Staff, students give Wolverine soccer team rousing sendoff
The Wolverine girls soccer team left for Greenville Friday morning with a rousing sendoff from the Wiscasset Middle High School staff and student body and a police escort to the town line. At 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, the team will face Greenville High School in a Class D South semifinal tournament game.
The combined middle and high school student body gathered in Stover Auditorium at 9:30 a.m. to give their Wolverines a proper sendoff with applause and shouts of encouragement.
“The last time our varsity girls soccer team made it to a semifinal game was five years ago, so this is certainly a special event,” noted vice principal-athletic director Mandy Lewis.
The Wolverines advanced to round two in the SPA tournament following a 4-1 road win over Searsport Tuesday, Oct. 24. On the same day, the Greenville Lakers qualified for the semifinal game with a 3-0 home win over Buckfield.
Greenville entered the tournament ranked second; WMHS was seeded sixth. Greenville has compiled a record of 11-3-1 while WMHS is 9-6.
The winner of this afternoon’s game will face the victor of the Richmond-Rangeley game hosted by Richmond High School. RHS with a record of 10-3-2 is seeded first; Rangeley at 10-1-4 is seeded fourth.
If both Richmond and Wiscasset win this afternoon, they’ll play each other for the championship hosted by Richmond, the higher seed, on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The Wolverines scrimmaged the Bobcats twice this season.
The Wolverines’ head coach is Duane Goud. He is assisted by Todd Souza and Chris Cossette.
Greenville Middle High School is at 130 Pritham Ave. Greenville is in Piscataquis County and is about 120 miles from WMHS.