WHHS advances to tourney final

Special to The State Journal Published:

The Western Hills boys soccer team needed both of its two first-half goals to beat Bourbon County 2-1 Thursday night in the Woodford County Invitational.

Ranked 22nd in the state, Bourbon County scored a goal in the second period to make it close.

The Wolverines hit the scoreboard with 13 minutes remaining in the first half. David Abell sent a long ball down the touchline to Lane Wilkinson, whose cross from the corner found Allen Sweeney on a run down the middle.

Bourbon goalkeeper Andrew Sosby had no chance on Sweeney's one-touch volley to far post from six yards out. Abell then delivered a long through ball from the midfield to Tyler Toncray on the left side. Toncray's far post side netter put the Wolverines up 2-0 at halftime and turned out to be the game winner.

Bourbon had several shot attempts in the second half, but none were a serious threat until there were 15 minutes remaining in the game. After a weak pass out of the Wolverines' defensive end, John Louis Hurter jumped on the loose ball and launched a 25-yard shot from the right side. The ball found the top corner of the far post for the final score of 2-1.

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