IAC BOYS SOCCER: WAVERLY RALLIES FOR SEASON-ENDING, 3-2, WIN OVER O-M
(2021-04-15)Valley Sports Report
ODESSA — Waverly rallied from a 2-1 second-half deficit to snap a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 season-ending win over Odessa-Montour here Thursday night in IAC boys soccer action.
“It was a little messy, but we’re glad to come away with a win and end the season on a high note,” said Waverly coach Eric Ryck.
“We have had a hard time converting our opportunities into goals this season, but man do we have a lot to build on for next season,” added Ryck. “I’m very excited about the future of this program.”
Michael Benway, off a feed from Ethan King, scored the lone goal of the first half to give O-M a 1-0 lead.
Junior Brennan Traub, off an assist from senior Peyton Bowen, tied the game with a goal early in the second half.
Cody Austin scored just a few minutes later to put O-M ahead 2-1.
Midway through the second half, Traub scored again to tie the game at 2-2.
With 10 minutes remaining in the contest, Waverly senior Nate Ryck crossed the ball into the box in front of the O-M net, where an Indian defender attempted to clear it, but knocked it past the keeper to put the Wolverines ahead, 3-2.
Waverly controlled the action throughout the closing minutes of the game to preserve the win.
The Wolverines had a 16-5 advantage in shots-on-goal, and a 9-2 edge in corner kicks.
Junior Cameron McIsaac recorded three saves in net for Waverly, while David Patterson had 14 saves for O-M.
Waverly wraps up the season with a 3-5 record.
IN PHOTO: Waverly’s Brennan Traub.
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