BY GENE NARDI
The Wellington High School boys varsity soccer team traveled to William T. Dwyer High School on Friday, Dec. 14, where they shut out the host Panthers 8-0.
It took the Wolverines only 60 minutes to end the contest due to the eight-goal advantage rule prior to time expiring. Wellington drew first blood just five minutes into the match, when Jack Alker sent in a rocket from 20 yards out to the give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead. Alker struck again in the 16th minute off a deflected save from 6 yards out to make it 2-0.
Four minutes later, Wellington’s Jesus Castellon launched a shot from 18 yards out to extend the Wolverine lead to 3-0 at the close of the first half.
The Wolverines needed only 20 minutes into the second half to score five more goals to end the match, as they patiently passed the ball to build their attacks at the Panther net.
Wellington dominated in time of possession and shots on goal. Five different players for the Wolverines scored goals on the night. Gino Colman, Miguel Rincon and Alker had two goals each. Caleb Zesiv and Castellon each scored a goal. Wellington is 7-1-5 on the season.
Above: Wellington’s Mauricio Romero heads the ball up field.