scored twice and figured in a third goal leading the Oak Hill Raiders to a 4-0 win over the Wolverines Friday afternoon at Wiscasset Middle High School. The loss dropped the combined Wiscasset/Boothbay team to 0-2. Oak Hill is 3-0.
Nico Soucy netted the Raiders’ first goal on a penalty kick at 23:22 of the first half. It came after the Wolverines were whistled for charging. Thompson then put the visitors up 2-0 at 19:29. Riley Worth’s shot ricocheted off the goal post right to Thompson who booted the ball into the net.
At the midway point of the first half, Wiscasset’s Matt Chapman found Tim Shapplie open who fired but was wide left.
A few minutes later, Chapman made a nice move by Oak Hill’s Brady Bangs. The Raiders were then whistled for pushing just outside the penalty area. Shapplie’s direct kick was pushed wide by Cole Whitten, the Raider’s goalie.
The Wolverines’ first corner kick of the game came with five minutes left until halftime. Shapplie centered the ball but a Raider defender got to it first and cleared the ball away.
After the first 40 minutes, Oak Hill held a 9-4 shot edge, Shapplie taking all four shots for the Wolverines. The Raiders had five corner kicks compared to just one for Wiscasset.
The Raiders’ third goal came on a penalty kick at 15:30 of the second half; Riley Worth scoring.
Thompson then salted this one away with an unassisted goal with 8:32 left to play. His shot from 30 yards away deflected off the far post and into the net. Wiscasset keeper Caleb Gabriele tweaked his knee trying to block the shot and had to leave the game. His brother Josh was inserted to finish and picked up a pair of saves.
The Wolverines’ best scoring opportunity came with 13:32 left to play. Jordan Espeut chipped the ball to the goal mouth. James Hodson was there but his shot was a foot or two wide of the net.
Earlier, Espeut fired a shot from 40 yards away; the ball had a lot of mustard on it but was high sailing over the cross bar.