Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Wolverines pitch shutout against Preston

Boys' soccer

In a close soccer game one goal will often do the trick--and when you pitch a shutout that is all you need.

In boys' varsity action on Saturday, Wood River collected its second win on the season, edging Preston 1-0 on the Indians home pitch.

Stopper Bryce Newcomb buried a 35-yard free kick in the upper right corner in a duel in which the Wolverines were the better side, but did not capitalize on their chances.

"We deserved to win," coach Farrell Swain remarked. "We dominated the game and probably outshot them 17 or 18 to 2."

Only 14 minutes remained in the match when Newcomb blasted the game winner. Goalie Jesse Stark notched his second shutout of the season.

Swain praised her whole team's performance, but said the defense merited special recognition.

"The defense kept its diamond shape the whole game. Cory Rutkowski at sweeper and Bryce at stopper were just unstoppable. It was nice to see the kids play well."

Wood River (2-2-1, 1-0 league) is in for a busy week with a match at Century on Wednesday, and consecutive home games against Jerome on Friday, Blackfoot Saturday and Pocatello Monday.

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