WMHS soccer

Webber nets three goals against Winthrop

Posted:  Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 6:45am

Grace Webber scored three goals and Lindsey Gordon recorded nine saves as the Wolverines defeated Winthrop 3-1 Wednesday evening, Sept. 27 at Wiscasset Middle High School.

The first goal came just 12 minutes into the game. Sarah Foley centered a pass to Webber in front of the net and Webber carried the ball into the penalty area kicking it past Rambler keeper Brook Burnham. At 16:30, Gordon charged out of the net and blocked Winthrop’s Aaliyah Wilson-Falcore’s shot. Two minutes later, Gordon recorded her second save by catching a line drive booted by Sierra Huff from just outside the 18-yard line.

With 6:48 showing on the clock until halftime, Burnham muffed a kick and Webber was there to hammer the ball into the net. Katelyn Main picked up an assist on the score.   

The Ramblers had one more opportunity to score before the halftime break. With five minutes left, Wiscasset was whistled for a handball just outside the 18. Wilson-Falcore chipped the ball into the penalty area but the Wolverine defense held, clearing the ball away. Wiscasset held a 7-4 shot edge over the first 40 minutes of play.

Webber’s hat trick came at 35:26 of the second half when she scored from about 30 yards away. After Webber’s third goal, Samantha Moody was inserted as goalie. Wilson-Falcore ended the would-be shutout with an unassisted goal at 23:44.

Wiscasset’s Ari Mills, Maeve Blodgett and Sydnie Thayer were defensive standouts. Lily Souza, Vanessa Dunn and Foley played well up front.

The Wolverines entered the game at 5-2, the best record among Class D high schools in the Southern Division but ranked seventh in SPA Heal Points. The Ramblers, a Class C team, entered the game at 4-4.

Wiscasset’s next three games are away at Monmouth Oct. 2. Spruce Mountain Oct. 4 and Hall-Dale Oct. 6.