Yellowjackets sting Silver Knights
Two score hat tricks in home team’s big victory
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Yellowjackets’ boys soccer team achieved a 10-0 victory over Tyler Consolidated Monday afternoon on Labor Day.
As soon as the whistle was blown to signify the start of the first half Williamstown came out strong, making runs down the right side of the field. Tyler Consolidated was able to produce counter attacks in this early stage of the match but the Yellowjackets defense held strong, shutting down most of those early break aways produced by the visiting team.
Ten minutes into the match freshman midfielder Gavin Bosgraf set up a pass for senior forward Trenton Lynch who fired one back into the opponents net to capture an early lead.
Three minutes later, senior Boston Caruthers sprinted through the defense and scored one past the keeper putting his own mark on the scoreboard to make it 2-0.
At this point, Williamstown was building up momentum with how they passed and set up plays.
Freshman midfielder Seth Hammer made a run down the right side of the field and crossed it over to the center where Trenton Lynch made another successful strike for a 3-0 advantage with 26:07 left in the first half.
One goal was not enough for Caruthers.
He found ways to break through Tyler Consolidated’s defense scoring back-to-back goals later first half. His second goal went unassisted and his third was assisted by Dylan Cosner.
“We possesed the ball for most of the game and we finished most of our shots which gave us our goals.” said Cosner.
Having watched the strong attack his midfield and forward was making defender Damian Cunningham decided to try a shot of his own. Cunningham fired from defense and to Tyler Consolidated’s surprise, his shot found its way into the back of the net to give Williamstown its sixth goal.
Midfielder Xavier Caruthers decided to make his mark towards the end of the first half scoring his own unassisted goal and then providing Payton Stevens with successful setup. The score at the half was 8-0.
Ten minutes into the second half, Caruthers decided it was time for his fellow forward to score a hat trick of his own. He made a solid pass that linked well to Lynch and again the strike found the back of the net, making the score 9-0.
“We weren’t sure what to expect coming into this game because they [Tyler Consolidated] lost 12 or 13 seniors last year.” said Lynch. “We just showed up to have a game like everybody else.”
The Silver Knights made a number of solid efforts in the second half breaking through the Williamstown defense but were unable to convert their break-aways into goals.
The last goal of the match was set up by Williamstown freshman midfielder Rainer Holls to Cosner putting the final score on the board, 10-0.
“I thought it was good.” said Williamstown head soccer coach Jason Hill. “We haven’t been together all weekend. It was as good as I could expect.”
Williamstowns next game will be at 7 p.m. today against Capital in Charleston.
“This is to get momentum to get on that bus tomorrow so we can get on the pitch an hour before the game so we can warm up and hopefully play a very competitive game .” said coach Hill. “So I’m very happy where we are.”
Tyler Consolidated’s next game will be another away match at Linsly at 5 p.m. Thursday.