Season Record: 6-0-2
The Woodstock boys soccer team opened its season on a high note with a win and a tie, both on the road against a pair of good teams. Friday the Wasps downed Mill River by a 2-0 score. After controlling play for much of the first half with nothing to show for it, Woodstock got a big lift when Mason Thompson sliced home a knuckleball from about 25 feet out.
On Wednesday the Wasps traveled west again, this time all the way to Bennington to square off against Mt. Anthony. This game was not only scoreless most of the first half, it remained that way through all of regulation and a pair of overtime periods as well.
The visitors were not able to match the energy of the home team and, as a result, Woodstock came out on top 1-0. The victory helped keep the Wasps undefeated in the young season, with a 3-0-1 mark. – Photo Gallery
Despite the whitewashing of Northfield, coach Tom Avellino clearly was not pleased afterward. Woodstock scored all three goals in the first half, two by Alex Crompton — one of which came on a penalty kick with five minutes left in the period — and the other by Connor McCarthy.
Wasps were under the lights at Springfield. Once again they dominated play. Once again they did all their scoring in the first half. And once again Crompton led the scoring parade.
But this second half was a different story. It wasn’t Woodstock coasting with a big lead; it was the revived Cosmos playing much better, denying the Wasps additional goals. And it wasn’t Woodstock players trying to do too much; it was another half with some good crisp passes and ball movement down the field.
The first three scores all came within a seven-minute span that began at the 34-minute mark. And all three were knocked home by junior striker Crompton.
Continues their streak of not allowing a goal in their season. The game on Saturday ended in a tie (0-0) taking the boys record to 5-0-2 for the season.
Asst. Coach: Butch Wardwell, Anton Vicor
JV Coach: Michael Bald