Wapakoneta Daily News

Redskin Boys Soccer Hammer O-G Titans

- By Cort Reynolds Sports Correspond­ent

OTTAWA – The visiting Wapakoneta boys soccer team dominated Ottawa-glandorf in a 6-2 Western Buckeye League win Thursday evening.

Redskins Kyle Beach and Austin Bump each netted two goals and passed out an assist apiece to lead the victors.

The Redskins improve to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in WBL play after the decisive win. O-G fell to 0-3-1 overall and 0-2 in the WBL with the defeat.

“We matched O-G’S intensity and physicalit­y,” said Redskin head coach Scott Brinkman. “Getting up 2-0 early was important and we relaxed a bit.”

Beach started the scoring 4:12 into the fray. He took a Titan defender one on one and found the net for a 1-0 lead.

At the 33:30 mark, Aidan Gallespie’s initial shot was deflected by the O-G keeper, but Gallespie scored on a putback of his own rebound to provide a 2-0 lead.

Just 25 seconds later, the Titan Gavin Morman scored to cut their deficit to 2-1 and the score remained that way to intermissi­on.

“They fought back and got the goal to make it 2-1,” said Brinkman. “At halftime we talked about effort, trust, and playing for each other, and in the second half we did that.”

A mere 25 seconds into the second half, Bump scored on an assist from Beach to build the lead to 3-1. Bump then fed Josh Tenaglia for a goal with 31:40 left in the game to extend the Redskin margin to 4-1.

Titan Isaac Mackey hit the top left corner of the net with 22:27 to go in the match to bring O-G within 4-2. Bump tallied his second goal just 17 seconds later to restore the threegoal lead.

Beach put the game well out of reach by netting a breakaway goal with 13:17 remaining.

“We were able to move the ball and find some space,” summed up Brinkman. “Fortunatel­y, we were able to capitalize on our chances.”

Tenaglia, Beach, Bump and Brantsyn Clausing each doled out one assist. Wapak out-shot O-G, 24-10.

Wapak plays at non-league foe Maumee Valley Country Day Saturday at 1 p.m.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States