Wolverines fall to Eagles

State Journal Staff Report Published:

Western Hills' boys soccer team suffered its first loss of the season to host Lexington Christian Academy Eagles Thursday night 3-2.

WHHS went down by two goals in the first half by John Greer and Josh Johnson. Ten minutes into the game LCA overloaded the left side, and Johnson found Greer wide open from 15 out. With eight minutes left in the half, Johnson intercepted a ball deep in Wolverine territory and caught Hills goalkeeper Aaron Lawrence well off his line with a looping 30-yard shot.

In the second half, Hills squared the game with two goals within a minute of each other. With 12:30 to play, Matt Vossmer crossed the ball from the right side goal line to the far post where his brother Aaron Vossmer was waiting for the two-yard put-away.

Marcus Waldner then sent a ball through to O.J. Oleka on the left side where his 15-yard shot drew the Wolverines even. An Eagle counterattack caught the Wolverine defense out of shape and balance.

A quick ball reversal from center to left and then to the right, left Joel Carlisle with an open shot from eight yards under the diving Lawrence, giving the Eagles their first win ever over a Western Hills boys soccer team. This loss also was a conference game, putting the Wolverines' chances to repeat as conference champions in jeopardy.

WHHS is now 3-1 and 2-1 in conference play. Lexington Christian improved its record to 2-1-1. Lawrence went all the way in goal for the Wolverines as Andrew Jones was the LCA net tender.

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