Raiders 10-1 over Wolverines

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 8:45am

Caleb Leighton scored three goals leading Oak Hill to a 10-1 Mountain Valley Conference soccer win over the Wolverines Oct. 1 at Wiscasset Middle High School. Aiden Foley scored for the hosts.

Leighton’s first goal, a breakaway up the middle, came just six minutes into the game. The Raiders scored three more times before the half; Nico Soucy scored at 18:23 (unassisted) from inside the 18, followed by a headball by Brady Bangs on a cross pass from Riley Worth at 14:27.

The fourth goal happened when the ball deflected off a Wolverine and rolled into the net. The Wolverines’ first scoring chance came on a corner kick 20 minutes into the game. Foley took the kick, but a Raider got to the ball first and cleared it from in front of the goal. John Hodson took Wiscasset’s first shot from about 20 yards away but the Raiders’ Blaine Billings got a piece of the ball, deflecting wide of the net. Oak Hill scored five goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half; Leighton netted two of those, both unassisted. Oak Hill’s final goal came at 17:16.

With 27 minutes left to play, Foley ended the shutout. His shot from just outside the 18 found the right hand corner of the net. That put a charge in the Wolverines, resulting in three more shots on goal in the final minutes of the game. Wiscasset’s Brian Foye’s shot from 30 yards away carried over the crossbar. Hodson had a shot blocked by the goalie and Josh Jones missed wide right.

Wolverine goalie L J Travis had a long afternoon in the net. He recorded about 14 stops and had some nice punts downfield.

Injuries have reduced the Wolverines’ roster to just 14 players with a lot more soccer left to play. They have eight games left.

Wiscasset’s MVC record fell to 0-5-1. The Raiders improved to 5-4.