Ramblers hand Wolverines eighth MVC soccer loss

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 4:30am

Rowan Goebel-Bain scored four times in the first half leading Winthrop to a Mountain Valley Conference soccer victory over Wiscasset/Boothbay Tuesday night at Wiscasset Middle High School. Aiden Foley scored two goals for the Wolverines with John Hodson picking up an assist.

Foley’s first goal (unassisted) came at 15:40 from just outside the 18, the ball sailing into the far corner of the net over the head of Rambler goalie Jake Smith. Hodson then found Foley open inside the penalty area on a cross pass for the score with 6:53 until halftime.

Goebel-Bain’s first goal came on a cross pass from Andreas Kjaegaard five minutes after the opening kickoff. The Ramblers’ second goal came at 32:41, Brayden Stubbert’s shot deflecting off a Wolverine defender and into the net. Kjaegaard’s goal at 27:30 made it 3-0.

Winthrop lit up the scoreboard again with goals by Owen Foster at 23:57 and Colby Emery At 23:25.

Wiscasset’s first scoring opportunity came on a corner kick late in the half. Aiden Foley dropped the ball in front of the net but the Ramblers gained possession and cleared it away.

Foster’s shot from inside the 18 (the Ramblers’ eighth of the half) was smothered by Wolverine goalie LJ Travis and punted away. Two minutes later at 19:41 the Ramblers struck again with Emery netting his second goal.

Wiscasset’s first shot came midway into the half off the foot of John Hodson from left side. Hodson’s aim was off and the ball carried wide over the far post.

Goebel-Bain then scored three times in the final six minutes of the half putting the Ramblers up 9-2. The visitors added two more goals in the game’s second half. Payton Blagden got off two shots for the Wolverines late in the game. The first at 29:29 was set up on a nice pass from Foley. Another Wiscasset shot off the foot of Billy Pinkham was caught by Smith and punted away.

Still later, Garrett Cossette found Hodson open. He fired but Smith was there for the stop. Wiscasset’s Matt Eckert, Mason Davenport, Gavin Loupe and Brian Fore played well for the Wolverines. Travis finished with seven saves. Smith had four.

The loss was the Wolverines’ eighth in a row after the team tied Carrabec in the season opener. The win improved Winthrop’s MVC record to 5-6.

WMHS’s next game is Thursday, Oct. 10 at Telstar.