Westfield/Brocton wins fourth straight, 2-0 over NC
High school boys soccer roundup
NORTH COLLINS — The Westfield/Brocton Wolverines boys soccer team won their fourth straight contest on Thursday, downing the North Collins Eagles by a score of 2-0.
The game was controlled by the Wolverines for the most part, with strong defense being played by both teams right out of the gate. It wasn’t until the 35th minute when freshman Jacob Miller netted his second goal of the season off of a nice feed from Josh Heim to give Westfield/Brocton the 1-0 lead.
“We moved the ball very well today,” said Westfield/Brocton head coach Jay Pikiewicz. “North Collins played solid defense as well.”
The story of game — and most of their win streak — was the Wolverines’ tenacious defense. They’ve been swarming to the ball as of late, and they were able to do that again in this game. The Wolverines have now posted shutouts in back to back games and this is their third shutout on the season.
“We’re talking well on the back end,” said Pikiewicz. “We’re distributing the ball well, passing well and communicating.”
Mike Johnston was again in goal for Westfield/Brocton, racking up five saves to post his third shutout of the season.
In front of Johnston, Dylan Scriven, Nathan Culbreth and Conner Dispense have been playing lights out defense for the Wolverines.
North Collins was led by goalkeeper Michael Warsaw, who finished with 12 saves on the day.
Westfield/Brocton (5-2, 3-0) will look to continue their hot streak on Tuesday when they host Maple Grove in Brocton at 4:30 p.m.
North Collins (2-2, 2-1) will look to bounce back Tuesday as well when they host Pine Valley at 4:30 p.m.
Pine Valley 5, Silver Creek/Forestville 0
PINE VALLEY — The Pine Valley Panthers boys soccer team won their fifth game of the season on Thursday, topping Silver Creek/Forestville by a score of 5-0.
Sophomore Ty Wilkins opened up the scoring Thursday in the 18th minute after he buried a pass from Dawson Chase to go up 1-0.
The Panthers would see their next two goals scored by Ryan Snyder, padding their lead to 3-0 just five minutes into the second half.
“We came out and really played well the whole game,” said Pine Valley head coach Dave Pihlblad. “We dominated possession and created a lot of chances.”
Freshman Wayne Libby would score the fourth goal and Dawson would add his own to make the final score 5-0.
Dawson now has four goals and five assists on the season and fellow senior Snyder has nine goals of his own helping the Panthers get to their hot start.
Makiah Snyder made two saves in the victory for Pine Valley.
“We try to harp on having good, hard practices,” said Pihlblad. “Making practices harder than the games makes stepping on the field easier.”
Pihlblad also mentioned the stellar play of his defense, which is anchored by Jesse Jenkins and Jared Nobles.
“They shut everything down and give us extra possessions,” said Pihlblad. “Makiah is one the best goalies around he just hasn’t been shot at. But when does he’s there to save the day for us.”
Pine Valley (5-1, 1-1) will host undefeated Maple Grove on Saturday at 10 a.m. and Silver Creek/Forestville will also play Saturday against Randolph.
Maple Grove 10, Frewsburg 0
BEMUS POINT — The Maple Grove Red Dragons boys soccer team won again to stay undefeated on Thursday, beating Frewsburg by a score of 10-0.
Caleb Foley scored a hat trick, making his team-leading goal total ten on the season. Tristan Spillane also had a hat trick, making his goal total six on the year.
Sam Cummings was in net for the Red Dragons, registering one save on the night.
“We have a bunch of young guys that are motivated,” said Maple Grove head coach Cara Abbey. “They just know how to play together.”
Maple Grove (5-0) will now travel to Pine Valley on Saturday to face off with the Panthers in a big league matchup at 10 a.m.