The Wabash boys soccer team defeated Eastern 6-4 Saturday.
In a game that saw the Wabash boys take over 50 shots, the Apaches managed to score 6 times to put away the Comets from Eastern.
Eastern got on the board early when a breakaway resulted in the Eastern player being fouled by both a defender and the goalkeeper generating a penalty kick just 4 minutes into the game. Wabash quickly responded when Kolton Wilson fired a shot past the keeper. A few minutes later Sol France got his first goal of the season and things were really clicking for the Wabash offense. Jacob France, Troy Guenin-Hodson, and Andrew Dinkins added to the scoring before the half. Wabash went into the break up 5-1.
Eastern came into the second half ready to play as they put a second goal on the scoreboard in their first attack. A few minutes later Wabash gave up an own-goal as a cornerkick went off a Wabash defender’s head and into the goal. At 5-3 the Wabash midfielders, Kolton Wilson, Sol France and Jacob Fuchs, reestablished control of the game. The forwards kept shooting but some impressive play by the Eastern goalkeeper held them off. Then, left wing Marcus Haynes fed a well-paced through ball to Jacob France to log Wabash’s 6th goal of the game. This was Haynes’ first assist of the season. The scoring ended when an Eastern player hit a long shot from distance over Goalkeeper Isaac Byers’ outstretched hands. Byers ended the game with 2 saves.
Six is the highest goal total of the season for the Apaches. Guenin-Hodson paced the Wabash attack with 8 shots on goal, a goal and an assist. Jacob France ended the match with 2 goals on 11 shots. The Apaches are now 4-3-1. The Wabash JV will face Metro Rage at home on Tuesday, September 14 for a 7 pm kickoff. The Varsity will return to action on Thursday when they host Blackford.