Valley Sports Report
CANDOR — Lance Jensen scored twice in the first 20 minutes to propel SVEC to a 6-0 win over Waverly here Tuesday afternoon in IAC South Large School Division boys soccer action.
“We came out really tight tonight — not relaxed at all,” said Waverly coach Eric Ryck. “We had trouble creating opportunities going forward.
“We were a bit more relaxed in the second half, but we had too big of a deficit to overcome, and SVEC was able to keep the pressure on us,” he added.
Waverly wraps up the 2019 season with a 2-10-1 record. The Wolverines won one game last year, on the heels of a year without a program.
“All in all, I’m really proud of these boys and the season they put together,” said Ryck. “We would have liked a few more wins, but this team grew a ton over the season.
“They worked their tails off, and progressively got better all season long,” he added. “To me that’s a success and is putting down the roots of a solid soccer program here at Waverly.”
Jensen’s goals gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead, and Alex Doucett made it 3-0 in the 37th minute.
Jacob Banks, Kaden Hover and Brayden Ferris scored second-half goals to provide the final margin.
Daniel Thomas had two assists for the Eagles, while Banks and Jensen each had one.
SVEC outshot Waverly, 22-1, and had a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Sophomore Cameron McIsaac had nine saves in net for the Wolverines, and junior Nate Ryck had seven.
IN PHOTO 1: Waverly's Caden Hollywood and SVEC's Matt Suttmeier. ... PHOTOS COURTESY OF DANIELLE BANKS.