Lexington and White Knoll, SC (Connor Radtke) – Last night, the White Knoll Timberwolves took on the Lexington Wildcats in boys’ varsity soccer. This was the second time the two teams met on the pitch, the first ending in a 2-1 victory for Lexington. The story continued last night as the Wildcats were able to take a 2-0 win over the Timberwolves.
For the whole first half, each team fought hard to get the first goal of the game. Both teams were unable to score. The first goal of the game was not scored until about the 73rd minute,leaving 17 minutes on the clock for White Knoll to attempt to answer back. The goal was scored by freshman #11 Jaxson Keene. White Knoll had to change their game plan to be more aggressive, which ended up leaving them vulnerable. Lexington was then able to take advantage of White Knoll’s vulnerability and went on to score the second and final goal of the game. That goal was scored by junior #22 Jay Urbates around the 84-minute mark, leaving 6 minutes left in the game.
This game left White Knoll with another loss to the Wildcats and an overall record of 5-13-1. The Lexington Wildcats took another win over the Timberwolves advancing their overall record to 14-9. Tim Green, coach of the White Knoll Timberwolves, said Wednesday afternoon that it came down to the Timberwolves getting outplayed. He said that the Wildcats were overall much faster than them although he believes his team worked very hard and did a great job on defense and stopping the Wildcats’ shots.
Will Gettys, coach of the Lexington Wildcats, said Wednesday that his team’s victory came down to the Wildcats’ possession time and out shooting the Timberwolves by a wide margin. He believes it was a good game and that his team played hard. He thinks they could have scored more goals in the game, but they couldn’t finish their opportunities, which he also believes is the “story of our season.”
Overall, the game was a marvelous display of hard work and determination. Both schools are looking forward to having good luck and a healthy rest of the season as both teams continue their play.