Friday, September 17, 2004

Swain?s squad gains ground

Wolverines tame Tigers, 6-1

It took the Wood River boys? soccer team a little while to warm up in its home match against Jerome Tuesday, but once the engine was warm they rolled over the Tigers.

Wood River scored six goals in 55 minutes to beat league rival Jerome 6-1. Goalie Kristian Timmons made nine saves.

Audie McCann scored the first of his three goals in the game?s 25th minute on a penalty kick. The match marked McCann?s second straight three-goal game.

The lanky junior threw the ball in to Ted Dankanyin, who scored Wood River?s second goal at the 33-minute mark. McCann rocketed in a free kick four minutes later to put the Wolverines up 3-0 at halftime.

Jerome closed the gap to two points in the opening minutes of the second half, but Hailey answered immediately.

Willie Meyers dribbled the ball down the left side and crossed it to Bryce Newcomb on the far post. Newcomb converted from way outside to put the game out of reach for the Tigers.

Wood River (4-0-1 overall, 2-0 league) capitalized on another set play, when Reno Christino made a throw in to McCann who notched the fifth goal. Christino collected a goal of his own off an assist by Taylor Sundali to close out the scoring.

?We didn?t really pick it up until that first goal,? coach Farrell Swain said. ?It took us awhile to start, but then we rose to the occasion.?

Hailey hosted Century Thursday and will travel to Pocatello, Tuesday, Sept. 21.

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