WILLIAMSTOWN—The ambition of the Bearcat boys soccer team led them to a 3-2 victory over Williamstown High School on Saturday. However, the Williamstown Yellowjackets did not make it easy for the Cats.
The Bearcats opened the contest passing the ball well, but it would be the Yellowjackets who got things started in the first half, connecting with the back of Grafton’s net on a free kick from 20 yards out, sending Grafton into the half down 0-1.
To start the second half, Junior Layne England took a shot just one minute into play and watched with anticipation as the ball bounced around and found itself landing in the Yellowjacket’s net.
England’s goal provided the Cats with needed momentum and energy, and just six minutes later, the Grafton group would score again. This time, off a pass from Sophomore Landen Hulley to Junior Spencer Copeland.
Receiving the pass, Copeland dribbled down the field, weaving through defenders and let the ball fly for an accurate shot that went around the Williamstown goalie and into the corner pocket of their opponent’s net.
The Yellowjackets fought back, gaining possession of a loose ball inside the box and landing it in the Cat’s net to tie things up 2-2.
With time winding down, junior Devin Weaver sent a pass to England, who then made a couple of moves, clearing the way and putting the ball in the net once again, giving the Bearcats the final advantage over the Yellowjackets.
Coaches Arthur Knight and Jack Wolverton shared that it was a great job by all the Cats and a true team win.
Now that their season is officially underway, Grafton will be taking on Notre Dame, on the road Thursday evening.
Individual player stats:
Cody Abraham: 1 shot, Gage McVicker: 1 shot, Gavin Wolverton: 1 steal, Spencer Copeland: 3 shots, 1 goal, Layne England: 3 shots, 2 goals, Bryson Kittle: 10 saves, Levi Miller: 2 steals, Zach Nibert: 3 steals, Colton Sanders: 1 shot, Devin Weaver: 1 assist, 3 steals, Landen Hulley: 2 shots, 1 assist, Garin Chambers: 2 steals and Landen Miller: 1 steal.