Wethersfield guards against Weaver offense.
Eagles Soccer Buries Weaver with a 7-1 Victory
WETHERSFIELD - If frustration was building throughout the Wethersfield High School soccer team’s pair of consecutive 4-0 losses-first to Glastonbury and then Conard-the visitors from Weaver bore the brunt of it last Monday.
The Eagles exploded for a 7-1 victory-they notched 5 goals in the first half alone-at Cottone Field, extending the Beavers’ winless streak to 12.
Already facing a 4-1 deficit in the closing minutes of the first half, Weaver caught a bad break off of an Eagle counter attack that put the ball at the feet of a Wethersfield player dribbling down the right wing. With the Beaver goalkeeper charging out, the striker fired a low percentage shot that, surprisingly, found the back of the net to stretch the led to 5-1.
But the Wethersfield onslaught continued in the second half. The Eagles missed scoring again-barely-when a midfielder took a pass from about 30 yards out and ripped it through traffic for what appeared to be goal number 6. The shot ricocheted off the low right post and out of bounds.
For Weaver, goaltending kept a bad situation from getting even worse. After an Eagle player managed to juke past three Beaver defenders, the Weaver goalkeeper came up big, denying the point blank chance. He was called on again shortly after, when a through ball found an Eagle player in all alone, but the goalie made the stop on the breakaway chance.
His luck would run out, however, after a turnover in the Beaver backline. Wethersfield captilized, ripping a high shot from around the 18 to make it 6-1. The Eagles came back shortly on another breakaway-finishing this time with a chip shot over the goalie for the 7-1 margin.
Wethersfield dropped a 1-0 nail biter to Windsor before taking the next matchup to South Windsor 1-0. The Eagles take on East Hartford at home today at 4:30 p.m.