Hunt blanks Eastern Wayne
By Ryan Hanchett
Published in Sports on March 6, 2011 1:51 AM
Wilson Hunt is a very good soccer team.
Eastern Wayne found out first hand on Friday night.
The visitors controlled the pace of play throughout a 3-0 win on the pitch at the Little Big Horn in New Hope.
"Hunt finished last season in the top 15 in the state and it looks like they are ready to pick that up this season," Eastern Wayne head coach Jorg Wagner said. "I thought for the most part we played a pretty good game defensively, we just allowed a couple of preventable goals."
Eastern Wayne earned the first scoring chance when a long ball rolled toward the Hunt keeper in the 15th minute. The keeper narrowly outran Warrior forward Jordan Jackson for possession and played the ball safely aside.
Hunt grabbed the lead nine minutes later when Rebekah Craven headed a shot into the corner of the net off o set play from a corner kick. The visitors added to their advantage in the 33rd minute when Ashley Batchelor found the mark from close range off a pass from Craven.
"I thought we did a pretty good job of organizing ourselves defensively we just had a few lapses in the first game of the season," said Wagner. "We were compact and we played to our strengths, but a couple of balls got through anyway."
Eastern Wayne played better ball controll in the second half, but failed to put together any sustained offense. Hunt outshot Eastern Wayne 13-1 on the night.
Hunt (3-0-0 overall) capped the scoring in the 73rd minute when Batchelor found the mark for the second time off a pass from Alex Hall.
Eastern Wayne (0-1-0) goal keeper Sidney Potter recorded seven saves on the night.
Eastern Wayne travels to South Johnston to open Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play on Tuesday night.